Suicide occurs when an individual’s physical or mental suffering is so severe that they believe there is no hope for it to go away. Suicide is perceived as a way to end the suffering.
A loss due to suicide can be among the most difficult losses to bear. It can leave family and friends with a tremendous number of unanswered questions and they sometimes feel partly responsible for the death and this can be very hurtful. If you are going through feelings like this in the first few weeks after a suicide then counselling may be beneficial.
People usually attempt suicide to block out their own unbearable emotional or physical pain, which can be due to a wide variety of factors. When a person commits suicide they are often so distressed that they cannot see that they have other options and do not think of anyone they can turn to.