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Plays, Assisted Suicide And Facebook Groups- The Ouch Podcast

June 6, 2017

This podcast contains discussions about suicide. If you are struggling at the moment, you may choose to leave this episode for another day.

Why are so many students dropping out of university due to mental health problems? And what’s so great about disability-focused private Facebook groups? Comedian and mental health campaigner Juliette Burton, and TV personality Mik Scarlet, take us through the stories grabbing their attention on social media this month with good humour and the benefit of their personal experience. (A transcript will appear shortly.)

“I can’t face another winter with multiple sclerosis,” said Colin, in a TV interview about plans to end his life at a Swiss clinic. Rona Tynon, a fellow person with MS, was watching. Realising he lived locally, she tracked Colin down and convinced him to halt the process. They have since become friends.

In an emotional conversation for everyone around the table, Colin and Rona discuss how a person comes to contemplate assisted death, the available support and controversial stem cell treatment.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 6, 2017 12:16 am

    Reblogged this on michaelsnaith.

  2. June 6, 2017 10:46 am

    Four weeks ago the BBC signed another big contract WITH ATOS (£560Million)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/new-contract-technology-services

    The BBC’s last contract with Atos was worth £2Bn (yes Billion)…
    http://www.computerworlduk.com/it-vendors/bbc-prepares-for-break-up-of-2bn-atos-contract-in-2015-3502091/

    If ATOS-BBC are talking about suicide it’s only because that’s what the Atos murdering, hate criminal, fraudsters want all of us to do.
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