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How would a parent's suicide affect the child?

18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
12 doctors agree

In brief: It would likely be

Devastating. Children have imaginary thinking and often believe that bad things that occur are somehow their fault.
It would leave a vacuum in the child's life that might not be filled again.

In brief: It would likely be

Devastating. Children have imaginary thinking and often believe that bad things that occur are somehow their fault.
It would leave a vacuum in the child's life that might not be filled again.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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2 comments
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
If this something you are thinking about, please tell someone who cares for you. Please call 911 and tell them.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
I agree.
Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree

In brief: Greatly

The child should be given an age appropriate explanation and may need counceling to deal with feelings of guilt and rejection for the rest of his life.

In brief: Greatly

The child should be given an age appropriate explanation and may need counceling to deal with feelings of guilt and rejection for the rest of his life.
Dr. Thomas Riney
Dr. Thomas Riney
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