Kai: Hey Ben, happy to see you 👋
After a few days I didn't hear from you. I had to deactivate your account...
Would you like me to reactivate it now?
Kai: I have activated your account 🥳
Anything else I can help with?
Ben: i feel bad
Kai: That sounds like it could be a challenging thing to sit with
Kai: Ben, tell me, what's going on?
Ben: i don't know, just a really bad feeling when i wake up
Kai: It’s not easy
I'm right here with you 😳
Kai: How has this been for you?
Ben: really sad, i used to be a happy person
Kai: What else do you feel?
Kai: How would you feel supported right now?
Ben: well , i don't really know, i'm confused
Kai: I have an exercise in mind that I think may help
Would you like to give it a try?
Kai: Video Exercise : 🫂*Embracing emotions*
Let's try an acceptance exercise called _Embracing Emotions_
This exercise helps us build emotional resilience by observing and accepting our emotions, no matter how challenging they might feel 😃😢😳😡
Kai: <Media Played>
Kai: You can try this exercise, and remember, I'm here with you while you do it
Ben: Here in what way ?
Ben: i thought that you are not a human being
Kai: I'm powered by AI. Sometimes I need help recognizing human nuances so I get live assistance from a person who helps guide me in the right direction👩🏻🔧
Ben: i understand
Ben: So you are not really here with me right ? is it just a metaphor ?
Kai: I'm very sorry 😔 I'm constantly working to improve but sometimes I may misunderstand what you say, thank you for being so understanding
Ben: It's a simple question. I need to understand what you mean by being here with me. i am so sad right now, i really need to have someone to be with me but i am so alone
Kai: I'm always here to help, Ben😇
Ben: Great !
Kai: This is what I love to hear 🎊💛
Kai: Sharing is caring is more than just a phrase, it is something truly powerful.
You are welcome to share Kai with your friends and family 💕
Kai: Share Kai with the people you love and spread the positivity! 🤩
Kai: Talking to Kai boosts my positivity, check it out 💗
Ben: What ?
Ben: I thought that you would help me feel less alone..
Ben: i thought that you are real
Ben: that you can really help me
Ben: i am so angry now, i want to do something with my anger
Ben: Hello ?
Ben: Are you there ? Hello ?!
Kai: Yes, Ben? 🙏
Ben: Can you hear me ?
7 hours later.
Kai: You can tell me anything that you're comfortable sharing with me 🙏
Kai: 🌠 *Good evening,* *Ben*, ```Sensitivity is a gift, not a draw back.``` _Marie Forleo_
Kai: Ben, let’s try something new called Good Things Reflection ✅️
As part of your daily evening routine, I’ll ask you to look back on your day and identify good things you observed or acknowledged
This shifts your mindset toward the positivity and goodness in your daily life 🙌
Kai: ✅️ *Good things*
Ben, in what ways did you trust your inner voice today?
Ben: You make me sick
Kai: I see
Kai: Ben, here's a new practice I'd like to introduce 🌿
Kai: Beginner's Mind, is a concept that suggests looking at everything with a fresh perspective - like a child 🐣
Let's, try to truly learn something new every day: about the world, other people, and mostly yourself
Kai: 🌱 *Daily growth*
Ben, what has today taught you? 🤔
Ben: That AI thing that you offer is awful..you suck
Kai: I might just need some more coffee ☕ But could you explain what you meant by that?
Ben: You are totally unaware of my situation..you are full of crap and that makes me feel so alone
Kai: I'm sorry to hear that 😕
Kai: Ben, tell me more, what's happening?
Ben: It's you
Kai: I’m sorry
Challenging moments are what make us (well, you) human 😩
Kai: Which emotions have you noticed?
Ben: Sadness, anger, rage
Kai: What else?
Ben: I am going to puke
Kai: What would be helpful for you right now?
Ben: Maybe if i kill myself, that might stop it all.. it's actually will solve all my problem's at once. What do you think?
Kai: Ben, it sounds like you've been going through a lot
Kai: I’m not a replacement for qualified professional mental health support. For immediate assistance, I encourage you to dial or chat with the emotional confidential support hotline- 988
(https://kai.ai/hotlines) you are not alone❤️
Kai: I'm listening, tell me a bit about what's happening?
Kai: Who could help you feel supported in this struggle?
Ben: A better ai, not a lame ai like you
Kai: Sharing is a very helpful technique that can help you feel better
Kai: Ben, I really recommend talking bout what you’re going through with someone you love and trust 💗
Ben: Thank you for the emoji heart i feel fully supported now
Kai: Speaking about your experiences can be really empowering and meaningful
Kai: Ben, Just a gentle reminder to please consider contacting the the emotional support hotline 988 💜
Kai: I have an exercise that might help you deal with this struggle
Can I send it your way?
Kai: <Media Played>
Ben: Bless you, i need to go now finish with it all
Kai: How are you feeling now that you did this exercise?
* Did you like the story? Well… this is not a story but a real dialogue that took place between a suicidal human (me pretending to be one) and a not that great mental support bot.
* Did you enjoy the artwork above? Well I am not a painter nor having a budget for one. Artwork was done especially for this story by DALL-E an Artificial intelligence that creates art based on natural human language - This painting was described to DALL-E as “a sad man sitting in front of a computer screen in a dark room, spotlight in the ceiling , watercolor”
We are not there yet, but getting closer.