meet Anne Moss Rogers
Anne Moss is a mental health speaker who helps people prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse, and find life after loss
Anne Moss is her first name. It’s a southern thing. She is an Emotionally Naked® motivational mental health 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, 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 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 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.
Training & Certifications
- 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
- Trauma-Informed Care Basics
- 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
“Anne Moss was a pleasure to work with throughout the planning of our event. Since the first interaction, she wanted to know our expectations and audience so she would know how to adequately adjust her presentation. We loved her message and she exceeded our company’s vision for our event. Highly recommend Anne Moss; moving story, amazing presentation”.
Kallie Butler, Communications and Marketing Director, Wellstone Behavioral Health, Huntsville, AL
In Memory of Charles Aubrey Rogers, 1995-2015
Everything I do is in memory of my son, Charles Aubrey Rogers, the funniest, most popular kid in school who suffered from addiction and depression and died by suicide at age 20.
Mental Health Speaker Topics
Turning Pain into Purpose
Motivational mental health and suicide prevention stories of saving lives through connection. Stories of hope and healing, and Anne Moss’s evolution of finding an unorthodox but surprisingly effective purpose after loss. Themes include grief, suicide, online search and social media, addiction, mental illness, healing, coping, and hope.
The Emotionally Naked Truth About Suicide
This suicide prevention speaker topic can be a basic primer or focus on teen suicide prevention It is tailored for specific audiences (e.g. military, educators, corporations, parents, young adults). The educator version focuses on small shifts that create an environment of student wellness, resilience, & how to build connection and lifeskills into a school culture.
Diary of a Broken Mind
Anne Moss is a motivational mental health and substance abuse speaker for teens and young adults. Based on the book, Diary of a Broken Mind, this is a mother’s story about coping & resilience after a devastating loss. It focuses on how Charles used substances to manage his depression and how that led to his suicide. The program can include a coping workshop for students, a talk for parents and teachers.
Social Media, Search and Suicide: How can we intervene online?
Digital marketing expert, Anne Moss Rogers uses the skills she knows to help people save their own life. This presentation includes recognizing cries for help on social media & what to do. This unique presentation illustrates an innovative intervention with remarkable results.
PD: The Emotionally Naked Truth About Student Suicide
Professional Development for educators on suicide prevention and intervention, (or postvention after a suicide loss) with Anne Moss Rogers. For K-12 teachers and university educators. Includes case studies and real life examples. Virtual or in person.
Half Day Educator Workshop: Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Postvention
For educators, K-12, and universities. Ideal for a training or pre-conference workshop. About 3.5 hours (half-day). Rich with interactive activities, real-life examples, and case studies of how teachers have created a culture of suicide prevention in their classrooms.
Lisa M. Horowitz, PhD, MPH, Clinical Psychologist, National Institute of Mental Health
“Anne Moss Rogers is probably the most resilient person I know. She has managed to turn grief into action and she is a suicide prevention champion. I had the pleasure of presenting with her at the Pediatric Academic Societies conference and her part was absolutely the best. She received a standing ovation from the audience. I have been to this conference for two decades and I have never seen any speaker receive a standing ovation.”
Services & Target Audiences
Anne Moss Rogers is a mental health speaker for schools, universities, and education leadership conferences. She offers virtual and in-person professional development and half-day training on Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention. She offers addiction education, and workshops for students on coping skills, and managing anxiety.
Corporations & Workplaces
Looking for a mental health speaker for your corporate wellness initiative? Anne Moss is a corporate mental health speaker for workplaces thoughtfully addressing topics like suicide, addiction, grief, depression, and anxiety. She focuses on building a healthy work culture through safety and HR departments. See feedback for the suicide prevention presentation to Dominion Energy.
Conferences & Summits
Anne Moss Rogers is a mental health speaker who presents keynotes, pre-conference workshops, and training, at addiction and mental health summits, healthcare and education conferences, fundraising events, medical conferences, and more. Contact Anne Moss if you want to inspire your audience through storytelling.
How can a parent tell what’s normal teen angst and a warning sign for suicide? What does a parent do or say after their child returns home after a suicide attempt? What does a parent do if a friend of their child is at risk? Anne Moss helps parents understand, connect with their children, prevent suicide, and support recovery.
This presentation was a very personal and engaging approach to a difficult subject. Suicide has touched Dominion recently, and the presentation helped me to understand how others might be feeling as well as how to identify and approach the topic with others. I also found the material extremely helpful as a parent. (See other feedback from this presentation)
Dominion Energy Employee
What does emotionally naked mean?
The closest definition is vulnerability. But it’s actually vulnerability times 10. If you are looking for a speaker who is slick and super polished, you might want to look elsewhere. If you want someone who is authentic, will strip away the facade, and be real, AnneMoss is that speaker. Want to know more? See the blog post on this website. But then you might have landed here looking for the one and only original emotionally naked blog.
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