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Anne Moss Rogers        

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Speaker

Anne Moss is her first name. It’s a southern thing. She is TEDx storyteller, the 2019 YWCA Pat Asch Fellow for social justice, NAMI Virginia board member, author of the award-winning book, Diary of a Broken Mind, and an Emotionally Naked® motivational speaker who helps people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse, and find life after loss.

Despite her family’s best efforts, Anne Moss’s 20-year-old son Charles died by suicide on June 5, 2015, after many years of struggle with anxiety, depression, and ultimately addiction. Anne Moss started a blog, EmotionallyNaked.com, and chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral.

After receiving a message from a young lady who wrote that one of her blog posts saved her life, Anne Moss sold her digital marketing business and followed her purpose of preventing suicide and reducing the stigma of addiction and mental illness.

She has been featured in the New York Times and was the first suicide loss survivor ever invited to speak at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Originally from North Carolina, she graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, Randy. They raised two sons, the late Charles Aubrey, 20, and Richard, 26, a filmmaker living his dream in LA.

Anne Moss's new book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide for Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk will publish in August 2021 through Jossey-Bass, a division of Wiley Publishing.

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