Here's how you can request up to two free heart rocks:
If you know someone who is experiencing thoughts of self-harm or suicidal ideation, I want to offer you one free heart rock to give to them as a reminder that they matter, are loved, and are not alone. Additionally, if you are experiencing suicidal ideation, I want to offer you a heart rock to be your reminder that you matter. I will send you up to two free hearts. Feel free to email me to request more.
Why do I offer free heart rocks?
I live with bipolar disorder. Some days are incredibly dark and difficult. I know what it's like to experience disturbingly dark and intrusive thoughts of self-harm and suicide. I know what it's like to have the inward-spiraling thoughts that the world would be better off if I could just disappear. Due to the way my brain is wired, I know I will experience this often. How do I cope? I make heart rocks. Then I use them to remind others that they matter, are loved, seen, beautiful, wanted, enough, and are not alone. By reminding others, I remind myself.
I know that others have similar life experiences, so I want to help.
I believe that we can use kindness and sincere human connection to help deepen friendships, strengthen family ties, and save lives. I believe kindness is a circle.
I've found that giving someone a handwritten note and a heart rock is a powerful way to let them know that you love them and that they are not alone.
The beauty of the heart rock is that they can keep their entire life as a physical, grounding reminder that you care, that they are loved, and that they are not alone.
Not all deaths by suicide are preventable, however, I believe that a simple, physical reminder can help, especially in life's dark moments, to remind us that we matter, we are important, we are beautiful, we are good, loved, seen, and we are enough.
Through my social media, I’m aware of dozens of potential deaths by suicide prevented by people using heart rocks to remind themselves and others that they matter.
If you are experiencing thoughts of self-harm or suicide, I offer you a free heart rock.
If you know someone who is experiencing thoughts of self-harm or suicide and you promise to use a heart rock to immediately reach out to them, then I offer you a free heart rock for them.
You may request one, or two, free heart rocks per household. If you need more, please email me at email@example.com so we can discuss your plan to distribute heart rocks.
All you pay is the shipping cost and sales tax. It will cost $3-$6 and arrive in 1-5 days (depending on your location relative to Mapleton, Utah.) I use USPS Ground Advantage. I usually ship same day, unless I am traveling. International packages will cost around $20 to cover USPS Express International shipping, sales tax, and customs fees, automatically calculated at checkout, and generally arrive in 7-14 days.
I will send each heart rock in an organza bag with a customizable affirmations card. On one side of the card is a list of affirmations--my reason for making your heart rock. On the other side, it says, "I want this heart rock to remind you that...". I invite you to write a note to yourself for what you want your heart rock to remind you of, or if you are giving it to someone else, to write a note to them.
Please keep your heart rock for as long as you need a reminder that you matter, are loved, and are not alone. You can keep it your entire life. Then, when you are ready, pass it on.
As of August 2023, I have sent heart rocks to thousands of individuals in all 50 states and dozens of countries. I'd love to send you one too.
By receiving, and giving away heart rocks, you are helping me fulfill my mission: save a life, by preventing a death by suicide.
For that, thank you!