Assisted Suicide and Mental Health: Opening The Discussion

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How would you feel if an individual stated the following to you?

I want to commit suicide using assisted suicide when I turn 56 because I have severe Multiple Sclerosis and major depression, my life is over.

Being the recipient of such a statement changed my perspective of older individuals with severe or untreated mental and medical diagnoses forever. What is a therapist to do? Even more, how is another human being who understands just how unbearable life can become to respond? I still don’t know the answer.

Read the article at: Caregivers, Family, & Friends @ PsychCentral

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