When Someone You Love Kills Themselves Quotes

The sting of losing a loved one to suicide is a unique form of grief. It’s riddled with unanswered questions, confusion, and feelings of guilt. To help navigate these difficult emotions, we’ve compiled a list of thoughtful quotes about losing someone you love to suicide. Let these words serve as gentle reminders that you’re not alone in your suffering and that healing, though gradual, is possible.

“Suicide doesn’t end the chances of life getting worse, it eliminates the possibility of it ever getting any better.” – Unknown

“To most people, suicide is a word. To others, it’s a reality.” – Unknown

“Grief after a suicide is like a house with broken windows; even when you try to prepare yourself for the cold wind, it still has a way of chilling your soul.” – Unknown

“Stigma against suicide is a silent killer. It makes people ashamed to speak up and seek help.” – Unknown

“As long as there is stigma around suicide, there will be suicide.” – Unknown

“Sometimes, mental illness is terrifying because you feel like you’ve lost control of your mind and nothing makes sense. It’s like watching yourself on autopilot and having little to no control.” – Unknown

“When someone dies by suicide, they’re not being ‘selfish.’ They’re in so much pain that they believe they’re being selfless to the people they love.” – Unknown

“In the aftermath of a suicide, those left behind face a particularly difficult mix of emotions. In addition to the grief and sorrow typical of a loved one’s death, there’s also guilt, confusion, anger, and shame.” – Unknown

“Talking about suicide will not cause someone to be suicidal. Instead, it could save a life.” – Unknown

“People do not die from suicide; they die from sadness.” – Unknown

“Each and every one of us has the power to make a difference in someone’s life. You never know what your kind words or actions might mean to someone who’s considering suicide.” – Unknown

“The person who completes suicide, dies once. Those left behind die a thousand deaths, trying to relive those terrible moments and understand … Why?” – Clark

“Suicide is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign that someone tried to carry on for far too long.” – Unknown

“Behind every suicide, there is a story that ended too soon.” – Unknown

“We may not always understand why people take their own lives, but we can always extend our compassion to those in pain.” – Unknown

“When you feel like giving up, just remember the reason why you held on for so long.” – Unknown

“Hope is real, help is real. You are not alone, and while I know the struggle feels at times completely hopeless and futile, there is a far shore for the vast majority of people, and I wish you the best.” – Jamie Tworkowski

“You don’t get over a suicide. You learn to live with it.” – Lois Duncan

“No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.” – Buddha

“And sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope.” – Ellen Pompeo

Each of us carries a unique story of loss, pain, and resilience. It’s through sharing these narratives that we can foster understanding and healing. Which of these quotes resonated with you the most? Do you have any personal quotes or experiences you would like to share? We encourage you to share your thoughts and stories in the comments below. Your words could offer comfort to someone else who is navigating this challenging path of grief.

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