Mental illness isn’t the only reason for suicide

Mental illness isn’t the only reason for suicide

The recent revelation that each day more than eight Australians kill themselves was startling and confronting but perhaps even worse was learning that another 200 of us attempt suicide every day and do not succeed. …. stop viewing suicide solely through the prism of mental illness. As a society we do not allow mature people the right to doctor-assisted suicide.  Instead, we force them to illegally import the drugs that guarantee a quick and peaceful end, or else to use the violent methods of self-harm that are the preponderant methods of suicide in this country.

Click for a PDF of anne summers Article published in the Sydney Morning Herald 1 April 2017