You'll See Me Tomorrow Because...
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and South Korea, as of 2021, painfully still has the highest suicide rate in the world among OECD countries.
In September of 2019, I led an English class about suicide awareness for my students in Jeonju, South Korea, entitled "You'll See Me Tomorrow Because," in order to encourage my students to think about their reasons for living. The answers they came up with left me speechless, which is why I decided to continue that lesson again this year with my students in Seoul. Whenever I've taught this lesson, it has allowed for the most incredible conversations with my students and reminded me of my reasons for living as well.
I wanted to make the worksheet for this lesson available to anyone who might want to teach it to their students, too, or if you would like to complete it on your own. I have attached it to this post for you to download. The worksheet itself is a resource I came across in the fall of 2015 from the organization To Write Love on Her Arms. You can access many resources relating to finding hope and help in the midst of depression, addiction, self-injury, or suicidal thoughts on their website, https://twloha.com/.
Life can often be painful, but we have no idea what tomorrow might hold. There will always be new places, people, and moments to experience if we keep going. Please remember, you are not going alone. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
P.S. Here is the link to my PPT for this lesson if you would like to access it too: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1dIcag2BU6NeaRBRx3s5jcnbZr_i_79xm/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=113986338097668550788&rtpof=true&sd=true
P.P.S. I have been working on a life update that I will be posting soon! Thank you for your constant support through every season of this life, especially in the busy seasons. This season of life has reminded me just how important people are when life starts moving fast. Writing forces me to slow down for a moment and reflect. In those reflections, I am reminded just how amazing people truly are and the beauty that can be found in life.