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Physically healthy Dutch woman dies by assisted suicide at age 29

Zoraya ter Beek, a 29-year-old Dutch woman, chose assisted suicide after struggling with severe mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and autism. Diagnosed at 21 and plagued by bullying and a sense of not fitting in, she wore a “Do Not Resuscitate” tag by age 22. Despite trying various treatments, including electroconvulsive therapy, her condition did not improve.

Living with her boyfriend, Stein, she applied for euthanasia in 2020 after her psychiatrist told her there was no hope for recovery. Ter Beek saw herself as

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