Tag: suicide prevention

Only one certainty if we make assisted suicide legal

by Dominic Perrottet, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 November 2017 It’s got me wondering: if NSW or Victoria did cross that threshold, would news organisations continue to include the same potentially life-saving referral to suicide-prevention services in their reports? Or will that footnote need to be updated, with one message for those whose deaths the publishers wish… Read more »

Assisted suicide is dangerously disablist

by Phillippa Willitts, Global Comment, 22 September 2017 Philippa Willitts is a British freelance writer who specialises in writing about disability, women’s issues, social media and tech. Perhaps the most worrying aspect of the current assisted suicide debate in the UK and around the world is the idea that suicide prevention is very, very important and… Read more »