If someone is suicidal due to depression, should we look the other way while they kill themselves?Originally Posted by PeaceLoveKnit
I worked with a woman who had a husband suffering from Alzheimer's. She told me, after seeing what her husband goes through she would take her life if she were ever diagnosed. It can be hard to determine the line at which assisted suicide is acceptable. Do you end life before or after the quality changes? I believe it should be everyone's personal right to make the decision on how and when they die... even if that choice is to simply let Nature take Her course.
How about people who have a future of a long, lengthy expensive illness and worry about losing their home?Originally Posted by PeaceLoveKnit
I consider mental illness a whole different ball o' wax, because the brain is not functioning in a healthy way and makes decision making sketchy... but ultimately the decision is still theirs. I'm not advocating that we all go off ourselves the minute we find out we're sick. It's obviously a decision that should be weighed out carefully, because you can't undo your choice.