I am in shock and horrified. I have a close family member that has looked into euthanasia for mental health issues and the idea that this is coming so close to the US is terrifying to me. I love this person and do not want them to commit suicide.
In March 2023, Canada is apparently approving euthanasia (Medical Assistance in Dying - MAID) for those whose sole illness is MENTAL ILLNESS:
After March 17, 2023, people with a mental illness as their sole underlying medical condition will have access to MAID if they meet all of the eligibility requirements and the practitioners fulfill the safeguards that are put in place for this group of people.If you have a mental illness along with other medical conditions, you may be eligible to seek MAID.
Under the criteria section they also say this:
be at least 18 years old and mentally competent. This means being capable of making health care decisions for yourself.
So those who suffer severe mental illness enough to request euthanasia can somehow be mentally competent at the same time.
This reminds me a lot of trans medicine where instead of opting for therapy and mental health treatment, we instead butcher and medicalize the body instead. what is wrong with with the medical system and Canada to allow this to happen?? Isn't being suicidal literally a symptom of 90% of mental health disorders? so we're now treating mental illness symptoms by killing people???
here's another article on this fucking travesty: