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An important note should be made: having a psychiatric disorder complicates the procedure for euthanasia A LOT. It may happen that you will not actually get euthanasia if you have a psychiatric disorder, as the guidelines on when someone can get euthanasia are very, very strict. For example, the patient must come up with the idea of euthanasia self. Anyone suggesting it to him/her makes it technically illegal. Furthermore, it must be a clearly careful, well-considered decision by someone who is mentally capable of making those decisions. The decision to have euthanasia basically always has to be consistent as well.So a lot of people with psychiatric disorders may suffer from psychosis (they cannot get euthanasia), or they may be put in a mental asylum, and it would be impossible for them to get euthanasia. But yeah, I do support it
That's sad.These people suffer more than Cancer Patients even
@Waffles731True. But it is necessary.Otherwise you open up a whole world of possibility in terms of motivating to get euthanasia (which would be murder), or whether the patient changes their mind due to a condition and doctor committing euthanasia (which would he murder)
I've just been at the point where the past 2 months, despite what I've been telling myself there hasn't been a day that I haven't believed I was better off dead.Sometimes people aren't meant to live.People like me are simply those who are in extraordinary suffering and deserve some peace
I understand that you phrased your question as "voluntary" euthanasia, but if the person giving the consent is mentally ill, then isn't the validity of the consent questionable?
Yes, I believe they call it eugenics. The fit and healthy find ways to purge the species of the impure and unfit - fitness here defined by those in authority to make the determination. Suffice to say, it has a rather unpleasant history.Frankly, even allowing suicide/euthanasia for the mentally competent is a step down a very morally problematic road. Albeit that the culture is well along that path in any case. Life has nothing but subjective value and therefore its disposition is optional. Liberty is an end in itself rather than the means to the pursuit of virtue.Look around you if you seek the concrete results of where such moral reasoning - if such it can be called - has got human affairs. Ah, to at last have found Eden.In any case, it is one thing - if a problematic thing - to extend the right to suicide/euthanasia to those who are of sound mind. To extend that to those whose mental condition is more problematic is a very dark path indeed. In essence, the society takes advantage of the disability of the individual to facilitate outcomes convenient to itself. At the very least - and it is the very least - suicide/euthanasia ought be the right, although how it can be a right as it negated the object of rights, of those of right mind. Reason ought be as clear as possible, particularly where the consequences of its exercise, however misbegotten, cannot be reversed. Mental illness, by its very definition, precludes the exercise of right reason and therefore prudential limitations on those rights directed toward the good of the person and the health and safety of the culture is in order. It is why they do not allow homicidal maniacs to walk the streets unencumbered. See also Californian, where the civil rights of the mentally ill were given precedence over their well being. Now, suffice to say, the streets of San Francisco and Los Angeles are filled with the homeless mentally ill - and their feces and garbage and all the rest. It now being neither safe nor healthy for the average citizen nor the mentally ill.The proposal for voluntary euthanasia for those with "incurable" psychiatric disorders is simply another step down that nihilistic road. The same grim logic leading to the same grim utterly predictable outcomes. Do not then wonder how the West arrived at the "disposable society."
Personally I support this.I have a physically disabling painful medical condition that makes life complicated & life threatening. But live in a country that is against this unless you are extremely terminally ill.
In the netherlands and yea. I support it. A bit too much if people really would like to die after age x cause they see their life as 'complete' they should be able to do so. At least I think one party was pushing it
Waffles are you saying this so you don't feel bad if you choose to commit suicide?
Oh no, I've made my mind and it hasn't changed, I'm going to die before my next birthday, February the 13th is the latest I plan on being alive.The reason I ask this, is I would far and away prefer to get a bunch of Anaesthesia so I will never wake up and then donate my organs and tissues to save lives and help others.Whereas now, I'm literally trying to find a way to render myself brain dead so my organs and tissues will be viable
But with Euthanasia, my last conscious moments before I move on to what comes next could be with people I care about and I could say a proper goodbye
Why do you think your life won't get better? I feel planning how you die more scary then just letting destiny kill you.
Besides I'm sure a ton of people on gag will miss you like me.
It doesn't matter.I just want peace.I haven't been happy in years despite what I've been trying to convince myself of.And while for years my wanting to die was sporadic, a week there, a couple days there.Its been a month and a half to two months straight since I've had a day where I didn't believe I would be better off dead
no for it is not their fault that they have this problem and no one can say that these people will not recover either
Do you get what euthanasia is?It means that person wants to die themselves.They made the decision, regardless of whether it is their fault or not. Also, it is medicaly pretty established that there are conditions which are impossible to fix
I’m okay with it
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