Anne Moss is an ENFJ-A on the Meyers Briggs
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
Number of Husbands
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
‘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.”
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