Monday, April 17, 2017

-#NotDeadYet--Julie Ali The mentally ill need the supports and services they do not have in Alberta. Just accessing the emergency in crisis isn't the answer. There needs to be money and intelligence in the business of caring for the mentally ill who have no voice in our society and face discrimination not only from the society in general but from the professionals themselves. Why else did the doctors at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta repeatedly put "Do not resuscitate" orders on my sister's file? I'd say because the mental health system is in crisis in Alberta and they did not do their due diligence with reference to her care. We don't need these sorts of premature termination decisions by doctors nor do we need further widening of the scope of death by doctor business. These folks are not dead yet. #NotDeadYet. Offer them the services, supports and life they should be getting but are not getting due to stigma, indifference and failures of the system.

Maier-Clayton told CBC News in November that he has battled anxiety, mood disorder and OCD since he was a child.
An Ontario man who urged the federal government to legalize doctor-assisted dying for people like himself with mental illness has taken his own life.
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Julie Ali The mentally ill need the supports and services they do not have in Alberta. Just accessing the emergency in crisis isn't the answer. There needs to be money and intelligence in the business of caring for the mentally ill who have no voice in our society and face discrimination not only from the society in general but from the professionals themselves. Why else did the doctors at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta repeatedly put "Do not resuscitate" orders on my sister's file? I'd say because the mental health system is in crisis in Alberta and they did not do their due diligence with reference to her care. We don't need these sorts of premature termination decisions by doctors nor do we need further widening of the scope of death by doctor business. These folks are not dead yet. #NotDeadYet. Offer them the services, supports and life they should be getting but are not getting due to stigma, indifference and failures of the system.
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Meggie Ross I'm so sorry for his family that did all they could to support him but had to watch his pain. They are hopefully able to be proud of him for his advocacy for society to address such a difficult issue with compassion.
Stacey Sholtack Sorry but didn't he just prove he doesn't need assistance? And sorry but the mentally ill do not need assisted suicide, they need medical help. What's next helping paraplegics? The blind?
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