Workshop 6: Suicide and The Right To Die

Workshop 6: Suicide and The Right To Die
Workshop 6: Suicide and The Right To Die

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  • We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire. — George Sand, 19th century French novelist This...
  • Activity Time Opening 5 minutes Activity 1: Myths and Facts about Suicide 30 minutes Activity 2: Suicide Prevention 20 minutes Activity 3:...
  • Newsprint, markers, and tape Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle Our Covenant from Workshop 1 Handout 1, Looking...
  • Read materials listed in Handout 1, Looking Ahead to Workshop 6, from Workshop 5. Post Our Covenant from Workshop 1. Customize and make...
  • Light the chalice and share these words from Kate Walker: We open our hearts to love, yet sometimes find pain. We open our hearts to...
  • Distribute copies of Suicide Prevention, Myths and Facts and Suicide Fact Sheet, which participants were asked to read before the workshop...
  • Show the video Teen Suicide Prevention or distribute copies of Suicide Warning Signs. Invite comments and observations. Ask how the...
  • Show Segment of " The Suicide Plan " (15:06-21:08), Frontline , PBS. Then call attention to color pencils, markers, pens, and pencils...
  • Distribute copies of The Right to Die with Dignity , 1988 UUA General Resolution, or project it. Go around the circle and ask participants...
  • Share with participants any updates on upcoming plans. Distribute Handout 1, Looking Ahead to Workshop 7 and answer any questions. Tell...
  • Share these closing words from Lee Ann Wester: Is there such a thing as a good death? Perhaps we should ask is there such a thing as a good...
  • Make a time for individual reflection and discussion with your co-leader after the conclusion of the workshop. Consider these questions:...
  • We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire. — George Sand, 19th century French novelist...

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