Effects of suicide on those left behind

The effects of suicide on those left behind can be devastating and long-lasting. Suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problems, and the consequences with which family, friends, acquaintances, and everyone else have to live are just as permanent. In this article, we will explore the effects of suicide on those left behind and provide some insights into the treatment options available.


The emotional effects of suicide on those left behind can be profound and long-lasting. Survivors may experience a range of emotions, including shock, disbelief, anger, guilt, and depression. They may also experience feelings of abandonment, rejection, and isolation. Survivors may struggle to make sense of the suicide and may feel overwhelmed by the loss. They may also experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues.


The physical effects of suicide on those left behind can be significant. Survivors may experience physical symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. They may also experience changes in appetite and weight. Survivors may also experience physical symptoms related to their mental health, such as panic attacks and other anxiety-related symptoms.


The social effects of suicide on those left behind can be far-reaching. Survivors may experience social isolation and may struggle to maintain relationships with friends and family members. They may also experience stigma and discrimination related to the suicide. Survivors may also struggle to return to work or school and may experience financial difficulties as a result of the suicide.

Treatment Options

There are several treatment options available for those left behind after a suicide. One of the most effective treatments is therapy. Therapy can help survivors process their emotions and develop coping strategies. It can also help survivors address any underlying mental health issues, such as depression or PTSD. Therapy can be provided in a variety of settings, including individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.

How does Cyti Psychological help?

We understand the impact of trauma and offer trauma-specific desensitization approaches, such as exposure therapy and EMDR, to help clients cope with distressing emotions. We also offer cognitive restructuring and mindfulness practices to help clients learn new coping skills and tolerate distressing emotions. Our goal is to help clients reduce anxiety, resolve trauma, and optimize their mental health.At Cyti Psychological, we believe that therapy should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer our services via our secure online platform. Our online therapy sessions are just as effective as in-person sessions, and they offer the added convenience of being able to attend therapy from the comfort of your own home. We understand that seeking therapy can be a difficult decision, and we strive to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible.

The information on this page is not intended to be a substitution for diagnosis, treatment, or informed professional advice. You should not take any action or avoid taking any action without consulting with a qualified mental health professional. If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger,  these resources can provide you with immediate help:
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988
24 Hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.8255
Crisis Text Line Text TALK to 741741