Berating and Ridiculing A Person Wounds Their Soul

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Why Words Make A Difference

Words can killSome people, children and adults, can be so cruel -- some without realizing the impact their words will have.

I'm watching a video of auditions on the show "Britain's Got Talent." There's a 17 year old boy and his 16 year old female singing partner standing on the stage. The girl is doing all the talking, when Simon Cowell says to the boy: "you don't talk very much." And then they cut away to the back story.

The boy, who is obese, shares that when he was growing up, everybody ridiculed him for being the point where he just crawled into a shell. It's obvious that he's suffered terribly from that experience. It's affected who he is and how he feels about himself.

That's the sad part. We are reminded of the lasting impact of cruelty; especially when it occurs in childhood. The beautiful part is hearing what the girl has to say. When I heard her words and the conviction behind them, it reminded me that there are a lot of good people in the world.

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Suicide in My Family on HealthyPlace TV

Heather McCready is a talented folk singer, song writer, and mental health advocate with a history of suicide in her family. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder and having gone through several severe depressions, Heather is doing everything she can to keep suicidal thoughts and ideations from going any further. Watch Suicide in My Family.

Hiring Military Vets with Combat PTSD

There's a push underway by American corporations to reach out and hire military veterans returning from the Middle East. HealthyPlace Medical Director and author of "I Always Sit With My Back To The Wall," Dr. Harry Croft, says there are issues these vets may be facing that corporate managers aren't familiar with but will need to accommodate. Watch this video on hiring military veterans with combat PTSD. There's also information that will be helpful to vets in the workplace.

Coaching Restraint To The Rule Enforcing Child

Does this sound familiar? There are kids who not only follow the rules to a "T," but they're also constantly enforcing those rules on siblings, friends and classmates. That behavior ends up ruining relationships.

The Parenting Coach, Dr. Steven Richfield, has some ideas on how you can help your rule enforcing child.

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APA Reference
gkoplin (2012, March 29). Berating and Ridiculing A Person Wounds Their Soul, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 13 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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