Contact

Phone Number: 8049288074

Email: dave@davefarrow.com

Website: https://davefarrow.com

Address:
Richmond, VA US

DAVE FARROW

Speaker on Mental Health who has turned her pain into purpose

Expert On:

  • Addiction

  • Resilience
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Consulting
  • Bereavement
  • Inspirational
  • Mental Health

Experience In:

  • Marketing

  • Business

About

ABOUT ANNEMOSS ROGERS

AnneMoss Rogers is a speaker on mental health, and suicide prevention. She is an expert trainer and consultant. After her 20-year-old son, Charles died by suicide in 2015, AnneMoss chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral.  She is the author of the award-winning memoir, Diary of a Broken Mind and the best seller, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with co-writer Dr. Kimberly O’Brien.

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

AnneMoss speaks at conferences, universities, and schools. She speaks to parents, educators, students, leaders, and employees at workplaces.

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

FROM PAIN TO PURPOSE: HOW TO FIND HEALING THROUGH HELPING

Most popular keynote.

After years of trying to find help for her once joyful son and rap artist, AnneMoss’s son Charles continued to struggle with mental illness. Desperate to escape the darkness of his depression, Charles turned to heroin and died by suicide in 2015 at age 20.

This presentation is about AnneMoss’s inspiring journey to healing. By dragging an unpopular topic into the spotlight and learning to heal through helping, AnneMoss shares how a blog community came together in their shared pain and has saved lives in the most surprising and unexpected ways. Themes include hope, healing and inspiration.

Takeaways:

  • Surprisingly simple–and unconventional–ways we can save lives
  • How we can effectively communicate to those who are struggling
  • How to forgive oneself after a loss by suicide
  • Moving forward from grief–to a life-changing, healing path
Inspirational Mental Health Bereavement Addiction Suicide Prevention Resilience Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing Humorous / Funny Human Resources

SOCIAL MEDIA, SEARCH & MENTAL HEALTH: INSIGHTS AND INTERVENTIONS

After losing her son, Charles, to suicide, digital marketing expert, AnneMoss Rogers started using Google search skills and social media to provide resources and support when people need it the most.

This presentation will help you understand the complex relationship between online search, social media, and mental health. Find out the profound impact of the digital world on mental well-being, with a special focus on the sensitive issue of suicide and how we can intervene online when people have lost hope. Discover strategies to navigate the digital landscape responsibly and promote mental health awareness online.

Takeaways:

  • How the digital world has contributed to mental health struggles and what we can do.
  • Learn how to recognize cries for help online and learn what to say/do.
  • Find out how we can we use digital platforms to promote help-seeking behavior.
Mental Health Resilience Marketing Educational / Informative Technical / Specific Inspirational / Life-changing Human Resources

EMOTIONALLY NAKED® WORKPLACE WELLNESS

Audience: Managers, execs, HR & EAP leaders, safety managers, DEI leaders. Or as an employee wellness program minus #6 (Be a Leader not a Boss). Virtual, hybrid, or in-person.

Description: Emotionally healthy employees perform better, are absent less, and are more likely to stay. This upstream commitment to workplace wellness is the foundation of a prevention culture that emphasizes connection and belonging.

Part of this initiative is building resilience and defining self-care strategies so employees have the tools and resources to manage anxiety, adversity, change, and future leadership positions. Crisis response always costs more and uses up more resources and time. Any effort to avoid that is a plus for any company HR team, DEI, or safety leader.

Takeaways:

  • Coping strategies and DBT skills for managing adversity, avoiding conflict and burnout
  • Small, creative, and doable strategies for big changes in workplace wellness
  • How to create a culture of connection so employees don’t want to leave
  • How to allow others to feel heard and therefore feel valued
  • Life events that make people more vulnerable to despair
  • How to be a leader, not just a boss
  • Learn the most important skill for managing your emotional well-being
Inspirational Mental Health Audience Activity Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing Human Resources

THE MASK WE WEAR TO WORK: FIGHTING THE STIGMA OF MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

Audience: Managers and leaders, employees at workplaces, corporations and associations.

 

Topic Description:
How did AnneMoss smile through the client cocktail party when her 16-year-old son was in jail in another state? How did she manage to get up and dressed, paste a smile on her grief-stricken face, and go back to work a week after her son’s death by suicide? Like millions, she did it because she had to because mortgages don’t pay themselves.

No one’s life goes perfectly for an entire professional career. Divorce, illness, death of a loved one, one’s own addiction or that of a loved one can disrupt a person’s mental health and negatively affect productivity and professional goals. How do we build resilience, find the right self-care strategies? We start by talking about it.

Takeaways:

  • Coping strategies & DBT skills for managing adversity, avoiding conflict and burnout
  • Signs a co-worker, friend or family member might be struggling and what to say and do
  • Learn the most important skill for managing your emotional well-being
  • How to allow others to feel heard and therefore feel valued
  • Life events that make people more vulnerable to despair
Inspirational Mental Health Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing Professionalism Human Resources

HOW TO RAISE MENTALLY HEALTHY KIDS: PARENTING TIPS FOR TEACHING KIDS HOW TO COPE

Audience: Youth Mental Health Education Program for parents, grandparents, foster parents, and legal guardians.  Parent freshmen orientation for universities and K-12, as part of a school district parent education series, and as an online course. Virtual, hybrid, or on campus.

Description: After trying to find help for her once joyful son and rap artist, including wilderness therapy and therapeutic boarding school, Anne-Moss’s son Charles met heroin, an addiction that led to a downward spiral that ended with his suicide on June 5, 2015.

This presentation is about what she has learned looking back on her journey to prevent other parents from standing in her shoes. The topics covered include mental health awareness and substance misuse education, as well as recognizing red flags and what action to take. This presentation includes her wildly popular 9 parenting tips with stories and examples of what has been effective for fostering independence and resilience in a child of any age raised in the digital world.

Takeaways:

  • What is a warning sign versus typical angst?
  • Why are so many struggling with mental health issues?
  • How to talk to your child about difficult subjects and get a response.
  • Times when particular age groups are more vulnerable to despair.
  • What to say/do if your child is struggling with suicide.
  • Practical tips that help parents with children of any age build resilience and coping skills
Inspirational Mental Health Addiction Suicide Prevention Resilience Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing Human Resources

MANAGING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH: HOW TO HELP YOURSELF, A FRIEND, AND PREVENT SUICIDE

Audience: For university students, high school students, RAs, sororities and fraternities, and community groups (like YMCA young adult leaders).

Description:

From coping tips and talking to a person who is stressed, to helping someone at risk for suicide get the help they need, this presentation will empower students with the words and actions to be the bridge to life.

Learning outcomes:

  • How to know when you or a friend is at risk and what to say/do
  • How substance misuse derails the ability to develop healthy coping
  • Times when young people are more vulnerable to depression and anxiety
  • How to turn healthy coping strategies into habits and effective life skills
Mental Health Addiction Suicide Prevention Resilience Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing Humorous / Funny

DIARY OF A BROKEN MIND: ADDICTION, DEPRESSION AND THE TRAGIC LINK TO SUICIDE

AnneMoss Rogers and her husband tried to find help for their struggling son, Charles, a creative genius and rap artist. Desperate to escape the darkness of his depression, Charles turned to heroin and died by suicide in 2015 at age 20.

How common is suicidal thinking among those who are addicted?  How many start using to numb intense and painful feelings or to normalize a mental health condition? And how did AnneMoss find healing after the most devastating loss of her life?

Takeaways:

  • How stigma played into Charles’s feeling of low self-worth
  • The prevalence of suicide risk for those with addiction and substance misuse
  • How to recognize signs of depression and suicide and what to do/say
  • How one mom found her path to healing after loss
Inspirational Mental Health Addiction Suicide Prevention Inspirational / Life-changing

Programs

PROGRAM INFORMATION

FROM PAIN TO PURPOSE: HOW TO FIND HEALING THROUGH HELPING

Most popular keynote.

After years of trying to find help for her once joyful son and rap artist, AnneMoss’s son Charles continued to struggle with mental illness. Desperate to escape the darkness of his depression, Charles turned to heroin and died by suicide in 2015 at age 20.

This presentation is about AnneMoss’s inspiring journey to healing. By dragging an unpopular topic into the spotlight and learning to heal through helping, AnneMoss shares how a blog community came together in their shared pain and has saved lives in the most surprising and unexpected ways. Themes include hope, healing and inspiration.

Takeaways:

  • Surprisingly simple–and unconventional–ways we can save lives
  • How we can effectively communicate to those who are struggling
  • How to forgive oneself after a loss by suicide
  • Moving forward from grief–to a life-changing, healing path
Inspirational Mental Health Bereavement Addiction Suicide Prevention Resilience Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing Humorous / Funny Human Resources

SOCIAL MEDIA, SEARCH & MENTAL HEALTH: INSIGHTS AND INTERVENTIONS

 OFFERED AS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM

After losing her son, Charles, to suicide, digital marketing expert, AnneMoss Rogers started using Google search skills and social media to provide resources and support when people need it the most.

This presentation will help you understand the complex relationship between online search, social media, and mental health. Find out the profound impact of the digital world on mental well-being, with a special focus on the sensitive issue of suicide and how we can intervene online when people have lost hope. Discover strategies to navigate the digital landscape responsibly and promote mental health awareness online.

Takeaways:

  • How the digital world has contributed to mental health struggles and what we can do.
  • Learn how to recognize cries for help online and learn what to say/do.
  • Find out how we can we use digital platforms to promote help-seeking behavior.
Mental Health Resilience Marketing Educational / Informative Technical / Specific Inspirational / Life-changing Human Resources

EMOTIONALLY NAKED® WORKPLACE WELLNESS

 OFFERED AS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Audience: Managers, execs, HR & EAP leaders, safety managers, DEI leaders. Or as an employee wellness program minus #6 (Be a Leader not a Boss). Virtual, hybrid, or in-person.

Description: Emotionally healthy employees perform better, are absent less, and are more likely to stay. This upstream commitment to workplace wellness is the foundation of a prevention culture that emphasizes connection and belonging.

Part of this initiative is building resilience and defining self-care strategies so employees have the tools and resources to manage anxiety, adversity, change, and future leadership positions. Crisis response always costs more and uses up more resources and time. Any effort to avoid that is a plus for any company HR team, DEI, or safety leader.

Takeaways:

  • Coping strategies and DBT skills for managing adversity, avoiding conflict and burnout
  • Small, creative, and doable strategies for big changes in workplace wellness
  • How to create a culture of connection so employees don’t want to leave
  • How to allow others to feel heard and therefore feel valued
  • Life events that make people more vulnerable to despair
  • How to be a leader, not just a boss
  • Learn the most important skill for managing your emotional well-being
Inspirational Mental Health Audience Activity Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing Human Resources

THE MASK WE WEAR TO WORK: FIGHTING THE STIGMA OF MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

 OFFERED AS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Audience: Managers and leaders, employees at workplaces, corporations and associations.

 

Topic Description:
How did AnneMoss smile through the client cocktail party when her 16-year-old son was in jail in another state? How did she manage to get up and dressed, paste a smile on her grief-stricken face, and go back to work a week after her son’s death by suicide? Like millions, she did it because she had to because mortgages don’t pay themselves.

No one’s life goes perfectly for an entire professional career. Divorce, illness, death of a loved one, one’s own addiction or that of a loved one can disrupt a person’s mental health and negatively affect productivity and professional goals. How do we build resilience, find the right self-care strategies? We start by talking about it.

Takeaways:

  • Coping strategies & DBT skills for managing adversity, avoiding conflict and burnout
  • Signs a co-worker, friend or family member might be struggling and what to say and do
  • Learn the most important skill for managing your emotional well-being
  • How to allow others to feel heard and therefore feel valued
  • Life events that make people more vulnerable to despair
Inspirational Mental Health Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing Professionalism Human Resources

HOW TO RAISE MENTALLY HEALTHY KIDS: PARENTING TIPS FOR TEACHING KIDS HOW TO COPE

 OFFERED AS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Audience: Youth Mental Health Education Program for parents, grandparents, foster parents, and legal guardians.  Parent freshmen orientation for universities and K-12, as part of a school district parent education series, and as an online course. Virtual, hybrid, or on campus.

Description: After trying to find help for her once joyful son and rap artist, including wilderness therapy and therapeutic boarding school, Anne-Moss’s son Charles met heroin, an addiction that led to a downward spiral that ended with his suicide on June 5, 2015.

This presentation is about what she has learned looking back on her journey to prevent other parents from standing in her shoes. The topics covered include mental health awareness and substance misuse education, as well as recognizing red flags and what action to take. This presentation includes her wildly popular 9 parenting tips with stories and examples of what has been effective for fostering independence and resilience in a child of any age raised in the digital world.

Takeaways:

  • What is a warning sign versus typical angst?
  • Why are so many struggling with mental health issues?
  • How to talk to your child about difficult subjects and get a response.
  • Times when particular age groups are more vulnerable to despair.
  • What to say/do if your child is struggling with suicide.
  • Practical tips that help parents with children of any age build resilience and coping skills
Inspirational Mental Health Addiction Suicide Prevention Resilience Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing Human Resources

MANAGING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH: HOW TO HELP YOURSELF, A FRIEND, AND PREVENT SUICIDE

 OFFERED AS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Audience: For university students, high school students, RAs, sororities and fraternities, and community groups (like YMCA young adult leaders).

Description:

From coping tips and talking to a person who is stressed, to helping someone at risk for suicide get the help they need, this presentation will empower students with the words and actions to be the bridge to life.

Learning outcomes:

  • How to know when you or a friend is at risk and what to say/do
  • How substance misuse derails the ability to develop healthy coping
  • Times when young people are more vulnerable to depression and anxiety
  • How to turn healthy coping strategies into habits and effective life skills
Mental Health Addiction Suicide Prevention Resilience Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing Humorous / Funny

DIARY OF A BROKEN MIND: ADDICTION, DEPRESSION AND THE TRAGIC LINK TO SUICIDE

 OFFERED AS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM

AnneMoss Rogers and her husband tried to find help for their struggling son, Charles, a creative genius and rap artist. Desperate to escape the darkness of his depression, Charles turned to heroin and died by suicide in 2015 at age 20.

How common is suicidal thinking among those who are addicted?  How many start using to numb intense and painful feelings or to normalize a mental health condition? And how did AnneMoss find healing after the most devastating loss of her life?

Takeaways:

  • How stigma played into Charles’s feeling of low self-worth
  • The prevalence of suicide risk for those with addiction and substance misuse
  • How to recognize signs of depression and suicide and what to do/say
  • How one mom found her path to healing after loss
Inspirational Mental Health Addiction Suicide Prevention Inspirational / Life-changing