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The people I see struggling the most with mental health also happen to be homeless and in dire poverty. Maslow, people.Honestly, I am having concerns regarding mental health as a reason for MAID. I never worked in MH, so only met patients with MH problems on regular inpatient units. I tend to think that mental health reasons are “ fixable” if you have a community that carries you and medication and a positive living environment.
But- observing people struggling with mental health- who am I to say? The suggestion to have a Psychiatrist involved in the process as mandatory could help out. With regards to that CBC article- I have never met anyone with Fibromyalgia so severe (at 29 ) that one does not want to live. Since pain does have a connection to mental health, I wonder if this is a combination. I also wonder which physician would want to do MAID on cases like that.