A Peaceful Death

  April 21st, 2009 by IHML

I’ve been depressed and suicidal for many years. My desire to accomplish some of the goals that I have in life is the only thing that is keeping me alive. Experiencing a peaceful death is one of the goals that I have. It is a privilege that very few people that are suicidal get to experience. I spent a lot of time searching the internet for pro-suicide websites. I was trying to find a forum where I could have discussions with people like Philip Nitschke and Boudewijn Chabot. I wanted to have a discussion about the idea of creating a suicide service that provided peaceful deaths for anyone that is suffering from extreme physical or emotional pain. I decided to put this entry on this website because of the high probability that some people would be interested in the idea.

I don’t believe that a suicidal person should have to experience negative emotions like fear, anger, and sadness during their final moments. If you are living in a country like the U.S.A then you are probably lucky enough to be in a position to buy a gun legally. Most of you are probably aware of the fact that a bullet to head is the best way to go. The death will always be quick and painless if the gun is positioned in the right place. There are many people in the world that don’t have easy access to guns. Some people have to experience the terror of falling to their death (or injury) from a bridge or a building. Some people have to experience the sadness of slowly drifting into unconsciousness after they’ve severed an artery or swallowed some pills. A person with a gun might experience some fear, sadness, or anger before they pull the trigger, but once they pull it the death process is over in less than a second.

Boudewijn Chabot is one of the few psychiatrists that believes suicide is an appropriate treatment for some people that are suffering from depression. I was very pleased to learn that there are some psychiatrists in the world that are willing to deviate from the conventional way of treating depressed patients. It is my opinion that conventional treatments like ECT, antidepressants, and talk therapies are poor treatments for severely depressed patients. Conventional treatments can be affective from some people, but it is not a cure. I would really like some psychiatrist to focus on the idea of helping their depressed patients end their lives in a peaceful way.

This is a general idea of the service that I would like to use for a reasonable price.

A list of rules to determine if a person can use the service

1. Mandatory psychiatric evaluations for anyone that wants to use the service.

2. Patients that are terminally ill or suffering from extreme physical pain should have immediate access to the service after the psych evaluation.

3. Minors should have to get permission from a parent or guardian to use the service.

4. Minors should not be permitted to use the service if they are only suffering from depression.

5. Adults that are only suffering from depression should have to undergo one year of treatment (antidepressant and talk therapy) before they can use the service.

6. Adults that have received at least one year of treatment (antidepressant and talk therapy) and have been used at least two different antidepressants prior to requesting the service should have immediate access to the service after the psych evaluation.

The person could then make an appointment after they have been approved for the service. The death could take place in a room where the person would have access to various things like a comfortable chair, a large television, and a good sound system with a large variety of music. Depressive narcotics like heroin or alcohol could also be given to the person to calm their nerves. The person would then initiate the death process by pushing a button. The machine that causes the death should be something that instantly stops all of the electrical activity in the brain. It could be something like a TMS machine or an apparatus that would have the same effect of a large caliber bullet entering the brain.

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