Project Description

Speaking Topics: Mental Health, Suicide, Coping/Resilience, Grief, Addiction, Stigma

Anne Moss is her first name. It’s a southern thing. She is an Emotionally Naked® motivational speaker who captures hearts and fills them with hope.

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,, that has reached millions and chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral.

After receiving a message from a young lady named Lauren who wrote that one of her blog posts save her life, Anne Moss sold her digital marketing business and followed her purpose of speaking on mental health topics.

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, a filmmaker living his dream in LA.

Anne Moss is a certified suicide prevention trainer, NAMI Virginia Board member, 2 End the Stigma (addiction) board member, and YWCA 2019 Pat Asch fellow. She is the author of two books, the award-winning memoir, Diary of a Broken Mind and Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with co-writer Kim O’Brien Ph.D., LICSW.

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Ted Talks

Can a Blog Save Lives?

Can we save people who are Googling, “ways to die?” People Google how to do lots of things– including how to kill themselves. How can we leverage what we know about suicide and the internet to save lives? After her son Charles killed himself, Anne Moss Rogers sold her digital marketing business, started a blog called Emotionally Naked, and used her skills at search engine optimization and content marketing to reach those most in need to help prevent suicide.

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