that's a hard question because for me it affects me differently for each person. back in febuary my great garndfather died, and i took it pretty hard, but it was because of the way he died. he was really old, and if he had died because of something to do with that i would have been fine, but he owed rent house, and someone kept breaking into one of his houses they were fixing up, so he stayed there to keep them out. well one night they broke in while he was there and shot him to death. it was horrible. however when my dad killed his self it really didn't bother me at all. i didn't know him though, and had only met him twice, and that was after i got married and had already had kids. i was more pissed when that happened because he left his other kids without a dad.
When my Gramma died it didnt bother me much because it was of old age. But in the last 2 years i've lost 6 friends, some from suicide and some from drug overdoses. Evertime it gets a little harder and a little easier at the same time. T me suicide is a permanant solution to a temperary problem, its a shame they dont relize it sooner.