I Sought Help for Depression and Was Recommended Assisted Suicide

The slippery slope of the MAID healthcare legislation

Kim Mia
Human Parts
Published in
6 min readNov 2, 2023

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Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

Most people, inside or outside of Canada, might have little to no idea about the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) legislation or might have heard some vague headlines here and there but don’t really know the depth of the topic. I was one of those people. I knew it had been coming down the radical Left’s pipeline for some time, but I failed to take it seriously or learn more about its ramifications. Well, that changed very quickly for me when I encountered it first-hand. Long story short- here’s what happened.

About six months ago, my life went through a major transformation when I had a number of somewhat catastrophic events dumped on me, one after another, within a matter of days.

Thursday: Fired from my job of two years with zero notice or warning.

Friday: Call from my lawyer cautioning that I may have to leave the country due to my work visa being linked to the job I just lost.

Monday: Abrupt breakup after a seemingly healthy one-year long relationship

Tuesday: Lost a close family member suddenly.

Wednesday: Call from my Landlord mentioning he may sell his apartment and evict me.

In less than a week, every aspect of my life fell apart simultaneously, and I was left paralyzed with fear, despair, and confusion. Now, for some context, I’m an overall healthy twenty-seven-year-old and a relatively resilient person at my core. I’ve had a challenging life prior to this, so deep down I knew I would get through this phase as well. Nonetheless, you can’t argue that even half of these devastating events would be enough to result in a temporary state of depression, to say the least.

About two months later, I found myself still struggling to get my life together and as a precaution, I decided to reach out for help. My idea was that I would be assigned a therapist, or, perhaps, a psychiatrist would recommend some prescription medication to temporarily elevate my mood and help me sort my life out. But this was not at all what happened.

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Kim Mia
Human Parts

Semi-Human | Designer | Minimalist | Writer | Polyglot