Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Boy Driven to Suicide By Social Isolation Brought About by Pandemic (August 5th, 2020)

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Landon Fuller
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: The parents of an 11-year-old boy who killed himself this past April say they believe he was driven to suicide by the social isolation brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

To everyone who knew him, Landon Fuller was the curious and intelligent young boy who loved Marvel, DC, Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Pokemon, Harry Potter, and the innumerable other things that those his age thrived upon, according to a GoFundMe page.

But without warning, Landon rode to a field near his Hobbs, New Mexico, home in April and took his own life. His parents, Katrina and James Fuller, recently spoke about his death and said they still don't know what drove him to take such an extreme measure. They said the only clues they got came from his journal, which indicated that the social isolation necessitated by Covid-19 had taken a heavier toll than they could have imagined....

Now, the Fullers urge other parents to talk to their children even if they seem fine. "I hope his story can at least save at least one life. If so, then his death wasn’t in vain," Katrina said.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Assisted suicide bill - it deserved to die

John Kelly
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/my_view/reader-view-assisted-suicide-bill-it-deserved-to-die/article_249e9f50-bd12-5cd1-ba9c-33f689ca9534.html

By John Kelly | Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 7:00 pm

Thanks to the state Senate’s rejection of the assisted suicide bill, Senate Bill 252, residents of New Mexico can breathe easier. As Sen. Craig Brandt said during last week’s debate, “This bill is dangerous. Doctors make mistakes every day.”

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Assisted suicide wrong Rx for NM

William Toffler, MD
https://www.abqjournal.com/978031/assisted-suicide-wrong-rx-for-nm.html

I am a professor emeritus of family medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore. I have lived and practiced medicine in Oregon for almost 37 years.
There has been a profound shift in attitude in my state since the voters of Oregon narrowly embraced assisted suicide 20 years ago. This shift has been detrimental to our patients, degraded the quality of medical care and compromised the integrity of my profession.