Abandoning Life

The Story: After a Vancouver woman sought help for suicidal thoughts, a BC medical professional responded by offering assisted suicide to the struggling woman. 37-year-old Kathrin Mentler checked herself into Vancouver General Hospital to seek help for chronic depression and suicidal inclinations. Instead, she left the hospital in greater distress after the clinician told her that the health care system was “broke” and asked if she had considered assisted suicide.