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Mag ik dood (Please let me die) is a poignant documentary which asks whether those suffering from chronic mental illness should have the choice to die with compassion and dignity.
It was released in the Netherlands in 2008 by Dutch documentary maker and journalist Eveline van Dijck. She had lost a sister who became psychotic at an elderly age. After several treatments, her sister suffered from severe depression for many years, resulting in suicide. Eveline asks in the film whether there could have been a better more humane option for her sister to fulfill her death wish. There are also interviews with family members who have lost loved ones to suicide and their wish, too, that there had been a better way. It is done with great sensitivity.
I have received kind permission from Eveline van Dijck and the Dutch humanist association, Human.nl, to upload this documentary exclusively to YouTube. All copyright remains that of Human.nl.
Visit Human.nl web site (Dutch):
English information about the documentary:
This blog has taken me down a very dark path. I can no longer handle it. I need to rest, re-evaluate things, and rest, rest, rest.
There is so much beauty in life. If you’re feeling sad, this site always makes me feel warm:
May all who seek peace find it. (I’m still looking.)