Netherlands sees sharp increase in people choosing euthanasia due to 'mental health problems'

By May 13, 2016 Recent News

The Telegraph 11 May 2016
Family First Comment: Shocking – but the law being proposed by ACT’s David Seymour will result in the same!
And then, read this……
“A Dutch psychiatrist who has carried out euthanasia requests at the country’s End-of-Life clinic said .. that even children as young as 12 who ask to end their lives should be taken seriously.”
Perhaps they simply need good counselling and to be given hope?

The Netherlands has seen a sharp increase in the number of people choosing to end their own lives due to mental health problems such as trauma caused by sexual abuse.
Whereas just two people had themselves euthanised in the country in 2010 due to an “insufferable” mental illness, 56 people did so last year, a trend which sparked concern among ethicists . euthanasia - Netherlands 2016 reported cases graph
In one controversial case, a sexual abuse victim in her 20s was allowed to go ahead with the procedure as she was suffering from “incurable” PTSD, according to the Dutch Euthanasia Commission.
But a Dutch psychiatrist who has carried out euthanasia requests at the country’s End-of-Life clinic said this week that psychiatrists are “too hesitant” about agreeing to euthanasia for patients with psychiatric diseases.
Paulan Stärcke, who will present her findings at the Euthanasia 2016 conference in Amsterdam Thursday, told The Telegraph that even children as young as 12 who ask to end their lives should be taken seriously.
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