Some Canadian doctors are refusing to treat attempted suicides

By Michael Cook Canada’s new euthanasia laws are perplexing doctors who have to deal with suicide attempts. According to the National Post , there have been a number of reports of doctors who refused to treat people who had tried to kill themselves. In the case of poisons, remedies were readily available. Quebec’s College of …

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The very dark story arc of “13 Reasons Why” and the threat of suicide contagion

By Nancy Valko Today, it is hard to keep up with the constant stream of information coming not only from TV and movies but also from the social network. But to understand and hopefully to protect and help our children and others in today’s culture, it is important to keep up with current media and …

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Psychiatrist Opens Door to “Rational Suicide”

  By  Wesley J. Smith I have been warning for many years about the “rational suicide” movement within the mental health professions. The latest thrust to have psychiatrists sanction some suicidal patients’ self-destruction was just published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry–alarming considering the euthanasia movement’s current energetic attempts to legalize doctor-facilitated death there. Psychiatrist Angela Ho argues that helping …

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Papageno and Werther effects–public policy lessons for the prevention of suicide

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. This post ran in 2011, but I did not run across it until today. It is a brilliant explanation of how suicide should not be portrayed in the media—and why. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 …

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