The Big Question about Suicide
What happens in the afterlife to people who take their own life?
I have a special place in my heart for people who have lost loved ones to suicide. I’ll explain that more in a moment, but I’ll pre-empt this article by saying that suicide loss survivors (people who lost loved ones to suicide) will feel a sense of comfort and peace from reading what my investigation of life after death has revealed about this subject.
Losing a loved one to suicide takes on some extra baggage that other deaths don’t have. The reason behind this is that when a person takes their own life, many loved ones (family and friends) view it as a reflection of their relationship. Surviving family members, for example, often ask these questions: How could they do this to me? Why didn’t they come to me before making this choice? Did I miss the signs and could I have done something to prevent it?
Loved ones feel devastated in their grief, naturally, but they often feel betrayed in some ways (why would he punish me like this?), responsible in other ways (I must have overlooked her cries for help) and confused in every way (why didn’t I see this coming?).
These are questions that are rarely answered but also less relevant once you learn more about the mindset behind suicide (not the focus of this article, but I’ll address this briefly at the end). Yet there are questions that can be answered that are commonly asked in reference to life after death. Are there consequences in the afterlife due to suicide? Did he go to hell? Can she hear and see me, and does she know what I’m going through? Will I ever see him again? Is she okay now?
I created an Afterlife TV episode about this special circumstance about twenty years ago, which was the first or second most popular episode on that show every year for twenty years. Those statistics alone are an indication of the suffering that takes place after someone takes their own life. People are seeking answers—and comfort—in relation to their loss after a loved one takes his or her life. Well, this article offers the latest information I’ve discovered since that episode was created two decades ago.