“Suicide by Choice? Not So Fast”

My problem, ultimately, is this: I’ve lived so close to death for so long that I know how thin and porous the border between coercion and free choice is, how easy it is for someone to inadvertently influence you to feel devalued and hopeless — to pressure you ever so slightly but decidedly into being “reasonable.” to unburdening others, to “letting go.”

New York Times
“Suicide by Choice? Not So Fast”
October 31, 2012