Dutch approve euthanasia for 45 yr old woman with painful memories

Helena is now dealing with the revelation that her sister Jackie wants to die by euthanasia, too. This follows a traumatic childhood experience when she was sexually abused at five years old and developed depression as a result.

Haunted by the horrific memories, 12 years ago Jackie became so ill that she quit her job as a manager in the pharmaceutical industry. As her mental state got worse, she tried to commit suicide by overdosing on pills and was only saved after being taken to hospital.

Brutal electric shock treatment prescribed by psychiatrists to stop the depression didn’t work. Next, Jackie went to numerous mental health clinics but none could find a cure. Her GP could do nothing more.