8 Things to Save a Life Part 1
This week I’ve been shocked by some tragic and happy news involving teens.
The happy news involved the support of Jonah Mowry, a gay teen who posted a heart-wrenching YouTube video this past August about his experiences with bullying. Recently, he has done an interview with Good Morning America about his ordeal.
The tragic news involves the death of Jacob Rogers, a gay teen who recently committed suicide due to bullying.
When I heard about the death of Jacob Rogers and the support of Jonah Mowry, I wondered what would have happened if the two had known about each other. Personally, I think that if Jacob Rogers had seen Jonah Mowry’s video, he would have gained the will to live and known that he wasn’t as alone as he felt.
In addition, I’m reminded of the things that gave me the most comfort when I felt lonely as a teen: music and books.
As a special gift to anyone, but especially any teen or child, who has been bullied or felt suicidal, I present in a two-part post, four songs and four books for comfort. I’d also like to dedicate these songs and books to Jonah Mowry and all the victims of bullycide (suicide due to bullying).
First, the songs:
Make It Stop by Rise Against
Don’t Jump by Tokio Hotel
Perfect by Pink
Beautiful by Christina Aguilera
STAY TUNED FOR PART TWO.
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