A young Canadian woman says she will apply for assisted suicide when eligibility expands next year.
In a video posted to TikTok, the woman says she has Bipolar Disorder, which causes extreme mood swings of emotional highs and depressive lows.
“I’ve decided to go through with MAID (medical assistance in dying),” she said.
“I have to wait for it to be legalized in March, so that’s three months, and then the process takes roughly four months.”
She said her family and friends support her decision.
“I will be spending my last seven months doing the things that I love, eating good food, and spending as much time with my family and friends.”
As previously reported by The Counter Signal, the Liberal government has already passed legislation expanding eligibility for medically assisted suicide to those with mental health illnesses. And, a recent video clip posted by the Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms indicates the eligibility could expand for medically assisted suicide to include babies with disabilities.
Comments from other users replying to the woman’s post mostly encouraged her to reconsider.
“Hear me out. There was a point I wanted the same. Now I’m 30 with 3 loving dogs, and incredible partner and pregnant with our first baby. It gets better,” said one user named Meghan.
“I have been opposed to MAID for exactly this reason,” said another user.
“A horrific slippery slope that more and more people will be ‘encouraged’ to take.”
According to Health Canada, bipolar disorder is a “bio-chemical condition that results in an imbalance of the neurotransmitters in the brain.”
Health Canada states that 1% of Canadians aged 15 years and older have the condition “characterized by mood swings that can last for days, weeks or even months.”
“While most people with bi-polar disorder (or depression) will not commit suicide, the risk of suicide among those with bipolar disorder is higher than in the general population.”