Verbal Abuse and Suicide

September 9, 2021 Cheryl Wozny

Suicide can be a genuine issue for individuals of any age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. It can be more widespread in some locations or groups, but anyone can fall victim to suicidal thoughts, including individuals who suffer from verbal abuse

Why We Need Awareness Around Suicide and Verbal Abuse

The subject of suicide is sensitive, but it should not be taboo or ignored because it may be difficult to talk about. In fact, the individuals who need the most support could have difficulty talking to someone who can understand and help them. 

Anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts can come from being the victim of verbal abuse, unfortunately. No one should face the devastating effects of abuse and feel that suicide is the only solution. The negative and hurtful comments from an abuser can chip away at a victim's self-esteem creating a mental health crisis

What You Can Do When Verbal Abuse Triggers Suicidal Thoughts

If you are the victim of verbal abuse and have suicidal thoughts, you should know this is a common response to a traumatic situation. Although you may feel broken or unworthy, these notions are projected from your abuser. Therefore, you need the help and support of someone who understands your situation and can help you through these circumstances. 

If your life has reached this dark place, you need to reach out immediately for support. There are ways you can find help from friends or family members to toll-free hotlines and trained professionals, so you are never alone in your journey. 

Do Not Suffer Alone 

It can be hard to reach out for help and support when you are suffering from anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide. The remarks from your abuser can make you seem like you are not worthy of love, but this cannot be further from the truth. In fact, because of your situation dealing with verbal abuse, you are entitled to receiving aid to get you out of the dark place where you are and ahead to better days. 

Even if you feel alone without any friends or family close, there are community supports available that can put you in touch with people and organizations that are there to help. No one should have to face those dark days alone. 

There Are Options

It can be challenging to find a way to overcome verbal abuse and suicidal thoughts, especially if you have been dealing with the situation for some time. However, remember that there are options, and if you do not know what is available in your area, many local hotlines can direct you to a professional who can provide the support you need. 

The sooner you can find help, the better you will be on your road to recovery and move away from the disparaging effects of verbal abuse. 


APA Reference
Wozny, C. (2021, September 9). Verbal Abuse and Suicide, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 22 from

Author: Cheryl Wozny

Cheryl Wozny is a freelance writer and published author of several books, including mental health resources for children titled, Why Is My Mommy So Sad? and Why is My Daddy So Sick? Writing has become her way of healing and helping others. Find Cheryl on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and her blog

October, 12 2023 at 10:00 am

Is it a crime if you tell your spouse you are going to kill yourself and instead of helping they verbally abuse you which is pushing yourself into suicide more

October, 13 2023 at 4:40 pm

Hi Neil,
My name is Natasha Tracy, and I'm the Blog Manager here. Cheryl is out right now, and I wanted to respond in her stead.
I'm so sorry to hear what you're going through. That must be so difficult. What I know Cheryl always tells people is that they are worthy of love and acceptance. No one deserves to be subjected to verbal abuse. I can't comment on the legality of the situation; I can only say that verbal abuse is wrong.
I hope you'll take a look at our resources page and reach out for help:…
Thank you for your comment.
-- Natasha Tracy

April, 19 2023 at 6:45 pm

I am still suffering from verbal abuse from school mates. This helped.

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