Can a Blog Save Lives?
Anne Moss Rogers • TEDxGraceStreetWomen
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. Anne Moss Rogers | Blogger & Advocate The benefit of hindsight is a valuable tool, if only we could use it to see what’s ahead instead of what has passed. When Anne Moss Rogers began to grapple with her son’s death by suicide, little did she know her journey would help others working through their experiences as well. With Rogers’ background in marketing and media, she realized how she could cast a spotlight on the taboo topics that triggered her family’s loss — mental illness and addiction. Her widely-followed blog, Emotionally Naked, led Rogers to mobilize an online network to aid others as they pursue information, resources and support for themselves and their families – all in the hopes that her blog will be a beacon for people seeking information about destructive behaviors.