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Geel’s ancient community cares for the mentally ill

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A boarder with his family in Geel

Mike Jay writes for Aeon magazine about a town in Belgium named Geel, where families take in people with mental illness who cannot live on their own. The tradition dates back to the 13th century when St. Dymphna, a patron saint of the mentally ill, was murdered in Geel. This medieval treatment of “family care” is often more effective than contemporary treatments. Read the story here: Geel’s ancient community cares for the mentally ill

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Lawmakers in Belgium Legalize Euthanasia for Children

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child euthanasia Lawmakers in Belgium have passed legislation that will make it legal for doctors to kill terminally ill children, by request. This, despite the fact that palliative care teams are able to insure that dying children are not in pain. Read the article from the BBC here: Lawmakers in Belgium Legalize Euthanasia for Children

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