Smith: The ‘Zero Suicide’ Project Forgets about Assisted Suicide

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(NRO) – It rarely fails. I see a news story lauding a suicide-prevention program.

But when I check it out, the prevention strategies described are usually incomplete, making no mention of — or opposition to — assisted suicide, even though some see legalization as a contributing cause of our nation’s suicide crisis.

Recently, when I read about a commendable program called the “Zero Suicide” project, I hoped it would be different. You see, it focuses explicitly on preventing suicide in the health-care context. CONTINUE