AnneMoss Rogers’ Bio and Press Kit

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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 chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral.  She is the author of the 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 is a TEDx speaker, mental health motivational speaker, award-winning author, suicide prevention trainer, and suicide loss survivor. In 2015, the tragic suicide of her son, Charles, was a turning point in her life. Through her experience of loss, AnneMoss uses her authenticity and know-how to teach and support others. As an expert educator on emotional wellness, suicide prevention, postvention, and youth mental health, she speaks at conferences, universities, schools, and workplaces to help better equip her audiences, fill their hearts with hope, and save lives.

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Content Warning for Presentations, Interviews & Podcasts

It is out of respect for your audience to offer resources because we never know who might be struggling or who has a family member who does.

Content Warning: This podcast (or presentation) touches on sensitive subjects like suicide and addiction. If you need support, call the USA suicide prevention lifeline at 988 or use the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.

AnneMoss’s Mental Health Training & Qualifications

  • 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

Thanks so much for the great work!

Marilyn Pao, Clinical Director, National Institute of Mental Health

The presentation was a very personal and engaging approach to a difficult subject…. it helped me 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.

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Mental Health Speaker FAQ

How much is it to hire AnneMoss Rogers as a mental health 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 
  • 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 has a rare combination of lived experience and expertise. Plus the passion that goes with having lost a son to suicide. 

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.  Her training is listed on this page.

Is working with AnneMoss a pain in the @$$?

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 speaking, training and consulting have helped her heal. 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, self-harm, grief, 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).

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

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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What are people saying about AnneMoss?

AnneMoss Rogers is probably the most resilient person I know. She has managed to turn grief into action and 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… 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, National Institute of Mental Health

Good luck dozing off or pseudo-listening to AnneMoss, 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

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