Brad Tschida has introduced Joint House Resolution No. 14 to include
people with chronic health conditions in Montana's Strategic Suicide
Prevention Plan for 2017. A key paragraph notes:
|Representative Brad Tschida|
recently, the Montana Strategic Suicide Prevention Plan was considering
assisted suicide of the terminally ill as a separate issue from suicide
prevention. The active disability community in Montana, however, has
been vocal on the need for suicide prevention services for individuals
with disabilities. . . . . Individuals with disabilities have a right to
responsive suicide prevention services.
There is a specific recommendation to "address . . . the mistaken assumption that suicide is a rational response to disability."