WJTV News Channel 12 - RALEIGH: This Kid Rocks: Anne Marie Hagerty, Millbrook HS

This Kid Rocks: Anne Marie Hagerty, Millbrook HS

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Students and teachers will be greeted with small tokens of affection to make them feel loved and appreciated.

It's all part of national campaign called "P.S…I Love You." The campaign is to help raise awareness about bullying and the negative effects it can have on a person, like suicide.

One of those helping to spread the message is Millbrook High School student Anne Marie Hagerty.

"A lot of kids talk about bullying and they're like, "Yeah, I'm against that because being mean to people is bad.' But what they don't talk about is the depression and the suicide. The things that are more intimate and more personal," says Hagerty.

Hagerty became friends with a young girl named Brooke, who lost her father to suicide. Brooke made a video about losing her father and about the importance of suicide prevention. She posted the video on YouTube.

The two met last year at a girls nation conference, where Anne Marie decided to join Brooke in her nationwide "P.S….I Love You" campaign. The mission simple, small gifts or acts of kindness to let people know you care and P.S. I love you.

"They don't know why it's [gift] there but they just know that someone cares about them and someone thought they were special enough to receive that," says Hagerty.

And the gifts do make a difference.

"For so many kids too, I hear their stories and they say, ‘I thought about this but then some small gesture, a text message or a phone call or some act of love changed my mind and I was like yeah, I am worth it'," says Hagerty.

And they are worth it. That's why today, Hagerty and others will give out small gifts to students and teachers.

People can wear purple on Feb. 14 for "P.S. I Love You Day."

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