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'm not suicidal and I'm not advocating suicide in any way, but if I were to choose a way to kill myself, this would be it. You feel nothing with most drugs, you just pass out and never wake up. And it's hard to mess up with this one. If you hang yourself, there's a possibility you won't break your neck and you'll have a painful death if you don't get down. With cutting yourself, it's easy to miss the vein. The only way to screw up here is to not take enough or take the wrong drug, which is hard to do if you read the bottle and swallow the whole thing. All in all, painless, quick, hard to mess up. No wonder intelligence services use them for their spies.

I sometimes feel to do it :'( - Getovait

I'm thinking bout doing it to myself

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2 Hanging Yourself

Any recommendations where to hang?

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

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

I've done both 2 & 3 at the time, woke up in hospital 2 or 3 days later, this time there's no amulances on the way, last time was for real but someone stopped it, goodbye

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3 Cutting Oneself

Most satisfying way - DiamondWolf

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.

Wouldn't work but blood is yum

It feels really good

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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.

I woudld my family just giving up on me and stopped caring so what would this change. Nothing

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5 Killing Yourself With a Firearm

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.

My bro did it to himself so it must work.

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

Its quick and easy but as young as me its hard to get one.

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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

Just use a cup of coke

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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

Seems painless

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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.

Where I get cynide

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9 Electrocution

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 go prison and they try kill me but it no work

I've done it before it feels great

10 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!

I wanna do this and I don't have depression I'm just satanic - Manlypants

I was very disappointed after 6 unsuccessful attempts 0/10 would not recomend

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The Contenders

11 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

A good head-shot from from a high caliber weapon can be a great way to go, if you don't screw it up!

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12 Drug Overdose

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

Was thinking of a heroin od, heard you don't feel anything at all. Just pass out

Nobody loves me they never will my life is pointless my kids hate me my husband rejects and torments me I hate myself and it's time to get it over with. I love heroin anyway

In Massachusetts this option is possible

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13 Inject an Air Into Your Blood Stream

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

I can do this. Later guys

One of my first thoughts

I did it many times... but always failed

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14 Drinking Too Much Water

I'm going to try it sounds fun

Good game to play 10/10

Water me daddy


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15 Starving Yourself

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

If it does work I am starting from today

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

Seems like a good way to kill yourself but i’m unsure that it works

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16 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

I'm thinking of this

I'm thinking of stepping out in front of a city bus... that should do it...

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17 Laughing to Death

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

I need to find something funny now

Most effective by using side-splitting humor - UGLYBUMFACE

I want to die like this
i've always said if you're gonna die
die laughing

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18 Quick Stab Into the Throat or Heart

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.

This is how my favourite Uncle did it I miss him a lot!

I saw that in Yandere Sim when a mindslave suicides, it looks yum.

19 Self Strangulation

Like darth vader but without the Star wars

I've tried this and it doesn't work

Not possible your body has reflexes to override this you would need some kind of assistance

Gonna do this tonight C:

20 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

Tastees yummy


This is why I’m doing it I want to eat so I can kill my self

21 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.

This is probably the best way to kill me

Oh my god I laughed at this

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22 Burning Yourself

You'll die like you've lived

You deserve it for all your sins

23 Stabbing Yourself

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.

Yuri smiles*

Best way to die

24 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.

I loved doing this sadly didn’t work! ://

11.453554354353/10. Perfect way to die, can't wait. Got stuck under the cement truck brb

25 Squashing Yourself

with boobs

I guess it would be nice!


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

Die in Park City Utah Yeaaa

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 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

Were is the brodge located?

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28 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.

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

That would be so funny

I don't get why this is so low on this list. just want to step in front of a train please god kill me

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29 Step in Front of a Car

Quick + most likely gonna die

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

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

I wouldn’t do this because it effects other people that probably living a good life

30 Smash Your Head Into a Wall Repeatedly

Love the idea

Cutting arteries in leg or arms

Bash your brains out

I hit myself every day but I don't dit no matter how do it

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31 Dehydration

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

Slow but sounds fun

Doesn't work I tried it

I don't know if it'll work, I might try it though

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

Pray god and live

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33 Impale Yourself

Hurts but worth it

I'm going to jump on a knife

Sounds Kinky

Great pleasure

34 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

35 Choking Self

Holding your hands against your neck for too long

Chokong your self with your hands doesn't work you would have to tape your hands around your neck for it to work

36 Drowning in Swimming Pool

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


37 Boiling Yourself

Eating poisonous plants

Cool might try


38 Exposure

You could die from starvation and frostbite