How To Explain a Suicide to a Child — The Dopamine Queen

I’ve been crying for hours preparing to write this. I read a story on social media about someone’s partner dying by suicide. They have a four year old daughter and a seven year old son. Just a few weeks before mother’s day they would find out their mother isn’t coming home. My heart was and […]

via How To Explain a Suicide to a Child — The Dopamine Queen.

Several of my friends and family members have committed suicide, including a few who did so in ways where it wasn’t apparent that it was suicide so the cause of death was listed as something else. So far, I have never had to explain to a child this situation; it’s hard enough explaining it to an adult family member or friend.

If you, a family member, or friend is considering suicide or has suicidal thoughts or feelings, please seek help. I would rather lose a friendship by getting a friend help than lose it by suicide.

About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
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1 Response to How To Explain a Suicide to a Child — The Dopamine Queen

  1. Thank you for sharing. Sorry to hear that you have lost loved ones as well and hope you never have to explain it to a child. ❤️❤️

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