“Doctors elsewhere report similar surges, with children — some as young as 8 — deliberately running into traffic, overdosing on pills and otherwise self-harming.”
Kids Helpline revealed calls have soared during the pandemic, and the demand has continued throughout 2021.
“Killing patients, even if they want to die, violates the underpinning principle of the medical vocation itself. The focus must be on ensuring that palliative care is as excellent as possible, not on making it easier for patients to die.”
What are the causes and the underlying societal issues? What are we not addressing in the way we approach both community and the individual?