Top 10 Common Ways to Commit Suicide

I considered several of these list items in the past before getting help.

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The Top Ten

1 Overdose

What pills work best? Which make you die quicker?

I want to do it what pills do I need

What pills should I take though

Worked on my sister :)
I told her it was her birth control but it was cyanide

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2 Hanging Yourself

Ima try this in a few days, the only problem is that I don't have rope, so I'll have to use wire

Any recommendations where to hang?

The Suicide forest in Japan ( Logan Paul went there, and nobody was happy about that. He laughed at a hanging man while exploring the forest, receiving tons of dislikes on the video, but he took it down and apologized for doing that. ) - IceFoxPlayz

Your definitely gonna die this way it will take you around 4-5 seconds to die so if there's no one around then do it make sure you do the right knot and bam, its not good for a painful death as its quite quick and easy

Hanging yourself is the most common way I think. I want to kill myself but I'm a wimp. Could someone come kill me for me? I just feel depressed ans everyone I should just being annoying and making my life into hell.

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3 Cutting Oneself

Need to take a lot of aspirin and plenty of water to make it work. Painless to slide a 16 gauge needle in your arm in the bathtub after the prep and just fall asleep. Helps to take five or six benadryls and a few shots of tequila. Very relaxing and peacefully as the blood darkens the water.

Most satisfying way - DiamondWolf

Wouldn't work but blood is yum

Alright... I'm thinking bought this. Yesterday night I felt proud because I was able to put the knife against my wrist and make a dent. I know it's pathetic and I have a perfect life but.. I don't know I'm not sure if... Nvm I'm gonna do it.

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4 Jumping Off a Height

I don't want to live I should try this one because my family don't love me

No. If you are doing suicide (hopefully you aren't) never do it that way. Imagine if your suicide attempt fails, and you'll be your whole life crippled. - Disturbedpotato

Very effective for my uncle.

Great ideal

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5 Killing Yourself With a Firearm

My bro did it to himself so it must work.

This is probably the quickest and easiest way to kill yourself, because a gunshot to the head will kill you instantly 9 out of 10 times. People very rarely survive being shot in the head.

If it's a shot to the brain, you'll be dead before you could even hear the gunshot. It's a very easy and painless way to die, you're more likely to get struck by lightning twice than survive a shot to the head

This is the only way to kill yourself like a true American. Freedom/10 - jpopdoodle

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6 Intentionally Drowning

I tried to drown my self but my boyfriend came and saved me: by the way I'm 12

I tried to the other day but I needed something to hold me down since my instinct or something got in the way of that.

Sounds sexy. My friend christopher did it

If you live close to the ocean this method may work for you, has worked for others, just walk in and swim out, and swim out till you can't swim any further. Even of you tried to return to shore fatigue should take hold. I don't have this luxury need another way.

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7 Suffocation Suffocation

Shows a metal band - SoldierOfFortune

Judging by the image best way to die- suffocated in a mosh pit. - SoldierOfFortune

Voted for this just cause it has has a metal band as the thumbnail m/ - JordanFireStar

Pills is the way so many people just help and I thank my family and friends for helping me make up my mind to commit suicide

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8 Poisoning

From where I get this cynide

Only cyanide-kalium will work. Or some heavy drugs, but don't forget to take something against vomiting before you try it otherwise it will not work either.

Michael Jackson used propofol, so this must work.

"oh my god help it hurts call the poliss

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9 Sacrifice Yourself to a Satanic Ritual

It's like a party for your death 10/10

Not really sure where I could do this but definitely need the info!

Always the best way to do it especially if you never want to be found ( also I do not have depression haha kidding send help)

Love the idea

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10 Electrocution

I go prison and they try kill me but it no work

Doesn't work like in the movies. The fuses will cut out the electricity. Unless if you take the fuse out and make a connection instead with a very big electric wire that doesn't burn or break.

I've done it before it feels great


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The Contenders

11 Drinking Too Much Water

I'm going to try it sounds fun

Water me daddy

Good game to play 10/10

Pros: painless
Cons: peed my pants 50 times trying

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12 Drug Overdose

What would be the best drug sleeping tablets or something extra quick

Can we commit sucide by using sleeping pills overdose please help me I want to kill nyself

Where do you get heroin from and how much or how many do you need to take? - skyeroberts

i need

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13 Shooting Yourself

If its in your head, you wont feel a thing, your pain function everything so if you shoot yourself in the head you will not feel a thing all your senses are shut down. A quick painful death

If it's the quickest then I'm in because I want to die as quickly as possible

Pew pew but only in some countries

Only problem is that sometimes you can survive and you'll be miserable/crippled rest of your life.

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14 Starving Yourself

You can starve yourself till u die,but it's hard because they may force feed you

This doesn't work at all, only gets my ass skinnier

If it does work I am starting from today

I'm 11 Yeats old my life is hell my mum hates me my dad don't care my friends are my bully's everyone has crushed my dream of being a singer or a cook or a nurses I feel like I'm going to die every day there's one person that cares about me and that's my nan but I'm not aloud to see her because she's nice to me and my mum doesn't like it so death is the one thing I want for my birthday or Christmas and there's no hope for me this time I hope you all relize how young a girl can be to want to die

Bye Ballora

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15 Inject an Air Into Your Blood Stream

This causes seizers, and doesn't mean you'll die.

How reliable is this method? How much air?

Put that air inside me daddy

I knew my chemo shots would come in handy one day

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16 Laughing to Death

Watch dark humor. Just like a suicidal kid... it never gets old

I'd die laughing after reading this - FachmiNur

I need to find something funny now

What... - Camaro6

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17 Stepping in Front of a Motor Vehicle

I've considered this so much walking to and from school. I even read while walking so it would be easy. I've nearly done it before

I'm thinking about stepping in front of a semi truck

If I had a dollar for every time I thought of doing this I wouldve been a millionaire already

Can't wait

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18 Quick Stab Into the Throat or Heart

I'm doing it today goodbye world

A quick stab into the throat or heart, you might have to gasp for air but you will not feel any pain unless you don't do it right

Sounds like an easy option, but have I got the courage to do it to myself.

I have thought about this one massively. Think it gonna be the way I die definitely. It was only last week after work drinks came home cried and held a knife to my throat. Just sat there saying do it do it. I think it what I deserve - Claj

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19 Self Strangulation

Like darth vader but without the Star wars

Why do I have to live in this horrible world

I've tried this and it doesn't work

Painful, but effective.

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20 Jumping in Front of a Train

This is the best way, especially if it is a subway car. That way no one will suspect suicide.

When I kill myself, I will probably do it by train. Not jumping in front of one, but laying down with my neck on the track so the train will behead me. I think that would be instant death.

My teachers friends uncle did that he survived so didn't work

Huuhm... ska man kanske testa haha

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21 Eat a Knife

If you're into fun activities like knife eating, maybe you should ask yourself "Do I really want to die? What if I can't eat knives in the afterlife? " - UGLYBUMFACE

UH how do you even swallow a knife to begin with, like you're basically just slitting your throat?

A whole knife

Ahh yes thy knife is very, very good yumm

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22 Squashing Yourself

with boobs


I guess it would be nice!

It worked on me

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23 Stabbing Yourself

Yuri smiles*

When you feel insane, who cares what you do or how you feel? So long as you're not empty before death. Most visually pleasing, I bet.

Best way to die

My mom hates me and wishes she only havw my brother

24 Step in Front of a Car

Quick + most likely gonna die

Good because I live near a highway

I would never do this knowing it’ll hurt the person who killed you for the rest of their life

I tried that but someone pulled me out of the way before I could do it also I’m heading back to my hometown soon there are lots of creeks should I jump in one and kill my self. I was born there and I will die there

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25 Bash Your Head in with a Brick

Used to do this on a saturday as my daily routine, never worked though ://: oh well at least I have aids.

While sounds damn funny, only knocks you out, wake up with massive headache, still do it once a month, love the weird looks I get from being black and blue and answering "bashed my head in with a brick"

I bash my self in the head with my fist and try to give myself of brain damage so I can Die didn't work my sister bashes abuses and calles me names and this is going to happen for a long time so I feel like I should just die so that I won't feel the pain anymore nobody will care my family will probly be sad for like a week then move on with there life and not care I'm hopeless

10/10 would recommend

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26 Freezing to Death

The effect of hypothermia on your brain decieves you into having a calm, pleasant death, and can be done with absolutely no pain if you avoid frostbite. The main limitation is the availability. For the best experience, an Alpine setting is optimal, because of the nice scenery. Shoving yourself into the fridge just isn't the same.

Probably not most easiest however very effective throughout time

Suicide by cop, let them shoot me while I have a toy gun pointing their way. My move

After taking sleeping medicine, and go to high mountain in winter, then lie down somewhere in the mountain, and fall asleep. Great Great Great and works well

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27 Choking Self

Holding your hands against your neck for too long

I do this to masturbate - ihatetrump

I might try that

I just attempted.. with this... I could literally feel my breath sinking away.. I think I'm gonna do it

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28 Smash Your Head Into a Wall Repeatedly

Cutting arteries in leg or arms

Bash your brains out

Love the idea

I like this idea

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29 Homemade Bombs

Do you have any info about how to make these bombs. I don't wanna suffer, I want the pain to go away fast. and I need the bomb to explode my head off.

Homemade grenade in mouth pull pin shoot self in head let grenade finish job. Messy but effective. Suicide note: (optional) Suicide was a mind blowing experience.

Oh my god I laughed at this

Keem jong oohn - ihatetrump

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30 Bridge Jumps

The golden gate bridge is the most common place to jump and 99% of the time you will die, there has only been 1 person has serviced so it's a good one to actually die.

Not recommended... First of all, youd hit the water at 75mph shattering bones and internal organs, you only die because you're too broken to swim and you drown while in terrible pain.

Yeah maybe this should be a shot

That would be sad, my love lives in San Fransisco

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31 Burning Yourself

You'll die like you've lived

You deserve it for all your sins

Might do this tonight or tomorrow. Let’s see how I goes.

32 Car Crashing

I would not suggest this one because, you see, it hurts other people - AnonymousChick

Might do that a big ass tree is only 1.5 miles from me hit it at 80 miles an hour

It sounds fun

Air bag off 200 km search for a big tree

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33 Exposure


You could die from starvation and frostbite

Best for mine
Good thinking


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34 Dehydration

Doesn't work? Lol so you can live without water?

Doesn't work I tried it

Slow but sounds fun

I’m pregnant

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35 Boiling Yourself

Eating poisonous plants

This sounds like a family fun activity for ages

Cool might try

Wgat plants

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36 Set Yourself on Fire

I tried this but now I look like a Chernobyl victim

My friend did this, died following day in hospital he was a brave man I love and miss him.

This is really helpful but a little suspicious


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37 Drowning in Swimming Pool

Likeliest way for me to kill myself since I have swimming classes

But what if it shallow

Good song

Whats a pool

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38 Impale Yourself

Sounds Kinky

Hurts but worth it

What does that even mean?

Tricia takanawa did this - ihatetrump

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