Is it true that a person that died from committing suicide will not be able to reincarnate?

#1

Short answer is “no, everybody will reincarnate within 49 days”.

However, there are negative implications if one commits suicide. For the details, watch Venerable 如得’s discourse:

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#2

something else to share on this sombre topic: Master Ri-Chang’s Lamrim Commentary Track 52A

【此复若是杀者自杀,有加行罪,无究竟罪。】"This is in consideration of cases of suicide, and when there is a sin of commission that lacks culmination.”
因为这个杀生一定是杀的对方,所以假定说你杀的自己的话,你有加行罪却没究竟罪,因为这个四相当中,“事”没有,你被杀的对象没有,你杀自己了。
【《瑜伽师地论》于此意趣,说他有情,】"Moreover, the 《Levels of Yogic Deeds》 adds the qualification “other,” as in “another living being.”
因为这个论上面告诉我们,所谓杀生的事一定杀的对方。所以说如果自杀的话,你没有被杀的对方,所以这个罪不究竟。但是你有杀的这个行为呀,所以有它的加行,加行就是你“杀”那个行为,这个是有的,你只要沾上一点,就沾多少就有多少罪。

My reading is the Karma from committing suicide is of a lesser degree than killing another person.

In case anyone is concerned why I seem to be harping on “suicide”, my fascination is more on how these Buddhist Teachers and their Sutras are able to provide such a wide breath and depth of coverage touching on so many practical areas of concern in our life - relevant even now.

#3

Sharing Master Sheng Yen’s discourse in which he talks about the preciousness of life and his argument against taking one’s own life:

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