Trigger Warning – As the episode name states, this week’s episode is about suicide. While parts of the episode are a bit heavy there is also a ton of insightful, hopeful, and educational stuff too.

 

ANNE AND I DISCUSS:

  • Anne’s son Charles and what a vibrant and caring person he was until addiction isolated Charles from the world around him (3:18).
  • How Anne navigated her grief in the immediate aftermath of Charles’s death (21:27).
  • How to tell someone when you want to kill yourself and why it’s so important we’re teaching this in addition to how to help someone that’s suicidal. Anne actually has a script she shares with us (15:11).

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Picture of Anne Moss, white women with shoulder length blond hair, sitting on the ground, wearing black shirt

Anne Moss Rogers is an emotionally naked® public speaker, TEDx storyteller, certified suicide prevention trainer, NAMI Virginia board member, and the award-winning author of Diary of a Broken Mind. After her 20-year-old son, Charles died by suicide on June 5, 2015, Anne Moss chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral, and her blog, Emotionally Naked, has reached millions.  Her second book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk, with co-writer Dr. Kimberly O’Brien was published August 24, 2021, through Wiley Publishing.

She has been featured in the New York Times and was the first non-clinician ever invited to speak to at the National Institute of Mental Health on suicide. A UNC-Chapel Hill alumna, Anne Moss currently lives in Richmond, VA with her husband. Her surviving son, Richard, is a filmmaker in LA.

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