Woman who survived terrorist attack at Brussels airport dies after opting for euthanasia due to serious illness depression And she suffered from PTSD after the incident.
Chantilly De Corte, 23, was walking with her school classmates through the departure lounge of the Belgian airport in Zaventem on March 22, 2016. Italy when Islamic State A terrorist detonated a bomb.
The 17-year-old at the time escaped the blast, which, along with two others, claimed 32 lives and injured over 300, but no physical injuries.
However, the psychological effects of the ordeal left her plagued with constant panic attacks and bouts of dark depression, from which she could not get out.
Despite being rehabilitated in a psychiatric hospital in her hometown of Antwerp and taking various antidepressants, Shanti could not shake her fears of depression and committed suicide twice in 2018 and 2020. I tried
Earlier this year, a troubled young woman opted for euthanasia. The procedure was legal in Belgium and she died on May 7, 2022 after two psychiatrists approved her request.
Shanti’s tragic story was revealed earlier this week by her mother, Marielle. told the Belgian outlet VRT About my daughter’s pain.
“That day really cracked her up. She never felt safe after that,” Marielle said.
“Out of fear, she didn’t want to go to places with other people. She also had frequent panic attacks that she never got rid of.
After narrowly escaping the terrorist attacks in Belgium on March 22, 2016, 23-year-old Chanti de Corte never recovered from the psychological trauma.
Shanti De Corte (left) is pictured with friends in this image shared to her tribute page.
Shanti’s tragic story came to light earlier this week when her mother, Marielle (pictured), told Belgian outlet VRT about her daughter’s pain.
In a tragic yet moving final social media post, Shanti wrote: Until the last day. I loved and was made to feel what true love is. “Now I leave in peace. I already know I miss you.”
A timeline of terrorism: how three bombings rocked Brussels in 2016
8am: Two explosions at Zaventem airport, killing 14 people near check-in desks.Terrified passengers pour out of Brussels terminal
9:19 am: 3rd blast hits Marvik metro station, killing 20 more
09:23 am: Eurostar services to/from Brussels are suspended
11am: Belgian prosecutor Fredere Van Leeuw confirms three explosions as terrorist attacks
11 a.m.: Two suspects arrested a mile from subway station explosion
12:00 Kalashnikov and unexploded suicide vest found in airport rubble
Shanti frequently recalled her post-bombing experience on social media and spoke about her struggles to cope with declining mental health.
In one post she wrote: And up to 11 antidepressants a day.
“With all the drugs I’m taking, I feel like a ghost who can’t feel anything anymore. Maybe there was a solution other than drugs.”
According to a psychologist at her school, the 23-year-old suffered from severe depression before choosing to end her life.
she said RTBFMore: “Some students react worse than others to traumatic events. Having interviewed her twice, I can say that Chanti de Corte was one of the vulnerable students.
A psychologist referred Shanti to a psychiatric hospital in Antwerp, where the young woman attended regularly.
However, in 2018, after an argument with another patient who had sexually assaulted her, her mental health deteriorated sharply, and she attempted suicide.
In 2020, she attempted another suicide, after which she contacted an organization that advocates for the right to “death with dignity.”
According to the RTBF, she asked them to perform euthanasia due to “unbearable emotional distress”.
Photo: Police officers and soldiers check the entrance to Brussels airport after attacks on the capital in March 2016
Another survivor of the bombing, Pauline Greystone, was at an American Airlines check-in desk with her husband and daughter when the first explosion rocked the departure hall.
Photo: Passengers evacuated from airport after terrorist attacks in March 2016.
Photo: People inside Zaventem airport after the explosion in March 2016
This file photo taken on March 22, 2016 shows damage to Zaventem’s Brussels Airport following two blasts.
Smoke rises over Brussels Airport after the third device exploded at Zaventem Brussels Airport during a terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016.
Defined as the act of intentionally ending a person’s life in order to relieve pain or suffering, euthanasia is defined in Belgium as “continuous and unbearable physical or mental suffering that cannot be relieved as a result of a serious illness. is legal for individuals who are “medically incapable of An incurable disease caused by illness or accident.”
Shanti’s formal request for euthanasia was approved by two psychiatrists earlier this year, according to the RTBF.
“The woman was euthanized on May 7, 2022 surrounded by her family,” the report said.
In her final moving social media post on the day she was euthanized, Shanti wrote: Until the last day. I loved and was made to feel what true love is.
“Now I leave in peace. I already know I miss you.
However, the case is still closed as the Antwerp public prosecutor launched an investigation following complaints from a neurologist at the UZC Brugman Academic and Clinical Hospital in Brussels that the decision to euthanize Shanti was “premature”. may not.
According to the RTBF, the Belgian Federal Commission for the Control and Evaluation of Euthanasia was not concerned about the case, but neurologist Paul Deltenle said the range of care and treatments available to Shanti was unremarkable. It claimed that it had not yet been tried.
Where is assisted death legal in Europe?
Assisted death refers to both voluntary active euthanasia and physician-assisted death, where the patient’s life ends at the patient’s request.
In Europe, only three countries, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, approve euthanasia.
The first two even allow requests from minors under severe circumstances, but Luxembourg excludes minors from the law.
Germany, Switzerland, Germany, Finland and Austria allow physician-assisted death under certain circumstances.
Countries such as Spain, Sweden, the UK, Italy, Hungary and Norway allow passive euthanasia under severe circumstances. Passive euthanasia is when a patient suffering from an incurable disease dies because the doctor stopped doing what was necessary to keep the patient alive.
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