New data from the Office for National Statistics demonstrates that people with severe and potentially terminal health conditions are more than twice as likely to take their own lives than the general population. This press release by the Campaign for Dignity in Dying highlights the patient safety issues caused by current laws around assisted dying in the UK, including patients dying alone by suicide, without loved ones to support them.
Suicide risk for terminally ill people more than double general population, ONS data indicates (20 April 2022) https://www.dignityindying.org.uk/news/suicide-risk-for-terminally-ill-people-more-than-double-general-population-ons-data-indicates/
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