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Looking for mental health and suicide prevention speakers? AnneMoss Rogers from Richmond, Virginia

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What does emotionally naked mean?

The closest definition is vulnerability.
If you are looking for a speaker who is authentic, will strip away the facade and be real, AnneMoss is that speaker.

Her books- Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk and the award-winning memoir, Diary of a Broken Mind.
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This site and everything I do in memory of my son, Charles Aubrey Rogers who died by suicide, 1995-2015

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Focus: Below is a Webinar with PowerPoint about addiction and mental health.

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Focus: An Interview Style Conversation on grief and loss by suicide.

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Anne Moss is her first name. It’s a southern thing. She is an Emotionally Naked® motivational speaker who captures hearts and fills them with hope.

Despite her family’s best efforts, Anne Moss’s 20-year-old son Charles died by suicide on June 5, 2015, after many years of struggle with anxiety, depression, and ultimately addiction. Anne Moss started a blog,, that has reached millions and chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral.

After receiving a message from a young lady named Lauren who wrote that one of her blog posts save her life, Anne Moss sold her digital marketing business and followed her purpose of speaking on mental health topics.

She has been featured in the New York Times and was the first suicide loss survivor ever invited to speak at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Originally from North Carolina, she graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, Randy. They raised two sons, the late Charles Aubrey, 20, and Richard, a filmmaker living his dream in LA.

Anne Moss is a certified suicide prevention trainer, NAMI Virginia Board member, 2 End the Stigma (addiction) board member, and YWCA 2019 Pat Asch fellow. She is the author of two books, the award-winning memoir, Diary of a Broken Mind and Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with co-writer Kim O’Brien Ph.D., LICSW.

Speaking Topics: Mental Health, Suicide, Coping/Resilience, Grief, Addiction, Stigma

Examples of Saving Lives Online


  • Registered safeTALK suicide prevention trainer- #n42749
  • ASIST Trained: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • ASK Trained: Focused on identifying, assessing, and helping 5-12 year olds at risk for suicide find hope for life
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid : 8-hour training
  • Preventure: Personality-targeted life skills training for youth shown to reduce drug/alcohol use in schools
  • Brain Gym Neurocognitive Training for Addiction: with Hamed Ekhtiari, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Bereavement Support Group Facilitator training
  • DBT Steps-A in Schools: SEL curriculum based on DBT and mindfulness
  • SOP Peer Trained: Survivor Outreach Program through AFSP
  • REVIVE! Training: Emergency administration of Narcan® for opioid overdose
  • Trauma-Informed Care Basics
  • Anne Moss follows reporting guidelines on suicide

Popular Speaking Topics

Turning Pain into Purpose

Inspiring emotionally naked stories of saving lives by sharing and connecting with others. Stories of hope and healing, and Anne Moss’s evolution of finding purpose after loss. Themes include: Grief, suicide, addiction, mental illness, healing, coping and hope.
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Emotionally Naked Truth About Suicide

This presentation can be about suicide in youth, a basic primer, or about a specific audience. The student version focuses on small shifts that create an environment of student wellness, resilience, how to build connection and coping skills into the school culture. Themes: Mental illness, suicide, grief, coping strategies
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Diary of a Broken Mind + Workshop

A mother’s story, a son’s addiction and suicide. The emotionally naked story of Charles and how Anne Moss coped with this devastating loss. This presentation includes an interactive coping skills workshop. For colleges/high schools. Program can emphasize substance misuse message. Program Flyer

PD: The Emotionally Naked Truth About Student Suicide

Professional Development for educators on suicide prevention and intervention, or oostvention (after a suicide loss) with Anne Moss Rogers. Virtual or in person. See the example pdf.

The Intersection of SUD and Suicide: A Mother's Story

If you have loved one with a mental illness and addiction, what do you do? Why our silo-ed approach is not working. Virtual or in person. See the example pdf.

Coping Strategies & Resilience Workshop for Students

This is for middle school, high school and colleges as well as teachers. Virtual (zoom) and in person. Example interactive coping skills workshop


Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, a division of Wiley Publishing

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Award-Winning Memoir

Diary of a Broken Mind: A Mother’s Story, A Son’s Suicide, And The Haunting Lyrics He Left Behind

Publisher: Beach Glass Books

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2020 New York Book Award Winner
2020 Best Book Award Finalist
2020 International Book Award Finalist
2020 Library of Virginia Literary Award Nominee
2020 Reader’s Favorite Award Winner

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