Medically-assisted suicide recommended to another Canadian Armed Forces member – IOTW Report

Medically-assisted suicide recommended to another Canadian Armed Forces member

PM– A second member of the Canadian Forces has reportedly been offered so-called medical assistance in dying (MAID) by a Veterans Affairs caseworker after asking for help for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the National Post reported. 

The Canadian Forces member told his story on Wednesday’s episode of Operation Tango Romeo, a “Trauma Recovery Podcast for #Military, #Veterans, #First Responders, and their families,” during which he referred to himself by the pseudonym “Bruce” as he is still in active service and fears retaliation.

“I had been suffering from PTSD and recently had a lot of suicidal thoughts,” Bruce told podcast host Mark Meincke, a former Canadian soldier and veterans advocate. 

Bruce explains that upon receiving a call from a caseworker at Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), he was “kinda hoping they would help me with my transition out of the military, help me find new doctors once I get out, and assist me with any other kind of claims I might have.”

“I wasn’t expecting them to let me know ‘Hey, we had recently won litigation to assist members with MAID, and you know that’s always an option,'” an audibly upset Bruce told Meincke.

“I was a little disturbed that if they had mentioned that to somebody else that was even worse off than I was, that could’ve been that little push over the edge,” he added. more


9 Comments on Medically-assisted suicide recommended to another Canadian Armed Forces member

  1. Pro tip: no government can protect even its highest rulers from a determined man who expects to die in the effort.

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  2. Thanks to Obiden, all our troops have been poisoned. More DoD members will be killed by their Chain of Command than will die in combat.

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