Arthur Miller famously said, "Suicide kills two people. That's what it's for." He was referring, of course, to the guilt and grief close surviving dependents feel after a suicide. When all hope is lost, this concern may be the only thing keeping some of us alive. One poster gave the following reasons "why suicide is NOT an option for me": What I am hoping to do with this thread is collect real-life stories about what those left behind are going through - as deterrence. This might seem a harsh way to go about things, but I strongly believe it is a message that some of us need to hear. Sometimes mere encouragement isn't enough. Of course, if it seems inappropriate, close the thread. Otherwise, what impact has a successful suicide had on people you know?