"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt." This statement is not true for many reasons and for many people. Students across campuses throughout the nation feel the sting of hate words that hurt daily. Counselors assist students suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts everyday that stems from the usage of these harmful words. Both the user and receiver of these hurtful words are affected. "Hurt Words" exposes these words for what they are, gives them meaning on a personal level, show the effects of harmful language and how students, faculty and staff can help stop those words from hurting more students.
Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Cunningham, Lauren D. and Rathje, Robin R., "The Power of Words [brochure and video]" (2010). Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577). Paper 11.