Reasons People Commit Suicide

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The Top Ten
1 Being bullied

My brother, sister, and these people who I thought were my friends, and people at school constantly bullies me everyday. I suffer from extreme depression. I think about committing suicide all the time. There's times where I actually pick up a knife and put it to my wrist. I have a note I wrote that says "I can't stand living on the cruel world anymore. I feel like I'm not loved. I get bullied by my own siblings everyday. Hope your lives will be better without me." I told my mom about this once. Another time I told her about this she just told me I'm trying to get attention. I talk to my school counselor she just says do something you love to do. I don't do anything I love to do because I don't have anything I love to do.

Bullies are retards. What would make a person insult, push around, and hurt someone to the point of suicide? If I ever find out what it is that makes them do it, I am going to personally throttle the concept of it to death. It has already almost taken my life, four, maybe five times, along with millions of other peoples'.If someone, ANYONE, can find out what the freak it is that causes bullies to bully, please tell me what it is and where I can teach it a lesson. Thank you.

Bullying is #1 cause of teen suicides. Bullies feel big when they make others feel like crap, but what they fail to realize is that bullying doesn't make you big or cool. In fact, it makes you a loser. When you have to make others feel bad just for yourself to look and feel good, you actually just make yourself look worse, because you're showing people that you're a lowlife.

People who bully others to death should be treated like murderers, because you essentially tortured them to death, and anyone with a half decent mind would never treat another human that way. If you have problems, don't take it out on someone else, get some help.

2 Stress

It's sad how children become stressed over the things their parents can't get for them. They are young, probably teen, and they want to fit in. That stage of their lives is when they make insane decisions, and they'll hurt themselves permanently for a pair of shoes.

So true I have this teacher that expects everyone to be perfect in band a little slow wrong a little fast wrong I am so stressed and kinda of thinking suicide.It is our first band year only the tenth week and we have to be perfect! IT IS INPOSSIBLE to be perfect and never mess up.I am so doing a different insterment with the other teacher.

I heard a saying "if you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen". What if the kitchen is life and the heat is its toil? Suicide would be the only way to "get out of the kitchen"

There is a difference between good stress and bad stress. The more bad your stress gets, the more worser and unhealthier it is.

3 Depression

I feel like lockdown has made people a lot more depressed and suicidal. Sometimes you can't see people's sadness until it's too late.

I just lost one of my best friends to suicide, at age 16. She was a talented artist, actress, and musician. (How many people do you know who can play the sitar? ) She was one of the most vibrant people I've ever known--every time we talked, she was doing something new. I thought she enjoyed life more than almost anybody else I know. She never gave an inkling that anything was wrong.

You never know the torments someone is going through in their mind. The person who seems to have it all together on the outside may be dying on the inside. Rest in peace, my friend. I only wish we'd had a little longer.

Depression feels like an ocean, constantly pulling you under the riptide. You struggle to break free from the waves, and while you try to get air into your lungs it drowns you. Water enters your lungs and it suffocates you until you give up. People who commit suicide due to depression were pulled beneath the surface and dragged to the ocean floor, where all the air left their lungs and they were forced by the current to give up.

Kurt Cobain Of Nirvana Committed Suicide And One Of The Reasons Were Depression. Chris Cornell Of Soundgarden Suffered Depression And Hung Himself Over It, 2 Months Later On What Would Of Been Cornell’s 53rd Birthday, Chester Bennington Of Linkin Park Hung Himself After A Period Of Depression

4 Anxiety

I feel like no one understands my emotions. I always think of all the bad things that could happen, all the mistakes I could make and all the problems I could cause... even when people tell me that "everyone makes mistakes" I still think 'but not as many as me' I can't even control my nerves: feeling sick, tired, shaking and even feeling dizzy or weak. I doubt I'll ever overcome these feelings. The only thing preventing me from killing myself is my dad. - Eleanor

When teens feel a lot of pressure it can just cause them to want their lives to end

you just can't control it

5 Loss of hope

you feel like you literally have no hope, that nobody understands but even if they do they won't think about it deeply, you go up against anything that seems unfair because they told you to stand up for yourself sand argue for what you think is right, but instead gets punished. You tell someone about what you've been going through, and they react the same way as the last time, over and over again, only effecting you even more negative than before. Later when they find out about it they get mad at you for not telling them and there's nothing you can do to not feel like a piece of crap instead of someone with a purpose.

My brother is going through this right now. I fear he's lost literally ALL hope in his life. He runs the T_StreakMLP YT channel, but YT is not only why he's lost hope, he's really stressed and can't find work in the motor trade, he went to college to study it due to his interest in cars. He has High Functioning Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, and Aggression problems, and feels no one cares about his issues.

My brother is going through this right now. I fear he's lost literally ALL hope in his life. He runs the T_StreakMLP YT channel, but YT is not only why he's lost hope, he has family issues and can't find work in the motor trade, he went to college to study it due to his interest in cars. He has High Functioning Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, and Aggression problems, and feels no one cares about his issues.

You get old, you have no job, family has decided you are the reasons they are mucked up... we could blame all generation before us I suppose. You love so hard and no one feels the same back. Consumed in pity... no hope whatsoever. Only a dog has kept me alive

6 They feel lonely

Never underestimate loneliness. It can really burden you and make you so, so scared. Even people with a lot of friends can feel really alone.

I feel like no body cares about me. Every friend I have ever had seems to abandon me. I am alone divorced and scared that I will always be this way. I miss my wife the person she was. Why did she have to cheat on me? And nothing happens to her what? Maybe she was right when she said that no one will ever want me. I tired of this life I don't want to be alone anymore! I go to work then go to my room watch T.V. and go to sleep. I hate going to that house! I hate just sitting there watching T.V. I feel my sanity slipping away! Sometimes I wish I wouldn't wake up. The elders tell me that I should go out in service more and that'll cure my loneliness and to take an interest in others. I try to take a personal interest in others and it's never reciprocated. I was always taught that if you do good good will come back to you. Now I'm not so sure on that. I tried to do my best and all it gets me is loneliness. People constantly blow me off. I do everything alone I eat alone work alone work ...more

People sometimes end up lonely because feel like they do not belong or fit in anywhere, they may have different interests or hobbies which are not as popular as others, People who don't fit in means they probably will lack of confidence which leads to lack of socializing which leads to social awkwardness & the longer you keep the outside world at arms reach & don't socialize & mix with people, as years go by the harder it becomes to socialize & mix as people fail to develop social skills. This loneliness often leads to depression & people start to feel isolated, unloved & live there lives practically not noticed by anyone.

My friend was really depressed. She had bad depression, anxiety, anorexia, was bipolar, and me and my cousin Isabella were her only friends. She also cut. At school, everyone bullied her. They called her 'ugly, fat, bitch, lonely, no life' and told her to kill herself. On social media, me and Isabella are her only followers. Other people go on her account to tell her to die. One day, she said to me and Isabella, "Goodbye. Thank you so much. I love you." We got scared and told my mom. It was too late. 2 hours later, her mom called, crying, and said "Alexa killed herself. She jumped off a bridge."

RIP Alexa. I love you too. Goodbye best friend.

7 Abusive parents

I didn't make it in to this special program and many of my parents friends did so they feel that something is wrong with me and put so much pressure that I feel that maybe if I kill myself that would make my life easier and them happy for once with me. The only thing I live for is hope that when I'm older I'll find someone who will love me and I can have a family of my own.

My parents aren't abusive but they are overprotective and as much as I love them I kinda hate them for I t.. t hey are super Christian (I'm not religious but they don't know that) and I just feel so controlled

My parents put so much pressure on me it kills me slowly. I want to die. they madr me break up with my boyfriend, don't let me see my friends for no reason, keep telling me tjat they wish I died in the vomb of my mom, that they would rather have a disabled child than having me. please HELP

A friend almost tried 3 times because of her terrible parents. CPS still has not done a thing

8 They feel like no one understands them

Technically, nobody understands anyone but it does help to try, I think.

Like their harsh past at school from bullies

Another reason I want to

9 Sexual abuse

Took a job at a new and used sporting goods store in Portland, OR at the age of 14. I knew sporting goods very well, but my family could only afford second hand. Parents were getting divorced and I was in search and rescue so really needed the employee discount. The homosexual owner started touching me and inviting me on buying trios which my parents approved. I started using drugs to cope with the trauma. The abuse continued for years and I kept rescuing others, but thought I could just forget about the abuse. 20 years of smelling his breath throughout the day sometimes hundreds of times and I finally told an ex girlfriend; the smelling of his breath stopped and years later I stopped using drugs and drinking which is great, but I'm now 48 and a bit of an outcast...so... If you're being abused sexually or in any way really...do something about it if only telling someone so the healing can begin...life can be great...I've seen it...don't miss it!

It's a heart breaking situation when a person is sexual abused. It destroys them mental and physically. Someone people don't know how to reach out and tell someone because they're afraid of the judgement they will face.

When someone has suffered sexual abuse almost all of the other reasons naturally follow.

When my body suffers
When to breath is pain
Is it really madness
To think of breaking this chain

This is quite possibly one of the worst things that can happen to a person.

10 They think they are ugly

Every day I think I am.. every day I go through the same thing, and every day I wish I had never came it this family...this family had mad fun of me every day...the had made fun of what I were, what I eat and especially me...I wish I was still dead till this day...if this is wrong I don't want to be RIGHT!

They are beautiful in God's eyes and they don't have to make any one else happy.

Yup I feel ugly and feel like killing my self

Everyone is beautiful on their own way

The Contenders
11 Mental disorders

This is. A reason people do commit suicide by mental disorders. Such as bipolar and other thing like that is very serious when it comes to thinking about suicide and nothing else, accept committing suicide so yeah that can happen especially with mental disorders. No offense not trying to be offensive or disrespectful.

When you're mentally disturbed, you don't have much control over the way you think and act. It's the way your brain functions.

Horrible... I feel horrible for the people who have those... One of which is a fictional horror creature (Salad Fingers)!

I want to kill myself because I have schizophrenia.

12 Bullying and complexes

Yes that's all I get is bullied then people try to make it seem like I'm crazy. Its to the point I want to do something crazy and kill myself. Then they wont be able to bully me anymore!

13 They're stressed out

I’m alone all my former friends have wives and new born babies! While I haven’t had a date in 8 years! Every job I get I end up getting fired from, I have no one to share my feelings with to help lift me up! I sit alone day in and day out without any sort of interaction with people! I try to do things that make me happy but it’s never enough ie. bodybuilding! I am lost!

WISH WE COULD TURN BACK TIMES, TO THE GOOD OLD DAYYYS

14 They've been humiliated

Something humiliating is up on the internet, and it's about you, as well as being very popular. Everywhere you go they will talk about that when they see you. goddamit

Teen LGBT people tend to commit suicide more than straight people because it's crazy how closed-minded is our society. They are getting bullied and people make them feel like crap, like they want to change who they are. And with fat people, it's the same thing. That's why there are so many young girls with eating disorders, because the society brainwashes them to be something they are not and they end up killing themselves.

Having people humiliate you can cause such rage and embarrassment that in the heat of the moment, you just want to escape it. It happens quickly and without much thought. That is why humiliation is deadly. To everyone, think before you decide to point out peoples flaws.

My sister has always talked to me about her opposite gendered crushes but when I talked about my same-sex attraction, she went “ughh”. She said “That’s because you geii” when I said I was tired of being romantically lonely. I hate this situation and that has been a suicide trigger for me before. Now we fight and she always humiliates me about my loneliness and when the fight gets physical, she blames me for everything. My father hates me and my mother cries for me because of it. My father will disown me soon. I should die because being an LGBT kid in social services dorms is terrible. I am scared of my future. That’s only what humiliation has done.

15 Break-ups

He doesn't love me anymore, like I don't know how to make it right again, I really need to show him that I really loves him. BUT HE couldn't SEE IT

Break-ups can get nasty. If you get a divorce you could possibly lose almost everything.

Financial disaster after sudden divorce; no friends or family at all

I've never been through one, but I'm sure it isn't easy

16 They're afraid that their biggest secret will be known

For LGBT+ People. This is very true. And with many people who feel embarrassed by it or the fear their families and friends will turn their backs on them

I don't agree with this. Are you turning such a distressing incident into a joke?

I have secrets that if they come out, I will be arrested and put to death.

This is a big one, at least for me. If people knew my secrets I would most likely die.

17 They think good people don't exist anymore

This is a really big reason I want to commit suicide.

They don't. They never did, and they never will.

Funniest reason man

Evil has always existed in this world, but now it's a helluva lot easier to mass murder a whole city than it was centuries ago

18 Self-hatred

I mostly hate myself because I think I’m being petty and a burden at the same time whenever I think I have some sort of depression. I don’t like thinking that I have depression because my mind ends up feeling embarrassed and guilty for thinking that. It sucks. It’s basically like a self sustaining system.

No matter what I do, it always seems I screw it up. - Ronin

The mirror is hard to look at

I hate myself so damn much

19 Too much going on at once

I have homework I can barely finish, with pressure that I am currently one of the best students. One fail or mistake and I'm a laughingstock. I also have ADHD, and getting teased at school doesn't really help my depression or cure my anxiety. Then there is my crush who likes my friend, all three of them. I also have to do extra work so I can be prepared for the next grade.
I get no TV or video game time, and not allowed to play or do anything else until I finish all of my work, which I usually finish at 10 pm.

When u have partner problems, parents on your back and in collage or work. And you just can't take it anymore because you have nobody to talk to

20 They failed their exams

Most people who think that this is reason is a joke are most likely westerners. In many countries around the world your final exams will make or break your entire life. If you fail your exams, you are a disgrace to your family, and many people not wanting to live with that kind of shame often take their own lives. Not common in countries like America but in countries like Japan and China it isn't unheard of.

I don't know who you are but this is NOT funny. We're talking about a serious issue, which obviously you're too immature to understand. We're discussing the fact that thousands of people every year take their own lives and you are trying to be funny. Well, this is not the place to joke.

This is not an bad reason. People who kill themselves over that feel that they have no purpose anymore and if they already were depressed or have low self esteem. This makes it worse

Whoever wrote this, suicide is no joke. 4 people I know have killed themselves.

21 Philosophical desire to die

Of all the reasons to "give up" this has never brought me close to acting on it, while others have. If anything, the realization that my life is meaningless gives me peace. Might have some to do with this being based on a thought process and not a feeling.

Hmmm...Yea... I'm gonna put my life to an end in about 3 days from now. I've been a nihilist for about 4 years and now I realize life's so overrated... I hope someday everyone gets to know the truth and stop struggling to survive.

See "we have no future"

Could be considered Nhilimsm

22 Addiction

Definitely can make you suicidal. Don't kid yourself on this. It's pure evil.

Porn addiction.. common it's a real thing.

23 Feel they are a burden to others

People feel like the world would be better off without them sometimes

I know everyone around me just tolerates me...I just hope they don't hate me

I've screwed up to many lives

Uhgg my mom hates me so I die now

24 School

School SUCKS! So much pressure, work, expectations and worries, fears, social orders... school is what makes or breaks you I think.

I HATE School! My teachers would scream at me, people would bully me a lot and I easily get lonely! Every time I come Home from School and told my Mum about what had happened, she is a caring, smart and BEAUTIFUL human being that's always been there for me through thick and thin. I also started crying by telling my Mum that I want to die and the World will be a lot better without me. But my Mum told me to "Be Strong! " But eventually I took my Mum's advice and outgrew my problems.

I almost had to go to school, and I was literally about to have a breakdown.
(I know it sounds petty, stupid even, but school is so STRESSFUL! )

School is the reason I have depression.

25 They are rejected by the ones they love

This is one of the reason I tried to kill my self over 30 times. but I am not doing that no more because I found someone how feels the say why I do.

Sudden divorce after years of marriage

My ex turned my kids to hate me

I came out and all of my extended family just recected me. It’s super annoying because we have to see them all the time.

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