Suicide is a stigmatized and marginalized act by society that damages
the lives of those close to the suicidal person and makes rebuilding
their lives difficult. In understanding the social reality after
suicide, emotions that are a component of social action play a key role.
This study’s fundamental aim is understanding the emotions of those
close to the suicidal person and the cultural roots of these emotions.
In-depth interviews were conducted with twenty-three individuals who are
close to someone who had committed suicide to obtain the necessary data,
and the data were analyzed using discourse analysis. The following
results were obtained: The most prominent emotion in those close to the
suicidal person is anger. This anger is directed towards actors who are
indifferent to the problems that led to suicide and towards the
individual who committed suicide. Those close to the suicidal person are
in a state of anger, shame, fear, guilt, and fear of being blamed due to
social stigma and marginalization. The most significant feature of those
close to the deceased is the emotional disturbances resulting from the
coexistence of opposing emotions.