Anne Moss Rogers owner of the blog Emotionally Naked, has been an outspoken mental health advocate and on the board for Beacon Tree Foundation since 2010. She is currently president at the foundation. From articles to TV appearances, she has tirelessly and persistently fought for the cause to erase stigma.
Despite her family’s best efforts to get help, her 20-year-old son Charles died by suicide June 5, 2015 after many years of struggle. He was 20 years old and suffered from anxiety, depression and ultimately addiction.
Anne Moss chronicled the story in a two-part series in Richmond Times Dispatch, one in 2014 and another in 2016 — the second article ranking as the #1 news trending article of the year with over 20,000 shares and hundreds of thousands of views.
Since 2010, she has been promoting conversation about mental health and advocates using the word “suicide” as a head-on approach to reducing stigma and increasing awareness of this silent killer
Anne Moss is Co-Owner of a digital marketing firm, Impression Marketing, and has a lifelong career in advertising and marketing starting at the Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia.
She is originally from North Carolina, graduated from UNC and raised two sons, the late Charles Aubrey, a comedian, brilliant writer, actor and rap artist, and Richard who currently works in Winston Salem as a filmmaker, writer and editor.
Anne Moss writes and speaks on topics ranging from mental health and suicide to digital marketing and supporting women in business.