Take heart; you matter, you are seen, you are loved, and you are not alone.


Hi, I'm Tom "The Heart Rock Guy"

I am a Utah-based stone carver, NAMI-certified safe suicide speaker, and kindness specialist.

My way of being kind? Making and distributing lots and lots of heart rocks!

I've presented at dozens of community events, school assemblies, and firesides teaching about using kindness to save lives. To learn more about my presentation, click here.

I am a storyteller, and I love sharing experiences I've had distributing over 210,000 heart rocks in an effort to save one life by preventing a death by suicide.

I believe that people can use heart rocks to strengthen family ties, deepen friendships, and save lives.

I've hidden thousands of hearts in public places, mailed more than 20,000 hearts to individuals worldwide, and helped prevent dozens of potential deaths by suicide.

Why? It's how I cope with the darkness and sorrow I often experience living with bipolar disorder.

My wife and I live in a small cottage in Mapleton, Utah. We thoroughly enjoy going on walks, traveling, and visiting our families (especially the ones that live in tourist destinations...).

How You Can Help:

  • Become my patron through Patreon.
  • Purchase a heart rock to be your reminder, or one to give to someone you know is struggling. 
  • Follow and share my mission on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube.
  • Invite me to speak at your school, church, community, or organization.
  • Donate to my GoFundMe campaign.
  • Host a heart rocks fundraiser. 

We CAN Save Lives

I am aware of over 106 potential deaths by suicide prevented by people using heart rocks to reach out and help lift others out of difficult circumstances. 

Who do you know that could use a heart rock reminder that they matter?

Take Heart,

Tom Ballard "The Heart Rock Guy"