Reflection

S: "I'm very depressed today, Doctor."

D: "You're very depressed, Mr. Smith."

S: "Yes. I haven't been this depressed in a long time."

D: "You haven't been this depressed in a long time."

S: "I'm so depressed that I'm thinking about killing myself."

D: "You're thinking about killing yourself."

S: "I'd like to kill myself right now."

D: "You'd like to kill yourself right now."

S: "Yes, I'm so desperate that I think I'll open this window and jump out."

D: "You're thinking of jumping out that window."

S: "I'm gonna do it. See? I'm opening the window.... and I'm gonna jump."

D: "You're going to jump out the window."

S: "Bye, doc. Here I go........ aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah" (splat)

D: "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, splat."

                        Reproduced courtesy of psychologist John Suler, Rider Univ.