As sure as life exists, death will follow. As such, people will continue to try to control not only their life but the circumstances of their death. Life is also full of instances of suffering, pain, and despair. Those who are in significant pain, the throes of depression or despair may not see any solution to suffering except taking their own life. The questions then come down to whether we need to have doctors involved and whether we should encourage those looking to end their life.