Mothers don’t jump off Buildings

Society & Culture
assisted suicide
Elena Lindemans
VARA Television
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In 2002, Elena Lindemans’s mother took her own life by jumping off a tall building. She had asked for euthanasia to be relieved from her unbearable mental suffering. As a mental health patient, her request was rejected on principle, leaving suicide her only way out. The family knew what she was planning to do, but they didn’t stop her.
Eleven years later, Elena decided to go looking for the residents of the apartment building who witnessed her mother’s jump and the doctors who dealt with her request for assisted suicide. She is painfully confronted with the consequences of her mother’s act.