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AnneMoss speaks on topics related to suicide prevention, mental health, addiction, coping strategies, and grief. She captures hearts and fills them with hope.

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Focus: Below is a Webinar with PowerPoint about addiction and mental health.
Audience: Parents and teachers concerned with substance misuse. This topic can be tailored to focus on the needs of different audiences such as grief and suicide prevention.

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Focus: Below is an Interview Style Conversation on grief and loss by suicide.
Audience: Those who work with people who are at risk of suicide, those who work with the bereaved by suicide, and those who have lost someone to suicide or drug-related death.




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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 and hope.
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Emotionally Naked Truth About Suicide

Signs of suicide in youth and what to do. 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

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

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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. 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.

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, EmotionallyNaked.com, 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 preventing suicide and reducing the stigma of addiction and mental illness.

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, 26, 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. Her presentation themes focus on preventing suicide, reducing stigma and substance misuse, finding life after loss, and building a toolbox of coping strategies.
Examples of Saving Lives Online.