About AnneMoss Rogers

Mental Health Motivational Speaker, Trainer, & Suicide Loss Survivor

One of the most sought-after Mental Health Motivational Speakers, AnneMoss has lived the ultimate tragedy and become an expert on emotional wellness, suicide prevention, and postvention, as well as youth mental health. She speaks most often at conferences, universities and schools, workplaces, and corporations.

Her youngest son, Charles, was the funniest, most popular kid in school. 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.

AnneMoss’s presentations always start with her powerful story of loss but end with a message of hope and the coping skills she used to heal emotionally. Authentic and real, Anne Moss teaches through stories and her audiences offer her their full rapt attention– often not moving.

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. AnneMoss’s Books and eBooks | Contact AnneMoss 

To whom does this mental health keynote speaker speak?

AnneMoss is one of the most sought-after speakers on mental health because of how the audience relates to her vulnerability.

Besides speaking at conferences, her primary audiences for mental health training and speaking are educators, parents, students, and government agencies. She speaks on mental health at workplaces, schools,  universities, addiction conferences, and suicide prevention coalition summits.

9.29.2023. "Oh my heart. I love you-your mission-your advocacy. Our world needs more of you speaking and inspiring. I will carry your message with me and march forward and pay it forward. presence is powerful."

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…I saw you speak this morning at the NIMH suicide conference and it was one of the most beautiful, raw speeches I have ever witnessed. You were so vulnerable and open and articulate. Your story has inspired me to do everything I can as a doctor to screen for suicide/mental health concerns/and involve the whole family in my work. I thought your comment about connectedness, and the lack of it in our current age of social media and technological advances was brilliant….

Jaimie S., Research Assistant, National Institute of Mental Health 

Speaking and Family Pictures

Pictures of mental health awareness speaker and suicide prevention speaker, AnneMoss Rogers with other mental health advocates, at events, as well as some of her family photos.

Mental health motivational speaker, AnneMoss Rogers holding her award-winning memoir, Diary of a Broken Mind

Mental health motivational speaker, AnneMoss Rogers, holding her award-winning memoir, Diary of a Broken Mind.

Mental health speakers and suicide prevention speakers, Zak Williams and AnneMoss Rogers

Mental health speakers and suicide prevention speakers, Zak Williams and AnneMoss Rogers at AFSP Conference in Ohio. AnneMoss spoke on grief and loss at this event. 

2014 Rogers Family Photo. Left to right: Younger son Charles Rogers prior to his 2015 death by suicide, husband Randy Rogers, Mental health motivational speaker AnneMoss Rogers, and older son Richard Rogers

2014 Rogers Family Photo. L to R: Charles before his 2015 death, husband Randy, AnneMoss Rogers, and surviving son Richard

Left to right, Maya Anista Smith from Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way Foundation', Mental Health Keynote Speaker and Suicide Prevention Trainer AnneMoss Rogers, Danielle Gallagher, Lafayette School District Parent Chair

L to R: Maya Anista Smith ED at Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way Foundation’; Mental Health Speaker for Schools AnneMoss Rogers; Danielle Gallagher, Lafayette School District Parent Chair. Parent Programs here. And School Programs here

Pediatric Academic Societies speaker panel left to right: L to R: Mary Tipton, Fellow, NIH;, Anne Moss Rogers, Youth Suicide Prevention Speaker; John Campo, MD, WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute; Jeff Bridge PhD, Center for Suicide Prevention & Research, Nationwide Children’s Hospital & the Ohio State University; Lisa Horowitz, PhD, MPH, Staff Scientist on Suicide Prevention at the NIMH

Pediatric Academic Societies Speakers: Mary Tipton, NIH; AnneMoss Rogers, Teen Suicide Prevention Speaker; John Campo MD, WVU; Jeff Bridge PhD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Lisa Horowitz, PhD, MPH, NIMH.

Steve Swartz, CEO Hearst Media; AnneMoss Rogers, Mental Health Speaker at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, day 4, Idaho, July, 8, 2022

Steve Swartz, CEO Hearst Media; AnneMoss Rogers, Youth Mental Health Speaker and Suicide Awareness Speaker at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July, 8, 2022.

Mental health speaker for college students and high school students

Mental health speaker for college students, AnneMoss Rogers, with students from North Carolina State University School of Engineering. See topics related to Mental Health Speaker for Schools here. 

Mental health speaker for workplace AnneMoss Rogers with Leslie Hansen of Dominion Energy

Mental health speaker for workplace AnneMoss Rogers with Leslie Hanson Safety Manager at Dominion Energy. See the event here.  See mental health speaker for workplace topics here.

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Mental health speaker, AnneMoss Rogers delivering a speech on post-traumatic growth after loss. See mental health keynote speaker topics here

Mental Health and Addiction Speaker, AnneMoss Rogers with Recovery Advocate, Ryan Hampton

Mental health awareness speaker and advocate, AnneMoss Rogers with Recovery Advocate, Ryan Hampton. AnneMoss delivers a presentation on the topic of the link between addiction and suicide

Speaker on Mental Health AnneMoss Rogers with her surving son Richard on the set of the Ellen Show

Suicide Awareness Speaker, AnneMoss Rogers, with her surviving son Richard on the set of The Ellen Show in Los Angeles, California. See AnneMoss’s Press Kit

NIMH Youth Suicide Prevention Workshop Speakers and Panelists: Elizabeth Ballard Ph.D Staff Scientist NIMH; Maryland Pao, MD, Clinical Director NIMH; Lisa Horowitz, Ph D, MPH, Staff Scientist NIMH; David Brent, MD, University of Pittsburg; Anne Moss Rogers, Mental Health Speaker, Mental Health Awareness Education

NIMH Youth Suicide Prevention Workshop Speakers: Elizabeth Ballard PhD, NIMH; Maryland Pao, MD, Clinical Director NIMH; Lisa Horowitz, Ph D, MPH, NIMH; David Brent, MD, University of Pittsburg; Anne Moss Rogers, Youth Mental Health Speaker

Suicide Prevention Speaker AnneMoss Rogers presenting on stage with TEDx Grace Street Women projected on screen behind her

Suicide Prevention Speaker, AnneMoss Rogers on the TEDx stage. See her mental health talks here including her TEDx, “Can a Blog Save Lives?”

One of the top Mental Health Speakers, AnneMoss is a NAMI board member and part of the 2023 National Spotlight Campaign

As a national speaker on mental health & VP of NAMI Va, AnneMoss, was selected to be part of the 2023 National Mental Health Advocate Leaders Spotlight Campaign.

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Charles Aubrey Rogers at age 17. Therapeutic boarding school check-in. Not Plan A for the Rogers’ family. 

charles anne moss richard

2012- L to R: Younger son, Charles  AnneMoss, and older son, Richard,  on a visit to see Charles at Therapeutic Boarding School. Charles died by suicide in 2015 at age 20. 

Mental health speaker for high school students, AnneMoss Rogers and two students

Mental health speaker for high school students and teachers, AnneMoss Rogers, with two students from the mental health club. See event post here. See student mental health programs here

Suicide Prevention Speaker AnneMoss Rogers standing on stage at outdoor event for Speak Up Reach Out for suicide prevention

Suicide Prevention Speaker, AnneMoss Rogers standing at the ‘Speak Up Reach Out’ walk for suicide prevention in Colorado. The majority of attendees were suicide loss survivors. See mental health keynote speaker topics here. 

Mental Health Speakers Anne Moss Rogers and Mike Veny at National Speakers Association Conference<br />

Top Mental Health Speakers Anne Moss Rogers and Mike Veny at the National Speakers Association Conference. See the mental health speakers event.

charles the rapper

This was to be Charles Rogers’ album cover for this second album, which he had a contract to produce. Only one and a half songs were completed prior to his death. Some of the lyrics are shared in the book, Diary of a Broken Mind.

charles and his daddy

Charles loved his daddy. He loved to cuddle, give hugs and was never embarrassed to do so even as a teenager. No one gave love so openly and freely. The world misses a human like him. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The audience at the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk at UNC Chapel Hill with Suicide Prevention Speaker, AnneMoss Rogers

Mental Health Speaker FAQ

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

We know you want the price list like the grocery store but all requests are different. There are travel and time considerations, and often people want a keynote then a breakout or several trainings and consulting. AnneMoss will customize your package and provide you with a proposal that helps you get the most out of your investment. 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 college students and then to the professors or RAs after then hire her for consulting during the academic year.
  • 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?

AnneMoss Rogers has the rare combination of lived experience as a suicide loss survivor, the training and expertise as well as the passion of wanting no one else to suffer this loss. 

Her son Charles lived with depression and anxiety and ultimately became addicted to heroin and took his life in 2015. While she has been speaking and training on the topic of youth mental health since 2010, she didn’t speak on suicide until she spoke with thousands of those who struggled with thoughts of suicide or had past attempts and had taken 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.  

What's it like to work with AnneMoss Rogers?

AnneMoss and her team pride themselves on being authentic and understanding that we are serving you and your audience. That means answering your query as fast as possible and being responsive. AnneMoss isn’t some prima donna who lives in an ice castle on a private island but a mom who has lived through devastation and has found that as a mental health awareness speaker, she has been able to find and continue healing. She wants to help your audience with healing strategies and finding hope. 

 

Does Anne Moss address topics other than suicide?

Yes. She speaks on mental health, coping strategies (DBT skills), and preventing people and youth from getting to crisis. She talks about anxiety, depression, addiction, substance misuse including trending substances, self-harm, grief, and mental health stigma. 

Her goal is to always deliver a message of hope and healing as well as solutions. 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).

I just want to say that you are a beautiful soul and I feel so blessed to have heard you speak today.  Thank you for sharing your story and your knowledge!

Alex Littleton, Dir of Operations at Communities In Schools of Southwest Virginia

In Memory of Charles Aubrey Rogers, 1995-2015

This all started in memory of AnneMoss Rogers’ son Charles Aubrey Rogers, the funniest, most popular kid in school who suffered from addiction and depression and died by suicide at age 20.

charles aubrey rogers and mom, anne moss rogers, suicide loss survivor and suicide prevention speaker

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