Trevor committed suicide on October 21, , a proximate cause of which was Governor Pritzker’s restrictions on high school sports programs." A spokesperson with . When a parent dies, it’s always painful for a child. And a parent’s death by suicide—especially, research shows, a mother’s suicide—has an even more painful and potentially disturbing effect.
Children often feel guilty when a parent dies by suicide, or worry that they did something to cause the suicide. They may say, “If only I’d done what Mom asked me to do,” “If only I’d done all my chores” or “If only I hadn’t fought with my brothers so much.”. When parents commit suicide, children often believe that their parents did not love them. They may also think that if they had been better children and made their parents happy, the parents .
I lost my father to suicide just one month after my tenth birthday. I was young. Really young. Even now, as a year old, I can still barely comprehend quite how young I was to have to experience and process such a loss. When people find out this part of my history, they ask me things like: How did it feel to be a kid and lose your parent in. Those who lost a parent to suicide as children or teens were three times more likely to commit suicide than children and teenagers with living parents. However there was no difference in suicide risk when the researchers compared those 18 years and older.