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What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘suicide’?

on October 27, 2012
English: Skull and crossbones

English: Skull and crossbones (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘suicide’?
2) Is the suicide rate in your country high?
3) Why do people commit suicide?
4) What do you think of the Internet sites that encourage people to commit suicide together?
5) Does society do enough for people who feel suicidal to stop them from taking their own lives?
6) Is it wrong to commit suicide?
7) Should people who commit suicide always leave a suicide note?
8) Is suicide the same as murder?
9) Nietzsche said: “The thought of suicide is a powerful solace: by means of it one gets through many a bad night.” Do you agree?
10) Phil Donahue said: “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” What do you think of this quote?
1) Have you ever contemplated suicide?
2) If you try but fail to commit suicide, should you got to prison?
3) What are your thoughts on assisted suicide for the terminally ill?
4) Is suicide a taboo subject in your culture?
5) Is committing suicide one of the most selfish acts a person can do?
6) What would you do if your friend started talking about suicide?
7) If you commit suicide, do you go to heaven or hell?
8) What kind of people are more likely to commit suicide?
9) Mahatma Gandhi said: “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.” What do you think of this quote?
10) Thomas S. Szasz said: “Suicide is a fundamental human right. This does not mean that it is morally desirable. It only means that society does not have the moral right to interfere.” Do you agree?

What comes to mind when you hear the words “Suicide Prevention“?

Is it really possible to prevent suicide?

We know it isn’t simple. We know it isn’t easy. But we do believe in hope and we do believe in help, and we believe that people need other people. And if those ideas are real and true, then we believe that it is possible to prevent suicide.

And we don’t think it’s a work only for the experts. We believe there’s a part for all of us to play, that perhaps suicide prevention begins in countless simple miracles every single day. Perhaps it starts with two friends sitting down for coffee… And one of them asks “How are you doing”. Perhaps it starts when we choose to live less alone, when we choose to let people in – to know us, to love us, to walk alongside us. Call it “community” or call it the way things are supposed to be. We’re willing to say that suicide prevention starts there – it starts when we’re willing to talk, willing to ask the hard question, willing to say the honest thing. Maybe the bravest move we’ll ever make it to ask for help. Or ask how we can help someone we love.

Maybe it starts when we push back at the stereotype and the lies that fuel the stigma that says pain is something we’re not allowed to talk about, or that pain is for people a certain age who dress a certain way and like a certain song. Those are lies. The truth is that pain is part of being human. The questions will continue to come. We all get stuck in moments. The good news is that there is also hope and love and change. The good news is that we were meant for friends. The good news is counseling and treatment. The good news is that we don’t have to go alone.

“Suicide Prevention.”

What’s your part to play? We’re all invited. Smile at someone, know someone, say something, ask the question, make the call, take the drive.  Every life is priceless and fragile. We get to guard and fight and care, for the people around us.  There are plenty of things to fight about and for over the course of our lives – let’s remember that people are the most important thing, the brightest surprises on the planet. Let’s remember that every single person has a story entirely unique and incredibly important, but not everyone can see it. And what a privilege that we get to do our best to remind and invite people, to believe better things, to believe that it’s possible to change, to believe that life is worth living…

We’re not saying that it’s easy. But we’re saying that it’s worth it.


다바오 E&G어학원소개
필리핀 다바오에 위치한 이앤지어학원 소개입니다. 학원모습, 수업모습, 강사들의 모습, 그리고 이앤지를 다녀간 학생들의 모습을 담아보았습니다. 짧은 영상으로 이앤지를 다 보여드릴 수는 없지만 참고가 되었으면 합니다.

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