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Sticks and stones heart – #griefheart number 81

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Sticks and stones heart

You know the old saying about sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you. Mean words hurt as much as sticks and stones.

So many suicides by young people are attributed to hatefulness by others. People don’t typically kill themselves for one reason alone, but it is sad that so many end their lives from accumulative pressure of not feeling like they measure up.

I wrote this and a friend of mine whose daughter died by suicide posted this just yesterday.

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I explain my #griefheart project here.

See all #griefhearts so far on pinterest or on this blog by#griefheart category.

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

One thought on “Sticks and stones heart – #griefheart number 81”

  1. I have wrote something similar to both of these some time ago…but I cannot remember where I wrote it. We all have come up with the same representation of what we go through in a way… I believe it is in one of the main pages on our site, but I am not sure. Words are definitely hurtful. Obfuscating body language through the internet takes out intent and for a lot of people amplifies how those words are intended, whether they were meant to be hurtful, or meant to be a joke… or how hurtful they were meant to be. It also seems that the more time parents allow their children to grow up online, the more detached from living emotionally, by feelings and respect for others they become.

    I would say this was my favorite #griefheart yet, but I am still partial to those kittens that we walked in on that were piled up in a heart shape on our bed.

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