The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Book: a How-to Suicide Guide is Linked to Four B.C. Deaths
This article reports on four suicides in British Columbia, all linked to the book “Final Exit” by Derek Humphry. Only one death involved a terminally ill patient who suffered from AIDS. The rest were depressed young adults. B.C. chief coroner condemmed the book as a “facilitator” of tragedy. Vancouver chief coroner defended the book. A citizen’s group in Vernon called on the attorney-general to investigate whether distribution of the book breaks the law.