In Switzerland the process is legal. Recently, the law for "self-deliverance" has been extended to cover those who want to die but are not medically terminally ill. Here is an article on this growing business niche in the New York Post.
In New York City, the act remains illegal. Those who fail in their attempt will be arrested and hustled off to a psychiatric facility. After the legally mandated stay there they may be grateful for having been "saved." Or they may try again and again. Eventually they may succeed, within New York City or in some other location.
Last week, one medical doctor who had completed his residency and one medical doctor who had been doing an internship jumped to their deaths from New York high buildings. Here is my post on that, which continues to go viral.
Both the successful and the unsuccessful suicides in New York City cost the municipality a lot of money. Also, it inflicts trauma on the people. That psychic stress can be so severe that suicide is sometimes framed as a type of homicide.
Might it be a progressive initiative to make suicide legal in New York City. As in Switzerland, those applying for the service will be carefully screened. There will be a waiting period. The city will be spared the cost and the horror. Also, it sounds crass but legalizing suicide in New York City will generate revenue, as in Switzerland.
Those of us in families which seemingly carry the suicide gene (Sylvia Plath's son Nicholas Hughes committed suicide) understand well the pull force of suicide. There is no reason to condemn those who give into it, either through active or passive means. They want out.
On the other hand, there would be comprehensive mental health services for those who would like to try to continue to stay alive, despite current pain.