Top Ten Worst Things That Can Happen to You As a Teenager

The Top Ten

Suicide thoughts

I'm still in my teen years and because of the fact that I remember all of the bad stuff that I did and my failure to forgive myself, I already started making plans for my suicide attempt. The fact that I failed to commit suicide by a rope made me think of another way to do it. I would use a rope and handcuffs, the rope would be used for the hanging and the handcuffs would prevent me from saving myself. The only way I thought I could cope with this is self harm, everyday I would use a sharp tool to create scratch marks on my skin, but that made it worse (even though I still engage in this self-injurious behavior.) Even before that behavior I still had thoughts of suicide. But the worst part is that even in previous suicide attempt I did it alone.
I wanted to do it alone so that people wouldn't make me feel selfish, but the guilt, loneliness, anxiety and depression seems unbearable for me. I have extremely
Low self-esteem and a burning hatred for myself. My suicidal thoughts are ...more

Teens have commit suicide because of school events like bullying and stress going on!

I have wanted to commit suicide because I really hate the quality of school but I stop wanting to commit suicide thanks to friends on TopTens better than crappy people on instagram.

Unpleasant thoughts and such considerations aren't unusual, but even if you have lost all hope and desire to live, please remember - as long as you're alive there's a chance things can get better; if you die, there is no chance.
Hang in there.

This is a serious mental condition which affects the minority of the teenage world; however, as it leads in death or serious injury, it is definitely one of the worst on the list. If you need help with suicidal thoughts, call Samaritan’s.

Death of a parent or sibling

My dad’s girlfriend’s daughter lost her dad at age 11. It was before Dad was with his current girlfriend so I didn’t hear of her dad until I found out that he was dead. I was hysterically crying when I found it because I felt heart-sick that she had to lose a dad at that young of an age. Whenever I get reminded by someone that he passed away, I cry again.

I wouldn’t be able to go on with life if my mum dad or siblings died. Honestly I believe this would be the beginning of suicidal thoughts which is why it should be at number one

I'm 30 now and doing well 😀, my dad was a bush pilot, when I was 10 he left one morning to go on a trip, the plane went down in the middle if some remote african region and didn't come home. Still now I miss him so much it makes me feel ill but I'm convinced that I will see him again. I would say this should be number 1 on the list as immediately following his death I went through 7 schools, and later in life a four year prison sentence. The issue is that your dad or mom can't be replaced, by this I mean I watched my mon remarry and she was happy so a husband can be replaced, although also extremely emotionally tough the same applies to a sister or brother, you may have more than one sibling or may be blessed with more siblings in the future, but your mom or dad well that's it bro, family finished, play time is over. Ireplaceable, although great life experience, I'm now doing very well in comparison to friends my age and I think this comes from being forced out of a family ...more

Yes, it's kinda cruel for a teenager to go through this when ideally, you'd expect a teenager to be having the best time of their lives; I say this from the experience of losing my mother a few months ago


Bullying can really affect a kids life it can give them suicidal thoughts and other terrible thing like that I hate seeing it happen to kids

I got bullied back in my high school and it ruined my educational processe. Made me lose all of my friends and got me thinking about commenting suicide.

God, I get this from one of my so called "best friends" every day, its worse in highschool

If anyone is going through this they need to talk to someone immediately

Getting raped

How is this not number 1? This is the most horrifying thing that could happen to ANYONE at ANY AGE!

This is the most horrible thing that can happen to you as a child. It destroys your childhood.

It would be traumatizing & it would scar you for life.

This can scar a teen for life especially for girls

Becoming pregnant

Yep, this happened to one of my friends, though she moved to a nearby town, she still found a way to tell us. She's 14. We talked about it over text, and I gave her some advice. Her mother will most likely have a fit about it. Hopefully, she won't make her get an abortion. Poor thing, becoming a mother at this age. I think 25 is the best age to have a child.

Had a pregency scare once, actually it wasn't really a real preguency just me being stupid. Don't ask. Anyway the shear thought of getting preqnant and losing a life I haven't even started and giving it up for a kid, or just having to deal with my family members in general would be awful. This has to be the worst thing

Teenage pregnancy would end your happiness as a teen. You'll have so many responsibilities you're not prepared for.

That's why always remeber to wear a condom and take some birth controls. Also be careful because some people can poke holes on the condom on porpuse.

Being humiliated at school

Only relatable thing here

This happens to everyone and honestly it doesn’t really scar you for life

MOM... thanks for that


Depression and anxiety are two horrible mental problems that every teen faces every once in a while, however if it’s constant it’s very serious and this too can lead to suicidal thoughts and actions

I really wish this wasn’t a thing it is so terrible and it can really get me thinking something how can we stop it what causes it and every five seconds another reason is popping up

Lose all your friends

I went to high school hoping to make new friends but instead I just ended up losing loads of friends

If you have a good one they wont leave, even if one of you messes up, as long as its not intentional

I lose most of my real life friends because they thought I'm weird

My biggest fear I swear losing all of my friends.

Being involved with drugs

Something like this can end your life

Smoke WEED everyday


I don't mind about acne very much. I've stopped eating sugar and I also no longer frequently eat fried foods. Some of it is going away but I am continuing to outgrow video games and go outside more then I got more off. Only half of my face has it now but it takes a while before it goes away and you also need to get older before they really go away.

You guys are going to have a very hard life if you're voting for a couple little bumps on you as the worst thing about being a teenager.

Really? This isn't terrible. I started getting pimples in 5th grade - when I was 10/11. I don't really care anymore, I just accept is as a part of me. There are things 1000 times worse than acne, this really shouldn't be on the list.

I had a lot on my forehead, but some cream & cover-up was all that was needed to take care of it.

The Contenders

Being kidnapped and then tortured until death

The thought of being murdered in the vein of Junko Furuta is so disturbing.

This came out of nowhere jesus

Why the fak isn't this number 1

When has this happened ever.

Bad grades

Seriously?! I am at advanced class and I got one B only before but on my last progress reports I got two B's.I always got B's in English,but in my last progress reports I still got a B on English and on geography I am so shocked that I never make a B in Mr.Fuller's class(Civics to Geography) but my most highest is in science, second math(so easy thanks to my Aspergers) and third is English so yes I expect only one B or either straight A's I'm ambitious! - Kevinsidis

My grades are already suffering. They are crippled and in pain. I only have good grades in 4 classes. Art, P.E, Science, and Integrated English. I suck at math.

Though I kinda suck at English I'm decent in Math so I can try to help Witt some stuff

In my second year of secondary, I was doing terrible in my mathmatics class. I'm not that great at math in general.

I pretty good at most subjects but maths is the only subject I'm not good at

Getting beaten up

How is this only 14th? This hurts!

This hurts so bad

Dating goes wrong

I have a girlfriend who's 2 years older than me so I have to do a HARDER job

I never want to date anyway.

I never had a girlfriend

I never had a boyfriend

Being falsely accused of being a criminal
Parents divorcing

It is very scary and sometimes it feels like it is all it fault even if it is not

This happened to me when I was 5.

Trust me. This is terrifying.

This might happen to me.

Date breaks up with you

My boyfriend dumped me over text

Never want a date.

Until the break-up dating can be one of the best things about high school.

Sexual abuse

I think that's very scary (even I'm 100 years old)

No one should have to go through it

What a fluk
Are you Rubisyou craztal

Losing both of your parents

Wow, getting bad grades is worse than this...

Losing one is terrible enough

Make this higher

Get this higher!

Get suspended from school

If you do some bad things in school

Having an eating disorder

People make fun of these kids a lot more and I think kids do this even if u are just a little bit different


What is this

Justin Bieber becomes your favorite singer

The Justin Bieber joke is old.

What if he becomes a good singer?

Well, he actually is a talented singer, but the way he uses it is so repulsive.

What the heck? the JB jokes are getting old

Change of sex

It can be scary and confusing and some kids start second guessing themselves about it some people get bullied about it to and that really bugs me they are just being themselves dang

It is very terrifying. I guess it should be in the top 5 or at least the top10

Your parents punish you for nothing

Oh, right, the GoAnimate videos where parents ground and punish their child for nothing.

Only as a teen? My dad blames me for everything!

This annoying when this happens

I'm an adult and this still happens to me! >:(

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