Canadian Mental Health Association opposes "MAiD" euthanasia for psychiatric reasons.

Posted September 10, 2017 8:56 am by Alex Schadenberg

Canadian Mental Health Association opposes "MAiD" euthanasia for psychiatric reasons.

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionThe Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in its submission to the Canadian Institute for Health Research has stated that MAiD (euthanasia) for psychiatric patients should remain illegal.The position of the CMHA is:As a recovery-oriented organization, CMHA does not believe that mental illnesses are irremediable, though they may be grievous or unbearable.  We recognize that people with mental illnesses can experience unbearable psychological suffering as a result of their illness, but there is always the hope of recovery.  CMHA’s position on medical assistance in dying in Canada, is that people with a mental health problem

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