EWTN Catholic Q&A
Do people that self harm or commit suicide go to hell?
Question from Anonymous on 02-19-2013:

Do people that self harm or cut themselves, or commit suicide go to hell?

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 04-08-2013:

Dear Anon,

We do not know, Only God knows what has gone on in the mind of a suicide. Sometimes they are not responsible for what they do. They get overcome by a feeling or an emotion and give in on an impulse. And sometimes they are responsible. We on earth cannot say. At any rate, today the Church allows suicides to be buried in sacred ground because she has more insight into this terrible act. Concerning people who harm or cut themselves. They are suffering a psychological condition and should seek help. They are not in normal control of themselves.

Dr. Geraghty

Dr. Geraghty

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