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Providing Life-Saving Strategies and Emotionally Healthy Coping Skills.

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health speaker, suicide prevention speaker, mental health education expert, trainer, and consultant. After her 20-year-old son, Charles died by suicide in 2015, AnneMoss wrote her award-winning memoir, Diary of a Broken Mind and the best seller, Emotionally Naked:A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with co-writer Dr. Kimberly O’Brien.

She has been a TEDx speaker, was featured in the New York Times, Variety Magazine, and was the first non-clinician invited to speak on youth suicide at the National Institute of Mental Health. A UNC-Chapel Hill alumna, Anne Moss currently lives in Richmond, VA. Her surviving son is a filmmaker in LA.

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AnneMoss’s Mental Health TEDx

Authentic and real, mental health and suicide awareness speaker, AnneMoss educates through stories, and her audiences offer her their full rapt attention– often not moving.

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

mother annemoss rogers and her son charles rogers with his arm around his mom in front of a window in the cafeteria of wasatch academy in utah in 2013

Mental Health Speaker & Suicide Loss Survivor

AnneMoss’s younger son, Charles, was the funniest, most popular kid in school. He was complicated, charming, eclectic, and a creative genius. As a teen, he wore the mask of a clown to hide his depression and anxiety and used drugs and alcohol to numb his thoughts of suicide. Ultimately, he became addicted to heroin and took his own life in 2015 at age 20.

The most devastating loss of her life was a turning point. While it took time to accept that purpose with grace, she has never looked back or regretted that decision.

One of the most sought-after speakers on mental health, AnneMoss speaks most often at conferences, universities, schools, and workplaces.

Training & Certifications

As one of the best-trained speakers on mental health and suicide prevention, AnneMoss continues to take training and earn 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

What Are People Saying About AnneMoss Rogers

Good luck dozing off or pseudo-listening to AnneMoss Rogers. Even those up all night, couldn’t avert their focus to her dynamic ability to connect. We all learned so much from her. If you want a keynote speaker or someone to connect with you on a visceral level, Mrs Ann Rogers is who you want.”.”

Mike Ross, Patrol Officer for Fairfax County Public Schools Safety and Security (video testimonial here)

“I had the pleasure of presenting with [AnneMoss] 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 (video testimonial here)

books by Author, AnneMoss Rogers

An award-winning memoir

suicide death memoir by a mother
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 are available. Available in the US and multiple countries. At Amazon and Beach Glass Books + more.

A amazon best seller for educators

Book Cover: Emotionally Naked - A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Identifying Students At Risk by Anne Moss Rogers and Kimberly H. McManama O'Brien PhD, LICSW published by Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Brand #1 best seller

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

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