Mark Henick (@MarkHenick) Chats The Right to Suicide with #SPSM. September 1st, 2019. 9pm ET.

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Danielle Glick (@danielleglick), Marie Shanley (@Mxiety) and Joelle Marie Nourse (@LazTheLazTheLaz) discuss “The Right to Suicide” with Guest Mark Henick (@MarkHenick). Mark Henick is a Canadian-based mental health strategist who is highly sought after by the media to give his views on suicide prevention and the Canadian mental healthcare system. Mark’s TEDx Talk “Why We Choose Suicide” has been viewed on YouTube over six million times. Watch as we wrestle with difficult questions such as “Do people have a right to take their own life?” “Should physician-assisted suicide include people who suffer from lifelong mental distress?” “Would more people die by suicide if it were easier to do so?” and “Can someone be a suicide prevention advocate and also support the right to suicide?”

You can learn more about Mark and his work at MarkHenick.com.

Watch as we wrestle with difficult questions such as “Do people have a right to take their own life?” “Should physician-assisted suicide include people who suffer from lifelong mental distress?” “Would more people die by suicide if it were easier to do so?” and “Can someone be a suicide prevention advocate and also support the right to suicide?”

Link to study mentioned during the livestream here:

Netherlands sees sharp increase in people choosing euthanasia due to ‘mental health problems’

 

***Watch SPSM Chat live every Sunday 6pm PT/9pm ET at Twitter.com/spsmchat. All past episodes can be viewed on-demand on the SPSM YouTube channel, Facebook page, and at spsmchat.com.***

Content Warning: SPSM Chat contains extensive discussion of suicide (attempt survivor, loss survivor, chronic suicidal thoughts). However, suicide prevention best practices and safe messaging are considered and encouraged.

 

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Mark Henick dedicated his life from an early age to opening minds and creating change. Now he regularly speaks to diverse audiences about mental health, mental illness, suicide, advocacy, recovery, and hope. Mark’s TEDx talk on suicide is among the most watched in the world. His keynotes, panels, workshops, and media appearances aim to break the stigma that prevents people from speaking openly about their mental health. Mark believes that freedom is found in overcoming the barriers that stigma, disempowerment, and disconnection build. Mark has seen countless times, personally and professionally, that each and every person has the potential to unlock their most true and hopeful self regardless of how dark it may seem.

 

About spsmchat

Suicide Prevention Social Media: Weekly chats, expert guests. Sundays at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Streaming live at Twitter.com/spsmchat. Version 3.0 hosted by Rudy Caseres, Danielle Glick, Hudson Harris, Marie Shanley, and Hudson Harris. #SPSM
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