Hello! My name is Jane St. Clair, and I wrote this website.
Assisted suicide is not a compassionate choice — it is about giving into despair. The compassionate choice is caring for your loved one, staying with that person, giving hope and love. If your loved one is talking about suicide, that means he or she needs your help in finding treatment for depression. Despair and depression is a stage you go through to get to something better.
Tell that person, “I can not help you kill yourself. I love you too much for that. I will not leave you. I will help you. We are in this together, and we are not giving into despair.”
If you are suicidal, please call 1-800-suicide or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
and they will find you help where you live. Sometimes you just need to talk. You can find the courage and hope you need, and often your best life is yet to come.
All of us want to live in a world where people care and love each other. That change starts with each of us, right now, today. Be hopeful, be brave. The best is yet to come.
….. John Merrick, the famous “Elephant Man”