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Depression

Massachusetts shouldn’t be telling depressed and suicidal people that suicide is a good solution to suffering. At its recent annual suicide prevention meeting, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health had a speaker who championed Jack Kevorkian and assisted suicide. Oregon’s law doesn’t care about your depression as long as you have approved motives like “feeling like a burden.” The bill endangers bullied LGBTQ, autistic, intellectually disabled, and all young people who will be encouraged to see suicide as a reasonable response to suffering. “Suicide contagion” is real.