Suicide Attempts Among Teenagers Skyrocketed During Democrat Lockdowns

Suicide Attempts Among Teenagers Skyrocketed During Democrat Lockdowns

Suicide-related emergency room visits among both adolescent girls and boys spiked amid the pandemic and continued to surge as lockdowns persisted, according to a government health report.

Emergency room (ER) mental health visits increased 31% among children aged 12-17 years old in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released Friday. The CDC noted that, while it couldn’t definitively establish a cause, it’s likely that pandemic-related restrictions on everyday life could be to blame for the increase.

“Young persons might represent a group at high risk because they might have been particularly affected by mitigation measures, such as physical distancing (including a lack of connectedness to schools, teachers, and peers); barriers to mental health treatment; increases in substance use; and anxiety about family health and economic problems,” the report stated.

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Helping A Teenager Recover From A Suicide Attempt

Helping A Teenager Recover From A Suicide Attempt


Nurse Steph from CAMHS is determined to keep 15-year-old Josh alive, following his recent attempted suicide.
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Parents of teens who died by suicide share grief and advice

Parents of teens who died by suicide share grief and advice


CBS News is committed to stopping the stigma surrounding mental health, taking the shame and blame out of discussing mental illness. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers in the U.S. A recent study found that teen suicide jumped 56 percent from 2007 to 2017. Mental health experts say bullying and social media have both contributed to the rise. Jericka Duncan spoke to four parents who are speaking out.

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Suicide is not something to be encouraged or assisted.

Suicide is not something to be encouraged or assisted.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Baroness Ilora Finlay

Baroness Ilora Finlay, who is a doctor, a professor of palliative medicine and a British House of Lords cross bench member, wrote an excellent article that was published by The House on May 20. Finlay, who for many years has promoted palliative care and opposed assisted suicide responded to a new push, in the UK, to legalize assisted suicide.

Finlay wrote:

The House of Lords is once again being asked to look at a Private Member’s Bill proposing so-called ‘assisted dying’. Words matter. They can inform or they can mislead. In this case it’s the latter.

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Nurse Given 7 Life Sentences for Killing Several Veterans, Euthanizing Them With Drug Overdoses

Nurse Given 7 Life Sentences for Killing Several Veterans, Euthanizing Them With Drug Overdoses

A former Veterans Affairs nursing assistant confessed to administering deadly amounts of insulin killing at least seven veterans in Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA Today reported Tuesday.

Reta Mays, 46, was issued seven life sentences for murdering seven veterans and an additional 20 years for attempting to kill an eighth person at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center from July 2017 to June 2018, according to USA Today. The veterans served in the Air Force, Army and Navy during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

“You’re the worst kind. You’re the monster no one sees coming,” U.S. District Judge Thomas Kleeh said Tuesday.

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Victoria Australia suicide rate jumps 21.2% since legalizing euthanasia.

Victoria Australia suicide rate jumps 21.2% since legalizing euthanasia.

The following article was published by the Australian Care Alliance on March 6, 2021.

In 2017 there 694 cases of suicide in Victoria. In 2020 there were 842. This is an increase of 21.2%

What has led to this startling increase?

From 19 June 2019 Victorians wishing to commit suicide could arrange to have a lethal dose of pentobarbital delivered to them by the Statewide Pharmacy Service based at the Alfred Hospital. All they needed was a VADSAP – a suicide permit – issued by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

A VADSAP is a ‘voluntary assisted dying self-administration permit”.

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Nevada assisted suicide bill denies equal protection under the law.

Nevada assisted suicide bill denies equal protection under the law.

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Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

When legislators vote on assisted suicide bills they often vote based on the theory of legalizing assisted suicide and not the reality of the bill that they are considering. A prime example is the recent passing of the New Mexico assisted suicide bill that was one of the most extreme and dangerous assisted suicide bills.

The Nevada State Legislature is debating assisted suicide Bill AB 351. AB 351 is similar to the Oregon and Washington State assisted suicide laws.

There are several hidden factors within this and other assisted suicide bills that lead me to wonder what the assisted suicide lobby is trying to cover-up.

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New Mexico passes a dangerous, discriminatory assisted suicide law.

New Mexico passes a dangerous, discriminatory assisted suicide law.

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Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Matt Valliere

Matt Valliere, the executive director of the patients rights action fund, wrote a scathing review of the New Mexico assisted suicide law that was published in Newsweek today.

Valliere criticises New Mexico for legalizing assisted suicide during the pandemic but he focuses on how these laws are suseptible to abuse, mistakes and coercion. He first focuses on the fact that the New Mexico law permits non-doctors to participate in assisted suicide. He states:

Beyond the fact that every supposed “safeguard” in the New Mexico law and others like it is unenforceable and circumventable, legislators in the state have allowed medical professionals with less training to facilitate patients’ suicide.

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Veterinarian suicide rate should concern physicians who do euthanasia.

Veterinarian suicide rate should concern physicians who do euthanasia.

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Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Concern related to the high rate of suicide among veterinarians is once again receiving media attention. An article published by KCTV news concerns the veterinary suicide rate in relation to the COVID-19 lockdown. The news article by Blake Keller for KCTV news states:

the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recognized this issue. A study conducted by them found female veterinarians are up to 3.5 times more likely to take their lives compared to the general public. Males are up to two times more likely.

Keller interviews Dr Erin Howard who teaches at Baker College who states:

“It’s been trending more and more so, especially over the last several years, COVID certainly hasn’t helped things,” 

“I’m afraid the numbers are going to be even worse the next time a study comes around when it includes what’s happened in 2020.”

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Nevada suicide prevention advocate comments on assisted suicide bill.

Nevada suicide prevention advocate comments on assisted suicide bill.

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Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Richard Davis, who is a senior and a suicide prevention advocate commented on the Nevada assisted suicide bill in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on April 13, 2021. Davis comments on the Nevada suicide rate by stating:

Currently, Nevada has the highest national rate of senior suicides in the nation. One of the top reasons many seniors give for desiring assisted suicide is not untreatable pain or lack of dignity in dying, but the feeling that they are a burden.

Assembly Bill 351 which would legalize assisted suicide in Nevada, sends the message to seniors who are living with chronic conditions that they are an unnecessary burden to their families and communities.

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Australian state shows disturbing increase in assisted suicide deaths

Australian state shows disturbing increase in assisted suicide deaths

by Administrator

The state of Victoria, Australia, became the first state in the country to legalize assisted suicide in 2017. By September of 2020, the number of deaths by assisted suicide were 10 times higher than what officials had predicted, though activists against euthanasia were unsurprised. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrew had notoriously predicted a mere dozen deaths in a year, with 124 people opting to die instead.

Now, a new report shows that that trend of increasing deaths continued throughout the rest of 2020.

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board released a Report of Operations for July through December of 2020. Overall, virtually every facet of assisted suicide has grown.

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Assisted suicide bill has foundation of abusive practices.

Assisted suicide bill has foundation of abusive practices.

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Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Daniel C. Schreck who is a bioethicist and a member of the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency charged with advising the president, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities wrote a commentary that was published in the Greenwich Time on the Connecticut assisted suicide bill.

Schreck writes:

Assisted suicide, we are told, poses no threat to people with disabilities thanks to statutory safeguards: There is no record of abuse in states where assisted suicide is legal because there is none to be found.

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California assisted suicide expansion bill (SB 380) will force physicians to refer patients to death.

California assisted suicide expansion bill (SB 380) will force physicians to refer patients to death.

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Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

I have written about the Washington State assisted suicide expansion bill (HB 1141) and the assisted suicide lobby’s push to legalize assisted suicide in more US States, but the California assisted suicide expansion bill (SB 380), among other concerns, attacks conscience rights for medical professionals and institutions.

The current California assisted suicide law does not require medical professionals who oppose participation with killing their patients to refer their patients to a physician who is willing to prescribe their patients lethal drugs for assisted suicide.

SB 380 requires that anyone who requests lethal drugs from a physician who opposes assisted suicide, that the physician must be immediately refer that patient to a physician or facility willing to kill.

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Veterinarian suicide rate should concern physicians who do euthanasia.

Suicide rate among veterinarians should concern physicians who do euthanasia.

by Administrator
Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Concern related to the high rate of suicide among veterinarians is once again receiving media attention. An article published by KCTV news concerns the veterinary suicide rate in relation to the COVID-19 lockdown. The news article by Blake Keller for KCTV news states:

the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recognized this issue. A study conducted by them found female veterinarians are up to 3.5 times more likely to take their lives compared to the general public. Males are up to two times more likely.

Keller interviews Dr Erin Howard who teaches at Baker College who states:

“It’s been trending more and more so, especially over the last several years, COVID certainly hasn’t helped things,” 

“I’m afraid the numbers are going to be even worse the next time a study comes around when it includes what’s happened in 2020.”

Read More “Suicide rate among veterinarians should concern physicians who do euthanasia.”
New Mexico poised to legalize assisted suicide.

New Mexico poised to legalize assisted suicide.

by Administrator
Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

The Associated Press reported that New Mexico’s Senate passed an amended version of assisted suicide Bill HB 47 by a vote of 24 to 17. HB 47 had passed in the House, without amendments, by a vote of 39 to 27. The bill will go back to the House for a vote on the Senate amendments.

Deborah Armstrong (D) who sponsored HB 47 also sponsored the two previous assisted suicide bills.

Senator Joseph Cervantes sponsored amendments to HB 47 that passed. The amendments:

  1. Deleted Section 7 which required falsification of the death certificate.
  2. Deleted Section 8 which allowed life insurance or annuities to be collected.
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The Atlantic Boosts Assisted-Suicide Doctors, Pushes Euthanasia

The Atlantic Boosts Assisted-Suicide Doctors, Pushes Euthanasia

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This article was published by National Review online on March 3, 2021

By Wesley J Smith

The media love to boost assisted suicide. They laud people who commit it — witness their swoon over the late Brittany Maynard — and the doctors who are willing to lethally prescribe or give lethal injections.


Now, The Atlantic goes there bigly, describing the experiences of two California doctors who assist suicides. But I want to focus on one: Lonny Shavelson, whose excesses and assisted-suicide enthusiasms I have been writing about for years.

Shavelson was a part-time ER doc and photo journalist. Fascinated with assisted suicide, he wrote a journalistic book about the subject called A Chosen Death.

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Do not follow Oregon’s example. It is dangerous for patients and society. Vote No to Connecticut Bill 6425.

Do not follow Oregon’s example. It is dangerous for patients and society. Vote No to Connecticut Bill 6425.

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State of Connecticut General Assembly Committee on Public Health

Vote NO on Bill No. 6425, An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients

Dr Kenneth Stevens

Testimony of Dr. Kenneth R. Stevens, Jr., MD,
Professor Emeritus, Radiation Oncology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

February 24, 2021

To Members of the Committee on Public Health,

I have been a cancer doctor in the practice of Radiation Oncology for 52 years in Oregon, treating cancer patients from 1969 to 2019.

I have studied and closely followed the implementation of Oregon’s assisted-suicide law since its passage in 1994. I have also continued to teach and practice medicine in a society where there exists such a law, taking note of its tragic results.

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Second Thoughts CT leader Cathy Ludlum on opposing assisted suicide: “there is no safeguard that can counter the social stigma of needing help with intimate care.”

Second Thoughts CT leader Cathy Ludlum on opposing assisted suicide: “there is no safeguard that can counter the social stigma of needing help with intimate care.”

by Administrator

This article was published by Not Dead Yet on February 24, 2021.

By John B. Kelly, the director of the disability rights group, Second Thoughts.

On January 14, Second Thoughts CT leader Cathy Ludlum joined WPLR host John Voket on his show “For the People” to explain why legalized assisted suicide is simply too dangerous to implement. The full transcript is here.

In the 15-minute segment (beginning at 37:20), Cathy meets Voket where he is, and agrees that on its surface, many people would think it’s “a good idea to put the choice of when and how one dies into the hands of the individual.”

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Oregon 2020 assisted suicide report – 28% increase in assisted deaths.

Oregon 2020 assisted suicide report – 28% increase in assisted deaths.

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Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

The 2020 Oregon assisted suicide report indicates that there was a 28% increase in the number of reported assisted suicide deaths since the 2019 Oregon assisted suicide report. As with previous years, the report implies that the deaths were voluntary (self-administered), but the information in the report does not address that subject.

According to the 2020 Oregon assisted suicide report.

  • There were 245 reported assisted suicide deaths up from 191 in 2019.
  • There were 370 lethal prescriptions written, up from 290 in 2019.
  • 22 of the deaths, the lethal drugs were prescribed in previous years.
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As Ireland considers assisted suicide, study finds 72% who ‘wish to die’ change their minds

As Ireland considers assisted suicide, study finds 72% who ‘wish to die’ change their minds

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Scientists at The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) have found that older people in Ireland who express a desire to die are suffering from depression and loneliness. The study involved 8,000 older individuals living in a community setting. Interestingly, the wish to die was found to be temporary among the vast majority.

These findings are important, as Ireland is soon to consider the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020, which aims to legalize assisted suicide for people with terminal illnesses. The definition of “terminal illness” in the bill includes chronic illness, according to Professor Rose Anne Kenney, a senior author of the study.

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Preventing the spread of Assisted suicide in America.

Preventing the spread of Assisted suicide in America.

by Administrator
Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition


America continues to be in the grips of a COVID-19 crisis and yet state legislatures are debating the legalization and expansion of assisted suicide.


In 2021, assisted suicide legalization bills are currently being debated Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota and Rhode Island.

Assisted suicide expansion bills are being debated in California, Connecticut, Hawaii and Washington State.
The assisted suicide lobby is trying to expand current assisted suicide laws by (among other changes) reducing or removing waiting periods, allowing people who are not doctors to approve or prescribe death, forcing medical professionals who oppose killing to refer patients to death, and allowing lethal drugs to be sent by courier or the mail rather than picked up with proper identification.

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Xavier Becerra’s troubling support for assisted suicide

Xavier Becerra’s troubling support for assisted suicide

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is currently participating in confirmation hearings to join the Biden administration as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Though Becerra has already come under heavy fire from pro-life groups for his attacks on pro-life journalists and pregnancy resource centers, another troubling issue has arisen: Becerra’s support for assisted suicide in California.

In 2015, California legalized assisted suicide, despite opposition from both religious and disability rights groups. Almost two years after it took effect, however, Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia overturned the law, pointing out the bill was shoved through a special session that was meant to be dedicated to Medicare funding.

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