Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Speaker
A mental health speaker and expert from Richmond, Virginia.
Watch Anne Moss’s 6-minute TED talk on suicide, “Can a Blog Save Lives?“
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Themes include: mental health; coping skills and resilience; suicide; young adult and teen suicide; post-traumatic growth, addiction and substance misuse, grief and loss, finding purpose; the link between addiction, mental health, and suicide; digital media and its impact on youth mental health and suicide; psychological safety at work
Best speaker on this subject that I have ever heard in 20 years in the “business.”
Vicki Hutman CS ICC, Founder at Vicki Hutman Mental Coaching and Sports Consulting
meet Anne Moss Rogers
Anne Moss is a mental health speaker who helps people cope with challenges, prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse, and recover after crisis. Virtual or in-person training and keynotes.
Audiences: University and K-12 educators, students, corporations and workplaces, parents, and more
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, Variety Magazine, 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.
Mental Health Speaker Topics & Overview
- Get the one-sheet overview of Anne Moss’s mental health topics (pdf)
- Go to the press kit page for headshots and bio for your event (web page)
- See Reviews for Mental Health Speaker Anne Moss Rogers
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
Mental Health Speaker Topics
All topics include Anne Moss’s powerful story of loss. Any of these topics can be in person or virtual and all are customized to the audience. Get the mental health and suicide prevention speaker handout here in pdf.
Turning Pain into Purpose
Type: Mental health Keynote
Anne Moss Rogers’ most requested topic includes her powerful story, messages of hope, healing, post-traumatic growth & motivational stories of saving lives using a unique strategy of connection. Motivational and inspirational.
Audiences: Keynote for conferences, grief events, colleges + more
Emotionally Naked® Workplace Wellness
Type: Onsite, Keynote, Breakout
Includes Anne Moss’s story, coping strategies for anxiety, depression, & finding hope. Themes include self-care, DEI, PTO, avoiding burnout, and empowering people with the skills to listen and connect with others.
Audiences: Companies, professional organizations
- Example program flyer
- Mental Health Speakers for Workplace Program Descriptions
- Mental health speaker for workplace visits Dominion Energy
Diary of a Broken Mind: A Mother's Story
Type: Mental Health Keynote
Focuses on the relationship between addiction, suicide, and the mental illnesses and trauma that trigger it. Includes messages of hope, coping & resilience after loss. Based on the book, Diary of a Broken Mind.
Audiences: Keynote for students, adults, gov agencies, workplaces
Suicide Prevention Training for Teachers
Type: Pre-conf Workshop, Training
Half day. This is Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Postvention for Educators, K-12, and universities. It is rich with interactive activities, real-life examples of how educators have created a culture of suicide prevention in their classrooms and their schools.
Audiences: Teachers, Principals, School counselors, SROs
The Emotionally Naked® Truth About Suicide
Type: Keynote or Breakout
TrainingThis topic can be a basic primer, a PD for educators, a breakout, a workplace program, or a parent education seminar. It is customized to specific audiences. What to look for, what to say/do, and how to prevent someone from getting to crisis. 1-2 hours.
Audiences: Parents, educators, workplaces
Social Media, Search and Suicide: How can we intervene online?
Type: Mental Health Keynote
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.
Audiences: Parents, educators, workplaces, students
An outstanding job presenting at the Bonine conference at EIU. Excellent information for all stakeholders involved with people of all ages.
Don Dawson, Eastern Illinois University, Bonine Suicide Prevention Conference
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, trainer, author, and consultant. Consulting projects have included apps, dashboards, programs, video projects, community prevention, and postvention strategies and initiatives.
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 mental health and suicide prevention education for parents and for students.
Corporations & Workplaces
Looking for a motivational mental health speaker for your corporate wellness initiative? Anne Moss is a corporate mental health speaker for workplaces. 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 one of the most sought-after mental health speakers who presents relatable motivational keynotes, pre-conference workshops, and training at mental health summits, education conferences, fundraising events, suicide prevention coalitions, and more. Contact Anne Moss.
Anne Moss provides mental health and suicide prevention education for parents usually as part of a school-based program or in a workplace. so they can learn how to support kids who are struggling with mental health issues. 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.
An award-winning memoir
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
A amazon best seller for educators
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 practical, easy to read and apply, and important support for any teacher who wants to be a real mental health ally to students.
Suzanne Button, PhD., Sr Clinical Director, High School Programming, JED Foundation
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