Mark Blackwell, living with Parkinson's disease and the after-effects of a severe stroke, explains why he fears legalised assisted suicide
'At one stage I wanted to die', former psychiatrist Mark Blackwell explains. With the right support, he found meaning in his life, meaning that legalised assisted suicide would imperil:
'If assisted dying is legalised, it would make me feel that my life and my suffering are a waste of time. It would make me feel I am a burden for [my wife] Eppie and my children; I would lose respect for myself.'