Mental Health Keynote Speaker

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All mental health keynote and suicide prevention speaker topics include AnneMoss’s powerful story of loss and how she found hope.

Mental Health Speaker topics can be delivered in-person, virtually, or hybrid and are customized for your audience. AnneMoss can help you choose which one will most resonate with your attendees. Click here to get in touch

Mental Health Keynote Topic #1

From Pain to Purpose: How to Find Healing Through Helping

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After years of trying to find help for her once joyful son and rap artist, AnneMoss’s son Charles continued to struggle with mental illness. Desperate to escape the darkness of his depression, Charles turned to heroin and died by suicide in 2015 at age 20.  This presentation is about AnneMoss’s inspiring journey to healing. By dragging an unpopular topic into the spotlight and learning to heal through helping, AnneMoss shares how a blog community came together in their shared pain and has saved lives in the most surprising and unexpected ways. Themes include hope, healing and inspiration. 


  • Surprisingly simple–and unconventional–ways we can save lives
  • How we can effectively communicate to those who are struggling
  • How to forgive oneself after a loss by suicide
  • Moving forward from grief–to a life-changing, healing path

“AnneMoss Rogers is probably the most resilient person I know. She has managed to turn grief into action… 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. She was powerful. She was moving.”

—Lisa Horowitz, PhD, MPH, Staff Scientist/Clinical Psychologist, National Institute of Mental Health, Co-Presenter on the ASQ Suicide Screening tool (Video Testimonial)

Mental Health Keynote Topic #2

Diary of a Broken Mind: Addiction, Depression and the Tragic Link to Suicide

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AnneMoss Rogers and her husband tried to find help for their struggling son, Charles, a creative genius and rap artist. Desperate to escape the darkness of his depression, Charles turned to heroin and died by suicide in 2015 at age 20.

How common is suicidal thinking among those who are addicted?  How many start using to numb intense and painful feelings or to normalize a mental health condition? And how did AnneMoss find healing after the most devastating loss of her life? And what can families do to help lower the risks and support their loved ones?


  • How stigma played into Charles’s feeling of low self-worth
  • The prevalence of suicide risk for those with addiction and substance misuse
  • How to recognize signs of depression and suicide and what to do/say
  • How one mom found her path to healing after loss

“My colleagues and I are quite battle hardened, whether military, police, security or all three. Our men and women have been known for our resolve, and Mrs. Rogers has this and unbelievable resilience. Her speech left a lot of us tough cookies in tears, understanding, smiles, but a little bit better than we were prior.”

—Mike Ross, Patrol Officer for Fairfax County Public Schools Safety and Security

Mental Health Keynote Topic #3

Social Media, Search & Mental Health: Insights and Interventions

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After losing her son, Charles, to suicide, digital marketing expert, AnneMoss Rogers started using Google search skills and social media to provide resources and support when people need it the most.

This presentation will help you understand the complex relationship between online search, social media, and mental health. Find out the profound impact of the digital world on mental well-being, with a special focus on the sensitive issue of suicide and how we can intervene online when people have lost hope. Discover strategies to navigate the digital landscape responsibly and promote mental health awareness online.

(This topic can focus on the impact of social media on the mental health of students, or people in general.)


  • How the digital world has contributed to mental health struggles and what we can do.
  • Learn how to recognize cries for help online and learn what to say/do.
  • Find out how we can we use digital platforms to promote help-seeking behavior.
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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 about your and Charles’ experiences. I thought your comment about connectedness, and the lack of it in our current age of social media and technological advances was brilliant. I am truly inspired by you.”

—J.S., Research Assistant, National Institute of Mental Health 

Mental Health Keynote Topic #4

This is most often a community topic, for associations and philanthropic groups.

From Suffering to Strength: The impact of mental health on families

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After trying to find help for her once joyful son and rap artist, including wilderness therapy and therapeutic boarding school, AnneMoss Rogers’s son Charles became addicted to heroin while struggling with anxiety and depression and he died by suicide in 2015.

This presentation dispels common mental health myths while delivering a message of hope.


  • Signs of depression
  • Signs of suicide and what to do
  • How stigma affects those who struggle
  • Finding support for you
  • How much to help a loved one
  • Resources for families and those who live with a mental health condition

“Anne Moss was a pleasure to work with. 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. We have heard so much positive feedback from attendees, employees and board members. Communication with Anne Moss was also very easy! Highly recommend Anne Moss; moving story, amazing presentation.”

—Kallie Butler, Communications and Meeting Professional, Wellstone Inc

Mental Health Speaker Keynote Photos

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Mental Health Keynote Speaker, AnneMoss Rogers with Jess Galloway, Tall Cop Says Stop, and Michelle Gay, Safe & Sound Schools.

TEDx Mental Health Keynote Speaker AnneMoss Rogers on stage in full animation

TEDx mental health speaker, AnneMoss Rogers on stage for “Can a Blog Save Lives?”

Mental Health Keynote Speaker AnneMoss Rogers with an inquisitive look.

AnneMoss Rogers delivers a keynote address on grief and loss after suicide in Virginia.

Mental health keynote speaker AnneMoss Rogers at an addiction conference

Mental health speaker, AnneMoss Rogers’ keynote focused on the topic of addiction and the tragic link to suicide in this presentation.

Mental health keynote speaker AnneMoss Rogers at an School Safety Event

AnneMoss Rogers on stage in Nashville, TN. Her keynote topic is Turning Pain Into Purpose, an audience favorite. 

Mental health keynote speaker AnneMoss Rogers at the suicide prevention walk at her alma mater, UNC

AnneMoss Rogers’ was the keynote speaker in Chapel Hill, NC, her alma mater, for the Out of the Darkness walk.

Where AnneMoss Has Been a Mental Health Keynote Speaker

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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

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