It's just sad there are no people who can help certain people, besides how there are people abusing others. I hope more people will see through this
illusion medical science has all the answers because this clearly shows they don't.
I'm just practical here - better such people who give up and are given up on get euthanasia rather then throwing themselves in front of a train or
attempting suicide with a mix of drugs and/or alcohol or physical injury and might even fail doing so.
Perhaps this will make people think and changes might be made in society so in the long run people will treat diseases differently. I do hope it
doesn't lead to what another poster said; less caring for people's fate, less willing people to spend money on people which are given up on and sooner
opting for suggesting euthanasia and maybe at some point forcing it because it would be "best for the patient".
Mental healthcare is not that great actually in the Netherlands, it's all about drugs, reputations of psychiatrists, stigma's and unscientific
diagnosis and keeping society safe of individuals who might be a danger to themselves or others, even though there is a core of genuinely caring
people but they are generally not in positions of any power and just do whatever the psychiatrists say.
By unscientific diagnosis, I mean lack of actual physical evidence or fact checking like DNA tests or brainscans, even if that is not fullproof
anyway. For example, a person might do drugs early in life, get a psychosis and misdiagnosis of schizophrenia, then the drug use might end and the
symptoms might go away, but now the person is a patient and treated like one. There is no way for such a person to prove it's not what the
psychiatrist says it is, nor will he or she have a fair chance because their repution is smashed once the words "mentall illness" pop up, nobody sane
takes the side of a patient vs the psychiatrist. And then there's the money; mental health care workers are not holy and need money just like
everybody else and for that, they need patients. And those are the ones who care and decide to do something about it, the majority of the population
does not really care about mental healthcare and avoids it like the plague.
The Netherlands is moving more to euthanasia, a few months ago there was actually a documentary ("Levenseindekliniek" or clinic for termination of
life, literally) showing a woman ending her life and several other people with a deathwish, quite intense. But at least people are talking about it
and maybe they'll start asking questions.
edit on 12-5-2016 by johnnyjoe1979 because: (no reason given)