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Maine Legalizes Assisted Suicide

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Maine has become the eighth state to legalize medically assisted suicide. “It is my hope that this law, while respecting the right to personal liberty, will be used sparingly,” Gov. Janet Mills, told the Associated Press. Under the law, doctors can prescribe a lethal dose of a drug… Read More »

Did Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why really increase suicide rates?

The Netflix show deals with the suicide of a young womanNetflix By Chelsea Whyte In the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, 17-year-old Hannah kills herself in a scene that shows her suicide. Following the show’s release, researchers raised concerns about the possibility that it could lead to suicide contagion, in which explicit depictions of self-harm… Read More »