This essay summarises the ideas and research in a well written and researched book Suicidal: why we kill ourselves by Jesse Bering. It speaks of the effect a suicide can have on children, and in particular, how the information about the death is handled. It resists oversimplification and instead details subtleties, evolving narratives and different possibilities, using many examples and case histories. I found it a very good read.
Clicking this link should take you to the article on the AEON website which has many interesting essays on Psychology and more.
If you have been affected by someone’s suicide or threats to end their life you can contact me through this website and arrange a free phone call.