MAID and mental disorders video library

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Jane Hunter is 75 years old and has suffered from Complex PTSD for decades. She wants the ability to apply for MAID MD-SUMC when the sunset clause expires, but is currently being excluded from the law on the basis of her diagnosis. This is Jane’s story.
For over twenty years, Cathy has suffered from body dysmorphic disorder (a type of obsessive compulsive disorder), depression, and anxiety. Her mental disorder has had a debilitating effect on her life, despite trying every available medication, therapy, and treatment.

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Senator Kutcher addresses suffering from a mental disorder, irremediability of health conditions, the need for improved health care services across the country, and some of the misinformation circulating about how MAID and mental disorder requests will be managed.
What could the MAID assessment process look like for someone whose sole underlying condition is a mental disorder? Dr. Justine Dembo explains.
Jocelyn Downie, SJD, breaks down the eligibility criteria for medical assistance in dying in Canada, and highlights an inequity in the law when it comes to mental disorders as the sole underlying condition.
What is the profile of someone with a mental disorder as the sole underlying condition who might be eligible for medical assistance in dying under the law in March 2024? In this video, Dr. Justine Dembo explains.
Jocelyn Downie, SJD, explains why excluding people with mental disorders as the sole underlying condition from MAID legislation is a breach of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
John Scully suffers from severe, treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, and anxiety. He advocates that people who are living with mental disorders deserve equal treatment under the law, including access to medical assistance in dying.
Sherry Moran, a volunteer with Dying With Dignity Canada and an individual with a mental disorder, shares her perspective on medical assistance in dying (MAID).
Dr. Derryck Smith, a psychiatrist in Vancouver, shares his perspective on medical assistance in dying (MAID) for mental disorders.

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