Does a person who took their own life go to a bad place?

I have debated since this happened yesterday whether I should share this story or not, but I feel compelled to. I know my normal is not a lot of people's normal, so it may seem a little grim. I share this story not in a sad way, but in a way that I hope lifts people up to know that we do survive no matter what the circumstance is when we leave this life.

A woman emailed me 2 days ago and said her boyfriend had taken his own life less than a week ago, and asked if I could contact him so she knew he was all right. As much as I tell people that I can't promise the person they want will come through, with this woman I stressed it! I knew the chances were VERY slim considering the timeline and the way it happened, but told her to come in yesterday and we would try.

Not only did he come through loud and clear with at least 10 specific detailed things about himself that could be validated, but he mentioned he had a son. She confirmed this with me and I told her he had a message for him. As clear as day, he says "Tell him to be better than me". Her jaw dropped. She said that was the last thing he said to his son in a text before he took his life. My jaw then dropped as well and even I was like " What?! I do this everyday and even I think that is crazy!"

I found this particular story really profound in so many ways, so many I can't even write them all down. It is so multi-layered. He survived and he is just fine. He is not in hell or any sort of bad place. He will have some work to do on the side that is beyond my knowledge, but he is in a good place and even reminding his son that he will be watching, always. I know this is a very touchy subject but I feel it was worth sharing because it makes us think and question...