Man Planning Assisted Suicide Despite Not Having Terminal Illness

Anthony Hays

(Daily Mail) – A 59-year-old man with a personality disorder says he plans to go to Switzerland to end his life at an assisted suicide clinic despite not having a terminal illness.

Anthony Hayes claims the ‘unbearable’ nature of his borderline personality disorder has left him with ‘uncontrollable pain’. He now hopes to travel to Dignitas, a not-for-profit organisation that provides members with the option of assisted suicide.

Mr. Hayes claims his mental condition, labelled as ‘a disorder of mood and how a person interacts with others’ by the NHS is the result of being abused as a child.

He has told his friends and family he wants to end his life and has approached Dignitas to find out whether they will accept him for euthanasia.

The assisted suicide clinic’s guidelines state that a person must either have a terminal illness, an ‘unendurable incapacitating disability’, or be in ‘unbearable and uncontrollable pain’ to end their life at Dignitas. CONTINUE