Tag Archives: suicide prevention

Stephen Mendelsohn: CT Suicide Prevention Plan 2020 Includes Concerns About Disability & Assisted Suicide

[Editor’s Note:  This Guest Blog is from Stephen Mendelsohn, one of the leaders of Second Thoughts Connecticut.] This is likely a first from the mainstream suicide prevention community:  The Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board (CTSAB) recognizes that legalizing assisted suicide encourages people with disabilities to commit suicide.  Here’s the relevant excerpt from the State of Connecticut Suicide … Continue reading Stephen Mendelsohn: CT Suicide Prevention Plan 2020 Includes Concerns About Disability & Assisted Suicide

Robin Williams and the Hypocrisy of Suicide Prevention Organizations

The sudden emergence of suicide prevention organizations and their representatives in the media responding to the death of Robin Williams has been mind-blowingly outrageous to me – I track the suicide coverage – assisted and non-assisted – of old, ill and disabled people regularly. It’s part of my job. A near-constant in reading and watching … Continue reading Robin Williams and the Hypocrisy of Suicide Prevention Organizations

Canada: Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet Release: Bill 52 And Suicide Prevention Week: Deadly Irony

Press Release from Toujours-Vivant-Not Dead Yet: Bill 52 And Suicide Prevention Week: Deadly Irony VALLEYFIELD, QC, Feb. 1, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – While Quebec marks suicide prevention week from February 2-8, disability rights activists believe Bill 52, which would allow euthanasia of ill and disabled people, undermines the public policy of suicide prevention. “There is … Continue reading Canada: Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet Release: Bill 52 And Suicide Prevention Week: Deadly Irony

Arizona Daily Star: Derek Humphry and Columnist Push “New Frontier” on Assisted Suicide

I have to preface this article with an admission.  I had a lot to do with how this article turned out.  Columnist Tim Steller called Diane Coleman Friday (Nov 1) afternoon wanting to interview her about an upcoming visit to the area by Derek Humphry, who would apparently be talking about assisted suicide for people … Continue reading Arizona Daily Star: Derek Humphry and Columnist Push “New Frontier” on Assisted Suicide