Today in the group we revisited an exercise we had previously done in the group some time ago. The exercise looked at the pros and cons of taking my life. It looks into someone’s beliefs around this and breaks them down into two categories, the pros and cons.
Taking my own life
I don’t have to pay bills Leaving children behind
I have no worries Leaving financial mess for someone
I am no longer a burden to to others Don’t know what might have been
I am not in emotional pain It is final
Continuing to live
I can make changes to help myself I have to look at my problems
I can see my children grow up I have to risk failure
I can spend time with loved ones Dealing with responsibilities
This exercise really helped people see things in a rational way and see the big picture rather than thinking or acting on impulse.
(The above picture was found on our twitter feed by an illustrator on Instagram @jessgrantdesigns).
Below is a really thought provoking poem