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What does Emotionally Naked mean? Vulnerability times 10. If you are looking for a mental health and suicide prevention speaker who will connect with your audience, offer clear takeaways and stories that teach, Anne Moss is that speaker. She is the emotionally naked speaker who lost her son to suicide and turned her pain into purpose. Her mission is to capture hearts and fill them with hope. Anne Moss flies out of Richmond, Virginia.  Contact/Speaker Inquiry Form.


How much is it to hire Anne Moss Rogers as a mental health speaker?

Anne Moss will customize presentations for the audience and provide you with a proposal that includes packages so you get the most out of your investment. So a quote depends on your specific needs. Examples of packages below:

  • Book Anne Moss to be the keynote speaker and visit a school the next day and train educators
  • Book Anne Moss as the keynote speaker and have her facilitate a breakout
  • Book Anne Moss to speak to parents the night before, and the kids the next day
  • Book Anne Moss to speak to college students and then to the professors or RAs after
  • Book Anne Moss for your workplace and have follow-up sessions via zoom after for employees who want more resources for specific issues
What is the difference between Anne Moss and other speakers on mental health and suicide?

Anne Moss is a suicide loss survivor turned expert so she has the rare combination of lived experience and expertise. She has been speaking and training on the topic of youth mental health since 2010. Her son Charles lived with depression and anxiety and ultimately became addicted to heroin and took his life in 2015. She didn’t speak on these topics until she spoke with thousands of those who struggled with thoughts of suicide or had past attempts and she has taken and continues to take hundreds of hours of training. She has practical examples and effective solutions that can be implemented right away, and her audiences always watch with rapt attention.  Her training includes:

  • Over 10 years on the board for a youth mental health organization and 2 years as executive director
  • 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
  • Self-trained on the CRAFT model for families supporting a loved one with addiction
Does talking about suicide give people the idea?

The answer to that is no. Talking about suicide doesn’t give someone the idea which has been the outcome of multiple studies.

However, we do know that being exposed to the suicide of another can increase the risk of family, friends, and community members. That phenomenon is known as cohort suicide. That’s why good postvention (after a suicide) is so important for suicide prevention. 

Does Anne Moss address topics other than suicide?

Yes. She speaks on coping strategies (DBT skills) and preventing people and youth from getting to crisis, anxiety, depression, addiction, substance abuse, mental health, and mental health stigma. Her goal is to always deliver a message of hope and healing. As someone who owned a digital marketing company for 7 years, she also has a lot of expertise in digital media including social media and search engines (google).

What are people saying about Anne Moss?

Good luck dozing off or pseudo-listening to Anne Moss, as she will grab you “right in the feels “ as the expression goes. Even officers who’d been up all night couldn’t avert their focus to her dynamic ability to connect. We all learned so much from her, and she puts it all on the line.  If you want a keynote speaker or someone to connect with you on a visceral level, Mrs. Anne Moss Rogers is who you want.

Mike Ross, Patrol Officer for Fairfax County Public Schools Safety & Security, Virginia School Safety Forum Attendee

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 more from Dominion Energy’s mental health and suicide prevention presentation here.

Dominion Energy Employee, Topic: The Emotionally Naked Truth About Suicide

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.

Lisa M. Horowitz, PhD, MPH, Clinical Psychologist, National Institute of Mental Health

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. 

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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, and young adults). 

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Half-Day Workshop: Student Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Postvention

As a pre-conference workshop or half-day training, this course is rich with videos, scripts, and case studies of how teachers have created a culture of suicide prevention in their classrooms. For K-12 & university educators.

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Social Media, Search and Suicide: How can we intervene online?

Digital marketing expert, Anne Moss Rogers uses digital expertise 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.

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Diary of a Broken Mind

Based on the book, Diary of a Broken Mind, this is a mom’s story of coping & resilience after a devastating loss and focuses on how Charles used substances to manage depression which was a contributing factor to his suicide. Good for teens, young adults, and adults. Includes substance misuse education.

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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.

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In Memory of Charles Aubrey Rogers, 1995-2015

The funniest, most popular kid in high school, Charles Aubrey Rogers, suffered from addiction and depression and died by suicide at age 20. All Anne Moss does is in memory of her younger son, Charles.

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About Anne Moss Rogers

Anne Moss is an Emotionally Naked® motivational mental health speaker who captures hearts and fills them with hope.

Anne Moss is her first name. It’s a southern thing. Despite her family’s best efforts, Anne Moss’s 20-year-old younger son Charles died by suicide on June 5, 2015, after 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 and passion of speaking and educating on mental health topics including suicide, addiction, mental health, and grief.

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 is a UNC-Chapel Hill alumna 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 the amazon bestseller Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with co-writer Kim O’Brien Ph.D., LICSW. She currently lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, Randy. 

The award-winning memoir

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Diary of a Broken Mind: A Mother’s Story, A Son’s Suicide, And The Haunting Lyrics He Left Behind, by Anne Moss Rogers with Charles Rogers. Publisher: Beach Glass Books. Bulk buys available. Available in the US and multiple countries. At Amazon.

I was on a flight to Florida and finished your book in one sitting. It was one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read in my life. 

Kim O’Brien, PhD, LICSW, Boston Children’s Hospital, Co-founder Resilience Unlimited

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An Amazon best seller for educators

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Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide & Recognizing Students at Risk, by Anne Moss Rogers & Kimberly O’Brien PhD, LICSW. Publisher: Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Publishing brand. Available in the US and multiple countries.  At Amazon.

This book is filled with creative and feasible ways teachers can nurture the mental wellness of students. It is an amazingly practical, accessible, and thoughtful resource.

Julie Goldstein Grumet, Ph.D., Director, Zero Suicide Institute

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