Top Ten Reasons Kids Commit Suicide


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The Top Ten

1 Getting bullied

What I most thank to my Mom (as well for giving me life) is teaching to me and my brothers defend ourselves physically. People will not respect you unless you show you truthfully can make yourself respect. Welcome to real life.

Bullies shouldn't just get expelled from school, they should go to jail (for at least one day) to get these idiots to learn what it is to bully someone!

It's sad in this day and age, people can't get it together. They mess with people, pick on them, steal from them, and make them feel there is no hope. Then people spread rumors about you and get nobody to like you, then you have the pressure of School and the stupid people in this world. This is one of the many reasons I wanna die, but I'm too weak to even relieve myself of all this pain. I don't want my parents or my family to be crushed. I don't even care about almost anything but music and being alone, anymore. Then there's the fact I get angry easily so no one talks to me. Someone please help me.

The only person who bullies me is myself sooo...

2 Failing to get into a good school

i agree - GleamingShadow

3 Teased by siblings

That's basically my life

OH YES - GleamingShadow

This one was my reason. and yes, I did say WAS. as in not anymore.

My little brother says rude things about my stuff like "Who would waste five hours *1 minute* watching that? "
"It would have had taken you shorter if you had just drawn in your original art style."
He also annoys me by yelling out triggering words and T.V. shows.
I can't believe I'm saying this but sadly a triggering T.V. show to me is a certain hasbro show on netflix that is not my little pony.


You should get it now. But anyway he can't leave me alone, he is very mean, and he is also rude and selfish.

i'm kind of sensitive but my brother doesn't care. He keeps on testing me.

My brother's personality changed DRAMATICALLY.

From helpful and nice, to selfish and rude.

i'm still seeking help to this day

4 They feel as no one loves them

All right here.

My mother never, sees the good things in me, only the worst. She believes what she does is right, I just hate her and myself. U want to die, quick and easy.

I'm depressed. I have anorexia. I hope that someone will even LIKE me one bit someday. But I know that'll NEVER happen... no one cares about me... my life is heading towards suicide...

I have so many friends that have killed themselves due to this

5 Family pressure

Family should be our one sanctuary not a living hell - GleamingShadow

Comparison between sisters and brothers. - Aquastar_of_DewClan

Or even cousins and friends. - Aquastar_of_DewClan

I hate my mom and dad because they give me a load of pressure to be the best If you are reading this please send me some suicide ways

6 Having evil parents

Can't really have pure "evil" parents but you can have abusive ones - Murphypaw

If this happens TELL SOMEONE - GleamingShadow

The parents could be physically abusing the kid

Do you know anyone who committed suicide because of this? - RockFashionista

No, not like a parent who just rose from hell, but more life an abusive parent - AnonymousChick

7 Death of a loved one

My uncle, my dad, my grandpa and my bunnies

Death of a loved one is very hard on a young person who does not really understand why the loved one in not coming back

Two years ago my sister died. I was so upset. I was only ten years old. I'm nearly twelve now. The incident affected me to this very day. I cried so much and wouldn't talk to anyone. No one seemed to understand. What angered me most was that on the night of her death, my parents' friends came to support, but their kids were just using their phones and acting like nothing really happened. My brothers were just two of those hateful kids. One of them was eight years old, the other only two. A year later, I thought what it was like to die. I wasn't taking it seriously. But until last summer I hadn't realised how much I really wanted to join my sister in Heaven.

I have lost much of my family and it is hard and you feel like you can't stand another loss - GleamingShadow

8 Stress

Honestly, true. Sad, but true

9 Depression

Same I shouldn't be on this either but...

I know I should't be on this website but I'm 9 currently,and I fell in a deep hole of depression and anxiety is this normal no one likes me people avoid me EVERYONE ASKS "Why don't you talk much in class? "I feel worthless I really wanted to commit at age 7 I grabbed a knife and was about to stab myself but I didn't I was to scared of the consequences of my actions I still really want to commit.


Dude, remember Sayori from Doki Doki Literature Club!? , yeah, there’s a good picture for you...

Should be n.1 - Murphypaw

10 Sexual orientation

LGBT people don't commit suicide because they're gay, bi, trans, etc. They commit suicide when nobody accepts them and when they hurt them. - ThePancakeGod

Oh no - Murphypaw

oh no

The Contenders

11 Finding out that babies are created through sex

I'm not voting this up because I think it's true... actually, I resent this one. But here's a little message to the person who wrote "After learning this I want to die:"


Do you know what its like to be so depressed and full of hatred towards everything 24/7 that you feel the only solution is to end your life? To take your breath away forever, leave your family and friends broken and in shambles? To genuinely WANT, and will WILLINGLY put a GUN to your own HEAD because you are in such a bad state of mind that that is the only thing you think can end your crippling pain?

SUICDE. IS. NOT. A. JOKE. It HURTS. So STOP treating it like one.

Okay now this is just turning into a joke list. - XxembermasterxX

Yes, the true horror. After learning this I wanna die

12 Lost all hope for living

100% me.

Why vultures get food so easily...smh

This is why I threatened to kill myself once. I waited for a car to come so I could die, but then my mother talked me out of it. She looked as if she were to cry, but I still want to commit suicide to this day. I hope I get a bad disease often so I could die. I lost hope for living by luck, friendship, poorness, and even my birthday, 12-14, because George Washington died on that day back in 1799. I was 9 when this happened.

CerealGuy, dude. Not right.

13 Homework

Suicide is not a joke I mean dang who the flick would wanna kill themselves over homework

It's very stressful and it can make you very sad when you're behind in classes.

Its just a joke man

14 School

If your teaher is horrible to you that can cause depression - GleamingShadow

This teacher in my class makes fun if me cus I have a disability and she made my friend and have deppreson and my bff committed suicide cus of her but now she's fired and arrested

The teachers treat you like dog feces if u don't do your work!

I want to kill myself because school is the worst also because I'm adopted and treated terrible.!

15 Horrible childhood

I was born in 2000 with a disability, and I did suffer through my childhood and I still am. Every time in the 11th or 12th, when people talk to me, I be rude to them and push them away. I kept on wishing that I was dead, because I thought the world would be better that way. Please people of thetoptens, don't treat my message like a joke, don't treat it serious either, just...feel sorry for me... - Gehenna

I can see that - GleamingShadow

I was born before You in 2001 - vidkid13

I was born before you in 2002

16 Attention

I can relate to this as well because I don't get much attention from anyone and I just sometimes feel like just falling over and dying

No how do I unvote this this is not true ahjdhsjhfjd
No one kills themselves for attention how can they get attention when they're DEAD
people do fake suicide however - chnenenne

If someone is comiting suiside for att.there is somthing deeper going on inside.rember suiside is very seriouse even if someone tryed to kill them selcs for att.still don't say uch your just att seeking take them seriously.what if they kill them selfs there is no getting theam back.

17 Relationship break up

One of my friends was suicidal for a while. She broke up with her boyfriend thanks to her church contract. She has had like 1000 boyfriends but only cares about him. Two weeks later he moved to America. (We live in Mexico) She was depressed for so long.

Two months later she got very sick. She told me as she left school sick: "I hope it's pneumonia. I hope it because people die of it." It was a nasal infection and she got better.

After a month she got pneumonia. She was fine until the last part.

Her nasal infection came back and the pneumonia. She came back fine again.

I think she is going to be suicidal. (P.S. Valentines day came and her wound opened again for her boyfriend) - Brokenangel

What are you retarted keys

18 Parents comparing them to other kids

It's a really heart shatering thing to do to a kid cause then they feel as if they are not good enough.

Hell that's one thing

ouch - GleamingShadow

My mom does that to me everyday

19 Doubting that god exists
20 Mean teachers

My maths teacher keeps throwing bad comments about kids achieving less than average in her class saying indirectly how stupid they are, without knowing that it deeply hurts and comments like that can honestly drive teens to commiting suicide.

This is the main reason I was suicidal at 10-11

This is true...

21 Psychological abuse from a parent
22 Low self esteem

I just feel like, I don't deserve it

You do
make more freinds and hang out with them, that helps - GleamingShadow

23 Abusive parents

These types of parents should hang themselves - DrayTopTens

This is a huge one - GleamingShadow

YES! My little sister was only seven when this happened! Her life was utterly sucky! Her father would abuse her everyday and she would scream and cry for two hours! We felt like we were disowned! One day she was crying hysterrically under her bed after a heated arguement with our parents about Dad torturing us. Two days later, she ran to the police with me and screamed "Please help us cause our dad is torturing us everyday! " Three months later, my sister killed herself after my dad broke her skull. I miss her and it has been 7 years. At least I have a new father. There has been no torture ever since.

I am really sorry for your loss. I wish It never happened. I hope your better and I hope you're able to carry on. I'm glad you're in a better place. Your sis was a brave soldier. - 0w0uwu

I know some dads who are abusive

24 Poor grades

yes - GleamingShadow

I have heard cases of teens committing suicide just because of poor grades.Now that's just sad.);

25 Illness
26 They get constantly cyberbullied, harassed, and stalked on the internet

Oh my god that's a big one
if this happens report them and block them - GleamingShadow

27 Getting bullied for making something

I had this happen many times to me...

someone might put there heart and soul into something and then it is just talked crap about
that hurts - GleamingShadow

There was this roblox user named doctor_sally who made Hospital roleplay 3.0, and people criticized her for ripping off Hospital roleplay 2.0, so she killed herself - TeamRocket747

28 Failing in school

This is a big one - GleamingShadow

I have failed in school a lot of time try to commit sue side a lot of time

29 Overly stressed

This is something that I've been dealing with recently, so, I just thought to include it...

hope no one cares.

30 They are dramatic

Nope that is wrong

to kill yoursealf, you have to actually be so sad that you think there is no point in living - GleamingShadow

31 Parents who don't show enough attention and give no positive affirmation

My parents have 4 kids. It still hurts.

32 Peer pressure

Don't peer pressure someone to do that - GleamingShadow

My friend committed suicide over this, so I had to add it - KingSlayer93316

33 People making sexual threats

It happens to my friend

34 Boredom

Possibly mixing in with the Dramatic or Attention Seeking Vote. A person becomes so bored that they begin to either commit self harm or begin to have the curious thought of suicide. Not common obviously but unstable or as said, the D and AS types may fall under this category.

I relate to this.
I mean, I'm just bored with life and everything in general.
It's just a cycle repeating over and over again
never stopping no matter how much I want it to stop.

35 Friends and parents gone and no support from others
36 Parents splitting up
37 Blindness
38 Drugs

Drugs rip kids down to the point of no hope. Without hope your nothing. So don't do drugs. - TheHabsFan

39 Being gay

Shut up if you are LGBT there is nothing wrong with you and you need to realize that your not alone - GleamingShadow

Imdont think that this should be a reason for committing suicide you guys are making it seem that being gay is terrible


You should know why

40 Depressing music

Comparing this to other stuff on the list, why would this even be on here to be honest? - xEliHbkx

It makes me happy - Murphypaw

Bohemian rhapsody - IWantToKillMyself

Bohemian rhapsody is a good song but the movie was much better - Murphypaw

Not much... - Murphypaw

41 Abusive relationships
42 Negative opinion of themselves

This is one that almost pushed me to suicide while parents were out and I was by myself and thought "i'm just a mistake that no one will ever love I'm just a burden on my family" then I stopped going to school and parents are trying to get me back into school and this may be hypocritical but don't try this even if you think your worthless so remember don't kill yourself cause someone out there really cares about you!

43 Torture from abusive parents
44 Parent being in jail

Just saying I wasn't being biased I didn't mean to be biased if I was being biased - Murphypaw

45 Being homeless
46 Liars

What do you mean - GleamingShadow

I hate liars

47 Parents being negative about everything

Parents are always negative, they never say yes to a thing, except for negative things that include abusing, harrasment, or saying no.

48 Social media pressure

I just can't meet peoples expectations

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