Anne Moss is the author of two mental health books

Books and eBooks:  Diary of a Broken MindTeacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide | Free eBook Library

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suicide death memoir by a mother

Award-winning mental health 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.

Description: The funniest, most popular kid in school, Charles Aubrey Rogers, suffered from depression and later addiction, then died by suicide in 2015. Diary of a Broken Mind focuses on the relatable story of what led to his suicide at age 20 and answers the “why” behind his addiction and this cause of death revealed through both a mother’s story and years of Charles’ published and unpublished song lyrics. The closing chapters focus on hope and healing– and how the author found her purpose and forgave herself.

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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

Diary of a Broken Mind Endorsements

I am an LCSW and college instructor in a Human Services program. This is a deeply moving book that I will be recommending to my students

Mary C., LICSW

Anne Moss and her late son Charles bring tragedy, hope, and healing through the pages of Diary of a Broken Mind.

Ryon Hampton, Recovery Activist, Author, The American Fix

This book is written beautifully by Ann Moss Rogers and her son–haunting to read at times. I could not put the book down and read it in less than 24 hours because it took me in completely…

Carolyn Clemmons

Friends, if you or anyone you know suffers from depression and addiction and you want to understand them from the inside out, THIS is the book for you.

Katherine Wintsch, Author of Slay Like A Mother

emotionally naked teachers guide to preventing suicide

An 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.

Description: Perfect for teachers, counselors, coaches, parents, and administrators in schools, this bestseller highlights the tools, resources, and ideas that fuel small culture shifts for a foundation of suicide prevention. Since teachers oversee millions of adolescents nationwide, their observations, instincts, and relationships make them a vital first link between students, the school counseling team, their parents, and mental health resources. This book covers key strategies for prevention, intervention, and postvention, emphasizing student wellness, social-emotional learning, and collaboration among educators at all levels.

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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

Your book was one of our professional development books over the summer. I read it and was a facilitator for the book and they asked me to do a breakout session for our PD day. I am trying to put together some resources and a presentation on the book. I am so excited to do this. Your book was the BEST resource I have ever read in my 25 years of education.

Susan R., Guidance Counselor, Missouri High School 

The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast

The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast, Suicide Prevention: What Teachers Can Do, hits the highlights and reinforces some of the main concepts in the book.

Grief Out Loud - Suicide postvention. What schools can do

This podcast focuses on Postvention which is after suicide loss. It’s an overview of what schools and communities can do to prevent future loss of life. 

Emotionally Naked Endorsements

The authors bring out the heart and soul of suicide prevention. Policymakers, administrators, educators, and parents will walk away inspired, and better equipped to address suicide in schools.

Jonathan B. Singer, Ph.D., LCSW, President, American Association of Suicidology

Sound information, practical advice, superb collection of resources, and written with compassion.

Jerry Reed, Ph.D., MSW, Education Development Center

This book is an amazingly practical, accessible, and thoughtful resource.

–Julie Goldstein Grumet, Ph.D., Director, Zero Suicide Institute, Education Development Center

Teachers are uniquely positioned to recognize children who are struggling emotionally. This book is a priceless resource in helping them do this effectively.

Victor Schwartz, MD, Former CMO, The JED Foundation, Dept of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine

Free ebook library

by Anne Moss Rogers and Karla Helbert LPC

The Emotionally Naked Bereavement Provider: What to say to people who’ve lost someone to suicide

Grief Journey in a Jar Kit.  A gift for those who’ve lost a child. Give this as a gift or use it in a support group.

grief journey in a jar kit general loss

Grief Journey in a jar. A gift for those who’ve lost someone they love. Give this as a gift or use it in a support group. 

prevent suicide in your kids

10 Tips for Preventing Suicide in our Children. While nothing is guaranteed, these tips will help lower risk and help you have the conversation. 

my child is suicidal what do i do
My Child Has Been Suicidal. What do I do Now? (20 pgs)A what to say, what to do guide for caregivers. Share this resource with parents and other caregivers.
symptoms of depression

How to Recognize Symptoms of Depression.  For those who suspect they might have depression or loved ones who are concerned. Common & uncommon signs.

find your purpose

10 Steps to Finding Your Purpose Add meaning to your life. Ten steps and two pages. Includes ways to honor the memory of a loved one who has died.

safety guidelines for mental health events

Safety Guidelines for Sharing Mental Health Stories at Public Events. How to coach storytellers, safety guidelines, trigger warning script, + more.

what to look for in a mental health speaker

What to look for in a mental health speaker. For those who want a good speaker and a responsible storyteller.

Thank you so much for your visit to our jail and specifically the members of our Heroin Addiction Recovery Program (HARP). The education and awareness you brought to the often ignored topic of suicide was priceless and I know changed lives in that room….Beyond that, the hope and inspiration you left them with will carry on in more ways than education, you will save lives! Emotionally Naked is a Godsend and a lifesaver.

Sheriff Karl Leonard, Founder of HARP, Heroin Addicts Recovery Program, Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office 

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