Posts Tagged: suicide


Right-to-die bill heads Brown’s way

Sen. Lois Wolk, center, the original author of the right-to-die bill, embraces Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, who authored the special session version sent to the governor on Friday. (Photo: Jeff Walters, Assembly Democratic Caucus.)

Legislation to allow dying people to end their lives with lethal, physician-supplied drugs was approved by the state Senate on Friday and sent to Gov. Brown, who once studied for the priesthood and who has not disclosed his position on the bill.


Finally, a dialogue about mental illness

Tragically, suicide is the second leading cause of death of young people in the United States, and yet only now are national leaders initiating a conversation about the problem of mental illness.


President Obama singled out the issue in a summit earlier this month, with A-list stars, health providers and academics spotlighting the need

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