In this episode we’re chatting with Anne Moss Rogers, who is TEDx storyteller, the 2019 YWCA Pat Asch Fellow for social justice, 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,, 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). Anne Moss is also a trainer for the 4-hour evidence-based training called safeTALK.

Anne Moss and I recorded this conversation before COVID changed all of our lives, but it’s amazing how everything we talked about is not only still relevant, I think it’s even MORE relevant now. The rates of depression, anxiety, and risk of suicide are growing at alarming rates, and COVID has only intensified these issues for teens in particular. I invited Anne Moss to come back on the show recently so we could talk about how COVID is impacting teens now, and how people can best support their teens in this trying and unpredictable time. We share a lot of resources throughout our conversation, but I’ve included even more in today’s show notes in case you are worried about your teen and need some extra support.

Show Notes:

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Anne Moss Rogers Website

Anne Moss Rogers Facebook

Anne Moss Rogers Instagram

Anne Moss Rogers Twitter

EmotionallyNaked© Blog

Diary of a Broken Mind by Anne Moss Rogers

SafeTALK Training

Signs of Drug Use (Free eBook)

Coping Strategies for Grief and Loss (Free eBook)

9 Ways to Help Your Kids Build Resilience (Free eBook)

Mental Health and COVID Statistics for Teens

Mental Health and COVID Statistics for Adults

Youth Suicide Statistics

Suicide Helpline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

Crisis Textline: 741-741

Toxic Positivity

The Argenal Institute Website

The Whole SELF Lifestyle for Working Parents by Sarah Argenal

Email me:

About The Argenal Institute LLC:

The Working Parent Resource Podcast is a place where we explore how to defeat burnout as working parents so we can finally enjoy these precious years of our lives. My name is Sarah Argenal, and I’m the host of this show, as well as the founder of The Argenal Institute LLC, and creator of the Whole SELF Lifestyle™, which provides a sustainable and long-term approach to fulfillment for working parents. The show notes for this episode, as well as other resources, free training materials, and information about the Whole SELF Lifestyle™ can all be found on our website at


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