Episode 16: Suicide, Finding the Will to Live

I explore passages in Seneca’s ‘Letters from a Stoic’ relating to the topic of suicide which can encourage people to find the will to live.

We can respond to thoughts of suicide by working to improve in taking action; enduring suffering; having a sense of gratitude; having hope for the future; reflecting on past accomplishments; accepting elements of chance and inevitability in life; being mindful of thoughts and emotions to have insight motivated toward change; preparing for hardships; being strong and brave; considering the impact suicide can have on others; and finding meaning in life.

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