Mental Health

Psychological Suffering and Physician-Assisted Suicide

1310 NEWS – Ottawa – Ottawa Today with Mark Sutcliffe (April 19, 2016)

Senator Batters talks with Ottawa host Mark Sutcliffe about the newly introduced assisted suicide bill.  Find that interview here.


NEWS TALK 980 CKNW – Vancouver – Drex Live (April 14, 2016)

Senator Batters’ interview with talk show host Drex on new assisted suicide legislation and her  concerns about the bill.  Listen to the full interview here.



Opposition Forces Trudeau Government to Pull Back on Physician-Assisted Suicide Law (April 14, 2016)


NEWS TALK 650 CKOM – John Gormley Live (April 11, 2016)

Senator Batters discusses with John Gormley why psychological suffering should not be sole grounds for accessing physician-assisted suicide under upcoming legislation.



Minister Hajdu, Champion Mental Health at Cabinet Table (April 8, 2016)


800 CHAB Radio, Moose Jaw – The Heartland with Rob Carnie (April 7, 2016)

Senator Batters talks with host Rob Carnie about why she believes upcoming legislation should not allow psychological suffering as a sole basis for accessing doctor-assisted suicide.

Listen to the interview here:



Senator Batters: Canadians Demand Strict Safeguards on Physician-Assisted Suicide (April 1, 2016)


News Talk 650 CKOM – John Gormley Live (March 17, 2016)

Senator Batters talks with Saskatchewan talk-radio host John Gormley about why psychological suffering should not be included in upcoming physician-assisted suicide legislation.


Find Senator Batters’ National Post op-ed on mental illness and physician-assisted suicide here. (March 14, 2016) 


CKNW Radio, Vancouver – The Lynda Steele Show (Feb. 24, 2016)

Senator Batters talks to guest host, Drex, about the potential inclusion of psychological suffering as grounds for physician-assisted suicide.


Bell Let’s Talk Day 2016

Statement in the Senate Chamber:

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Senator Batters talks to Saskatchewan’s News Talk Radio CJME/CKOM about reducing the stigma around mental health issues.