Tag: physician assisted suicide

When Darkness Traps People, Consider The System

EDITOR’S CORNER If you’ve been following the news over the last week or so, you’ve likely read of Zoraya ter Beek, the young Dutch woman...

Medically-Assisted Suicide Is Not a Win for Mental Health

Medically assisting someone in suiciding because they’re poor or experiencing mental or emotional distress does not value life; it shows a blatant disregard for it.

A “Hot-Potato” Topic and a “Rational” Book

Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws is an excellent book that explores the criminalization and decriminalization of suicide. It analyzes laws by which “mental health” professionals and organizations are held accountable or “liable.” It exposes horrific contradictions in how laws are applied, particularly problematizing the assumption that people who kill themselves are suffering from a “mental illness.” There is much in this book that makes me want to stand up and cheer.

“Deciding on Assisted Death in Context of Mental Illness Highly Complex,...

“One of the most contentious issues sparked by Canada's upcoming right-to-die legislation is whether people with mental illness should be eligible to seek a...