They couldnt care less about the mentally ill in our society. They constantly cut support and services for them. And yet they make it illegal for them to even try to take their lives. Either give them decent help, or don't make it illegal for them to...... even try to die. I understand the argument that if it were legal for the mentally ill, or those who are hurting the most to attempt suicide, then there would be no legal means by which to get help for them once they either attempt or announce to the wrong person that they are considering it. But I have known peoiple who could not get decent help and care no matter how much they tried to reach out and seek it. No matter how hard they tried, decent help was not available because they did not have the financial means. But when they tried to take their life, then the laws said no. Sorry you cant do this. What about laws to give decent quality help to those in need. So people do not get to the point of hopelesness and despair? And while I said "my government" I know people from 2 other countries who have experienced the same thing. Perhaps then the question is, what is wrong with society? Is it society that is ill? A general sickness of ignoring those amongst us who are in need? Society turning its back on those who are most vulnerable? I am not trying to elicit angry responses here. And If this sounds like a rant, then I am sorry. It is not intended as such. It is a very sad situation. And I am feeling hurt about it. Hurt that I personally was getting help, until I lost that help when I got on disability. I became a fiscal liability. Part of an entiitlement program that has to be reduced. I have to pay 50% of a psychiatrist fee. This is the decuctable. And I am on psychiatric disability. Needless to say, I do not often go to a pdoc. Each time I go, I end up paying a significant percentage of my disabillity money on co-payment. So I can rarely go. And then finding a good therapist.... medicare does not allow regular psychotherapists to become participaing providers. And yet it is illegal to suicide. But legal to ignore the needs of people.