Thank you for your e-mail in which you ask about the possibilities for mentally ill people to apply for an accompanied suicide.
It is basically possible for mentally ill too, to submit a formal request of an accompanied suicide to Dignitas. However, this is a lengthy and complex proceeding which demands your pro-active cooperation. And there is no guarantee to receive the “provisional green light” for an accompanied suicide.
Whether your situation will meet the prerequisites for an accompanied suicide with Dignitas depends very much on the quality of the medical file, the reports you can provide.
We need medical certificates with clear diagnosis of your illness, a description of its cause and development, proof of all therapies you have tried (with or without success) as well as an in-depth psychiatric appraisal concerning your capacity of judgement and discernment in regard of your wish for a self-determined end of life.
For more details please refer to the attachment.
Without such a detailed medical dossier, we won’t find a Swiss physician who will risk writing the prescription for the lethal medication in your case, unfortunately.