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A 41-year-old member asked:

what should i do when your husband won't take vital medications. is he trying to commit suicide?

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Dr. Aaron Ament
Psychiatry 58 years experience
NOT SIMPLE: There are many reasons why people avoid medication - fear, stigma, hopelessness, lack of information, etc. You husband needs help to express what is holding him back before he will change his behavior. Psychotherapy may help him be open about this and change.

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Is physician-assisted suicide ethical?

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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
It is not legal: People with terminal illnesses need not suffer pain/ indignity. Discussing one's views re: faith, life, death, and medical care with one's doctor is very important as is having an advanced health care directive and polst made. Hospice can make the experience before natural death more humane. One need not resort in suicide; which is not legal, moral, biblical, and many think, not ethical.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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While my ethics don't agree with it, it is still "legal" in certain states in the US and some other countries as well.
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Dr. Paul Rousseau
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Dr. Pappas is correct, it is legal in some states and some countries. I also think the morality of assisted death is individual, and based upon that individual's beliefs and values. It remains a very controversial issue.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

If I am thinking about committing suicide, where should I go for help?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Call your doctor: You should call your doctor right away if you are thinking about suicide. Failing that- call 911 and/or a suicide prevention or support hotline in your area. Do not take such thoughts lightly and get help as soon as possible.
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I want to kill myself. What should I do?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Get help now!: This is a serious matter that requires your best efforts to get professional help as soon as possible! don't wait - there is help available, even if you have to start at the emergency room.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can you help a friend who want to commit suicide ?

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Dr. James Fox
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Call 911: If your friend confides that they are feeling suicidal, call 911, even if they don't want you to. This is a medical emergency requiring immediate attention. That is the best way to help them. Go with them to the emergency room and remain supportive. Talk to the professionals there to get a more comprehensive explanation of how you can help. Call 911 or go the emergency room immediately.
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What are the ways one can commit suicide painlessly if terminally ill.?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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State laws: Some states, notably oregon and washington have laws on physician assisted suicide. Healthtap is not a proper forum to dispense advice on this topic.

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