by Patricia Russo, 24 March 2014
Ms Russo writes movingly of her personal experience of living with depression for 50 years, and the impact that the assisted suicide debate has on her.
The image of dying in the arms of one who loves you is very painful to behold by one who is suicidal and feeling unloved, and increases their feelings of worthlessness. If someone wants to die who is loved, how much more does one want to die who is not loved.
Those with serious depression and suicidal tendencies need encouragement to live and grow into healthier attitudes. They do not need societal inducement to give it all up. Unfortunately, they are also usually unable to speak publicly on their own behalf.
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