Anne Moss Rogers, Emotionally Naked

Anne Moss Rogers, The Emotionally Naked ® Speaker, Author, mental health, suicide, addiction, grief, inspirational

Travels from:  USA –  VA
Professional Fee: $7500+

Anne Moss Rogers, The Emotionally Naked® Speaker, Author, mental health, suicide, addiction, grief, inspirational

Speaks at healthcare conferences, health and safety events/conferences, mental health conferences, grief focused events, education conferences, fundraisers, award ceremonies, association conferences

Anne Moss Rogers is a TEDx and emotionally naked speaker who captures hearts and fills them with hope. While struggling with depression and going through withdrawal from addiction, her son Charles, 20, died by suicide June 5, 2015 after many years of struggle. She started a blog,, to drag topics no one wanted to talk about into the spotlight and chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper story that went viral.

She has been featured in the New York Times, written a book called ‘Diary of a Broken Mind’ and was the first suicide loss survivor ever invited to speak at The National Institute of Mental Health. Originally from NC, she went to UNC-Chapel Hill, raised two sons, and lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband Randy. In addition to keynote speeches, she is a registered safeTALK educator which is evidence-based suicide prevention training for everyone.


Tossing stigma out on its ass

Anne Moss Rogers’ 20-year-old son, Charles Aubrey Rogers, died by suicide after many years of struggle with anxiety, depression, and a heroin addiction. Charles’ death did not mark the end of her journey but the beginning of a new one that refuses to carry on the tradition of shame, suffering in silence while finding solutions to a broken mental health system.

Learning Outcomes:
• How shame and stigma figured into Charles’ relapse and suicide
• It’s not just their recovery, it’s ours, too
• How conversation kills stigma and removes roadblocks to care
• The role connection and listening plays into successful recovery

Can we save people googling ways to die?

How can we intervene online when people have lost all hope? After losing her son, Charles, to suicide, digital marketing expert, Anne Moss Rogers decided to use digital marketing skills she once used to get plumbers more leads online to reach those googling ways to die with the goal of saving lives.

Learning Outcomes:
• What marketing efforts have prevented people from killing themselves?
• How innovative intervention can extend limited resources
• What people are looking up online and what they are saying
• How can we use this information on a broader scale to save lives

Inspiring stories from the emotionally naked blog

Inspiring emotionally naked stories of saving lives by sharing and connecting with others. Stories of hope and healing, and finding purpose after loss. Themes include: Grief, suicide, addiction, mental illness, healing and hope.

Learning Outcomes:
• How kickstart your brain out of the “it will never get better” mindset
• Finding hope, joy and purpose after loss
• The importance of human connection in our current digital culture

Anne Moss Rogers, The Emotionally Naked® Speaker, Author, mental health, suicide, addiction, grief, inspirational

“Anne Moss Rogers is probably the most resilient person I know. She has managed to turn grief into action and she 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 from the audience. I have been to this conference for two decades and I have never seen any speaker receive a standing ovation.” (See the video testimonial above.)

—Lisa M. Horowitz, PhD, MPH, Staff Scientist/Clinical Psychologist NIMH

“We received such amazing feedback from your presentation and the students gained such important knowledge and information that may help them when they are in the field and on the front lines working with individuals suffering from depression and addiction. Your story and experience provides a perspective that cannot be taught in a textbook.”

—Julia Rice Stokes, MSW, LMSW, CLCP, Teacher, VCU School of Social Work

“Your presentation was absolutely mesmerizing. It was very factual and for the physicians in the audience it was an eye opening experience. We look forward to reading your book.”

—K. Singh Sahni, M.D., FACS, Neurosurgeon, Chairman of Neuroscience & Medical Director Gamma Knife Center at Johnston Willis Hospital

Thanks so much for coming. I had a great time hearing you speak and giving such great advice that I feel college students around the world need to hear!

—Sydney Sears, Student, Virginia State University

“Anne Moss Rogers shared her story of her son’s struggle with mental illness, substance abuse, and losing his life to suicide. This impactful message has encouraged and inspired Mental Health America Augusta to make Suicide prevention and Mental Health First Aid a top priority!”

—Crystal W. Heinz, MHS, Executive Director, Mental Health America-Augusta

“Many teens left your class ready to open up about the issues they were facing with the other adult teen/youth workers at the YMCA Leader’s Club Regional rally. Your class was a bridge that encouraged teens and some of the attending parents to have those difficult conversations about self-love, authenticity, depression, grief and teen suicide. One teen in particular, who identifies as transgender, expressed how your class helped him accept who he is becoming. He also shared he once thought about dying by suicide and was ashamed but after hearing that others were facing the same issues helped him realize he was not alone.”

—Janice Hughes, Associate Director of Teens at YMCA of Greater Richmond

“It was awesome to hear someone come and just be real about everything. You are totally my favorite and most relatable speaker so far! I did really appreciate you coming. You are amazing!”

—15 year old student, Cosby High School

“Anne Moss was a pleasure to work with throughout the planning of our event. Since the first interaction, 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. Highly recommend Anne Moss; moving story, amazing presentation.”

—Kallie Butler, Communications and Marketing Director, Wellstone Behavioral Health, Huntsville, AL

“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 life saver.”

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

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