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Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-deliverance & Assisted Suicide for the Dying
After a close friend used this book to end his life in 2019, I became interested in its message and directives. Mr. Humphry, a seminal figure in the death-with-dignity movement and founder of the National Hemlock Society, writes with a caring and empathetic voice, giving us ample and convincing stories on how suffering people and their loved ones can peacefully end their life in a compassionate way. When my friend died (after suffering most of his life from depression) it left me and others in his life feeling not just sadness, but also anger. Final Exit does not discuss depression as much as it does terminal illness, but it helped me to realize that my anger was mostly an unfair reaction. Suicide is a personal choice and one that, arguably in many cases, should be honored.
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