About Anne Moss

Speaker, Author, Consultant, Trainer & Suicide Loss Survivor 

A sought-after motivational mental health speaker Anne Moss is a lifelong writer and marketing expert. She started out as a copywriter at the Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia writing traditional advertising–TV, radio, print ads, even labels on wine bottles. Later, she freelanced and then gravitated to digital in 1996 when everyone else was saying it was just a fad. From 2010 to 2017, she co-owned a digital marketing company as a partner and creative director. Starting in 2010, she began speaking on topics related to youth mental health. 

After her son’s death in 2015, she followed her passion to focus on mental health and suicide prevention full time and sold her marketing business.  The most devastating loss of her life was a turning point.  While it took time to accept that purpose with grace, she has never looked back or regretted that decision. 

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Anne Moss is an ENFJ-A on the Meyers Briggs

Press Kit

Pictures, bio, and more are in the Press Kit.  Photos to promote an event or podcast are here  Headshots

Intro Bio

For events and podcasts, this is the intro for Anne Moss Rogers including trigger warning blurb for emotional content. Introduction

Link to Bulk Book Buys

This will have a link to a pdf for contacts at the publisher for bulk book purchases for either book as well as book images and descriptions. Bulk Book Buys pdf

Get the One Pager

This pdf is an overview of Anne Moss Rogers: her topics, a short bio, training, books, and testimonials. One-pager

Safe Messaging

Guidelines for Sharing Mental Health Stories at a Public Event. How to coach storytellers, safety guidelines, trigger warning script, handouts + more. Free eBook.

Mental Health Speaker

What to look for in a mental health speaker, is a free download. For those who want a good speaker and a responsible storyteller. Free eBook.

Charles’s story, your story, must be told. What an incredible grief journey you have traveled, coming from where you were just 5 years ago to the impact you are making today in so many lives. The stigma of suicide needs to be told and you are the person to do that.  Your story resonates with bereaved parents and offers them a way forward..it is beneficial not only to parents of suicide victims but to all bereaved parents because most, if not all the emotions you mention, we encounter.

Bob Burash, Chapter Leader, Bereaved Parents USA 

RANDOM facts about Anne Moss

  • She was Executive Director for a youth mental health org
  • In 2010, no one except rotary would invite her in to speak on youth mental health
  • Anne Moss is a brain tumor survivor
  • Anne Moss is obsessive which she insists is part of her charm
  • She has never had a manicure
  • Anne Moss used to have serious arachnophobia
  • She was a snake handler as a docent at the Raleigh Museum


  • Anne Moss suffered a broken neck as a result of a diving accident at age 15 
  • The most unusual place she ever presented in was a barn (a real barn with real sh*t in it)
  • Her childhood dog, Frosty, lived till he was 20
  • She didn’t like being an ED of a nonprofit 
  • Anne Moss is an avid UNC tarheel basketball fan
  • From kindergarten to 8th grade, Anne Moss coached rec league basketball. 

…I saw you speak this morning at the NIMH suicide conference and it was one of the most beautiful, raw speeches I have ever witnessed. You were so vulnerable and open and articulate. Your story has inspired me to do everything I can as a doctor to screen for suicide/mental health concerns/and involve the whole family in my work. I thought your comment about connectedness, and the lack of it in our current age of social media and technological advances was brilliant….

Jaimie S., Research Assistant, National Institute of Mental Health 

safetalk trainer
SWAM virginia
national speaker's association

Number of Husbands


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Learning Outcomes

Anne Moss frequently asks audience members to leave an index card about one thing they learned. She considers it a gift for those to share themselves with her. Click here for more.

author of two books

An award-winning memoir, Diary of a Broken Mind, and an Amazon bestseller for the education market, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with co-writer-Kim O’Brien PhD, LICSW. Find books here.


Many teens left your class ready to open up about the issues they were facing with the other adult teen/youth workers at the YMCA Leader’s Club Regional rally. Your class was a bridge that encouraged teens and some of the attending parents to have those difficult conversations about self-love, authenticity, depression, grief and teen suicide. One teen in particular, who identifies as transgender, expressed how your class helped him accept who he is becoming. He also shared he once thought about dying by suicide and was ashamed but after hearing that others were facing the same issues helped him realize he was not alone.

Janice Hughes, Associate Director of Teens at YMCA of Greater Richmond

Pictures of Charles and Family

As a toddler, Charles had white-blonde hair that would later transform into beautiful loose, brown curls. He was complex, adorable, frustrating, hilarious, effervescent, electro-charged, charming, eccentric, and a creative genius. The life of the party took his own life and in its place is an ocean-sized crater.

Richard and Charles
charles rogers

‘I struggle with..’ Activity

This post-it note activity is done with both youth and adults, virtually and in person, helps people feel they are not alone which is far more effective than saying “you are not alone.”  

i struggle with anxiety
i struggle with believing i am a good teacher
i struggle with grief
i struggle with anxiety
i struggle reaching out when I feel alone
being called gay
i struggle with eating disorder and anxiety

Blast from her past

Anne Moss was an adorable baby. Just ask her mom.

She is around 4 years old watching TV with her favorite first cousin, Charles Haigh, after whom her younger son, Charles Rogers, was named.

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Beaver County Zero Suicide Prevention Coalition Event

Beaver County Zero Suicide Prevention Coalition Event

Image caption: Mental health keynote speaker, Anne Moss Rogers, and Elisia Majors Zero Suicide is a framework that operationalizes the core components necessary for health care systems to transform suicide care into seven elements: lead, train, identify, engage,...

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