the emotionally naked speaker
Looking for mental health and suicide prevention speakers? AnneMoss Rogers from Richmond, Virginia
AnneMoss speaks on topics related to suicide prevention, mental health, addiction, coping strategies, and grief. She captures hearts and fills them with hope.
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.
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.
and a frequent co-presenter with Anne Moss.
Most Requested 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 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 exercise. For colleges/high schools. Program can emphasize substance misuse message. Program Flyer
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Mental Health Speaker
Anne Moss is her first name. It’s a southern thing. She is TEDx storyteller, the 2019 YWCA Pat Asch Fellow for social justice, NAMI Virginia board member, author of the award-winning book, Diary of a Broken Mind, and an Emotionally Naked® motivational speaker who helps people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse, and find life after loss.
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, and chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral.
After receiving a message from a young lady who wrote that one of her blog posts saved 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 trainer for the 4-hour evidence-based training called safeTALK. And her new book with co-writer Kim O’Brien Ph.D., LICSW, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing students at Risk, will release August 2021.