Dying of Despair

Posted August 24, 2017 6:22 am by Alex Schadenberg

Dying of Despair

This article was published by the National Review online on August 22, 2017Wesley SmithBy Wesley SmithI began my work against assisted suicide in 1993. In the intervening years, I have witnessed a very disturbing change. When I began, the emotional zeitgeist of society focused intensely on preventing suicide. Today, in many cases, the emotional oomph (if you will) supports suicide, not in all cases to be sure, but certainly in some. There has been a concomitant downgrading of suicide prevention intensity. As I wrote a few years ago, we now have what I call “invisible” suicide prevention campaigns. I write this because there

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