This is the concept of “rational suicide” — a minority view in the mental health professions.
Like so many others in the contemporary cultural milieu, Brooks remains in the shallow water by failing to grapple with the ubiquitous promotion of suicide we see all around us.
The assisted suicide movement is akin to a death cult. The ultimate ideological point isn’t to provide a last resort escape for the imminently dying.
My last hospice patient, Bob, told me that after some months of just wanting to be dead, that he had “come out of the fog.”
There is a widely believed myth that the elderly and dying take up a huge amount of the overall health-care budget.