Handout 1: Looking Ahead to Workshop 7
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
Field Trip Information
Here are details for our upcoming field trip(s):
[Insert your information here. For suggestions about the field trip(s), see the program introduction.]
For Next Time
To prepare for the next workshop:
- Write a draft of your own obituary.
- Consider: At this moment, what epitaph do you want on your tombstone? If you don’t want a tombstone, where would you like your remains to be?
In Workshop 7: Preparation for Death [insert date here], a visitor will talk to us about palliative care and hospice care to explain some common end-of-life medical choices and advance directives. [Insert information about your visitor].
For Workshop 8: Sharing New Insights [insert date here], you are invited to share an artistic response to death and dying, such as a photograph, drawing, painting, poem, prose, song, music, ceramics, or dance. The creation of the project and nonjudgmental sharing with the group will yield delightful surprises and provide a way to bring together and express our emotional and spiritual learning from this program.
Find Out More
- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides a number of Education and Prevention Programs and resources.
- The United States Veterans Administration provides Suicide Prevention resources and help for military veterans.
- The It Gets Better Project offers thousands of video stories to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and young adults find hope.
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers immediate help for those who are contemplating suicide.
- Compassion and Choices is a right-to-die advocacy group that also offers information and counseling for terminally ill people who want to end their lives.
- "The Suicide Plan," Frontline, PBS, November 13, 2012, examines the right-to-die movement.