Top Ten Worst Ways to Hurt Yourself

In this list, I will be counting down the worst things, physically and emotionally, a person can do to him/herself.
Please don't do any of these things. They hurt, they scar and they are bad for you.

The Top Ten

1 Cut

I do this a lot on my wrists and it's the only thing that can take my pain away even though I'm still hurting now. I have depression and it's really hard to go to school everyday so sometimes I just lock myself in a bathroom cubicle for the whole break because I'm too scared to go outside and people worry about me because I am alone (I know that sounds weird but I just don't like attention and people worrying about me). I also do the classic "I'm fine" when people ask me how I am because I don't want them to know how I really feel. Please don't do what I do and cut all the time- it doesn't help. It makes everything 10 times worse even though you think it will get better.
Sorry this is so long!
Thanks for reading if you have made it this far
Hang in there :)
Emma J. Age 13

It works if you wanna die

It breaks the people around you more

Blood. Blood hurts.

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2 Tell yourself bad things about yourself

I've noticed for some time now that this has been something I've been doing to myself quite a lot and honestly this takes over so much of what you do in your life, than you think it would. Everyday it feels like the negative things that you keep telling yourself are true and slowly you even start to even accept those negative comments as part of who your are. With each new thought, the harsher you get with yourself, and the more you do it, the worse you would feel about yourself, which would personally lead me to feel emotionally, mentally and physically drained almost everyday. This is definitely something that hurts even more when your trying to think from the perspective of another person, like someone you're talking with or a friend, or even a family member. It feels like someone is restraining you every time you make a decision or are doing something, like there's a voice in your head telling you that you can't do it or points out your flaws, which makes you constantly doubt ...more

There is nothing more harmful someone can do than tell themselves they're not worth it. - AnonymousChick

My classmates do dis to me ;-;

I done this and people thought I was crazy...the best thing is to tell someone all your feelings and just let them out to anyone you trust. I done this and ended up crying all night and not getting any sleep at all.

Don’t do any self harm for any type of reason just remember your stronger than you feel braver than you believe and smarter than you think.
-Sophie Gilligan age 10

3 Burn

Sure cutting stings but burning will stay and hurt your nerves for so much longer, at least to me

This is the one self harm I will NEVER do because it involves burning yourself. I hate heat and self harming. But mostly heat. - AnonymousChick

It’s so easy because once it happens, you can’t stop it from burning through the skin

4 Pinch/scratch yourself

I might try doing this. I've been looking at these. And I tried out the burning method, I now burn myself with my sleeve of my sweatshirt. I have been just trying to hurt myself lately because I have been in a really dark place. Thank you for this website, I have now found new methods to hurt myself.

I doing it lately to avoid cutting. And it help a bit. I'm not doing until it bleed though.

I did this for a long time without realizing it was self harm. It's where you find a place on your body and you scratch/pinch it until it bleeds. - AnonymousChick

5 Starve yourself

Even if I have a little double chin I will get bullied and get called fat

This is a very common way for many people I know. I starve myself because I hate myself and want to hurt and writhe and it is a drawn out method

I am a pre-teen genderfluid boy and this method is very common for me. Usually what happens is I try to starve myself as a sort of before punishment, then when I finally eat I get even more angry at myself moving on to more serious forms of self punishment.

I have to do this quite often because I'm Asian and if I gain JUST ONE LB my mom will call me fat! :(

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6 Pick at scabs

I do it because I hate myself and I hate how I am because I get picked on in school

Or disrupt any healing process in general. It causes nasty, never leaving scars. - AnonymousChick

7 Alcohol on open wounds

Not bad. It just kills germs.

Ouch! - XxembermasterxX

It hurts. Seriously. - AnonymousChick

8 Snipping skin off

You have to have sharp scissors to do it.

This what Jews do

I don't know if this hs a different name, but it'ss real, it hurts and it's where you just take scissors and chop your skin off - AnonymousChick

9 Hit yourself

Blame commercials that have the "Do not attempt" text at the bottom of the screen. Disclaimers usually make people do it more.

I don't understand how people just abuse them self with their own hand/fist

Where they hit themselved until they are bruised - AnonymousChick

10 Stab yourself

That hurt a bit don't do that!

Stabbing yourself makes u feel stronger like u can take on anything if u can survive the pain

Done that. It’s dangerous because it can get infected.

The Newcomers

? Get hit by a train
? Hang yourself

The Contenders

11 Crying yourself to sleep

I always cry when I am bullied

I just got over a break up do it all the time

12 Purposely make people hit you

I've done this, if you're craving for a fight, you're sure to leave with some bruises, broken bones, wounds, etc.

I have done this I mean I have gotten into fights on purpose just so they would hit me.

I will do this, thank you

13 Overdose medicine

Ye ik but I'm getting bullied and this is my fourth time now getting bullied and I'm still at the same school but I just feel like I don't belong here no more and I just want to say goodbye and go

You may fall into a coma and die

14 Cut off circulation

I did this quite a few times until my limbs had went limp. You don't feel anything on that part of the body for a bit, then it is a sharp pain jolting through your limb for a bit until the blood flows again.

15 Drink acid
16 Trichotillomania

I unfortunately have this disorder, and I will say that it sucks. it’s where you have a large urge to pull out body hair, and for me, it results for my hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes

17 Think bad things about yourself

Let's say your crush doesn't like you back, Personally me, I always talk bad about my self everyday and I end up crying because it hurts and for my situation, my crush has his eyes on another girl😢He might think I'm invisible... I'm no one to the world😞

18 Stab yourself with a pen

I do this quite often I just grab my ball point pen and push it into my skin until it bleeds then add hand sanitizer

19 Ripping your own nails

I don’t like doing this but have tried very painful do not recommend

20 Stabbing hands with needles
21 Banging your head

Stop that

22 Over-shaving

This hurts so just don't do it have mercy. This will really make you regret.

23 Stepping on legos
24 Shoot yourself with a gun

Right through the side of the leg or hand

25 Self consumption

I actually do this one, I don't recommend it though go cut at least you won't eat Peace's of you hand

I couldn't even imagine this but it is self canniblism ( don't know if it is real but will later confirm in the comments).

26 Breaking up with your friends

I actually did this today. don't DO IT! IT WILL BE SO HARD FOR YOU! and don't do it at school. I've been crying all day. even in class.

27 Cut your mouth from inside

Hurts after some time and makes eating terrible

28 Bite yourself

The canker sores that occur afterwards are even worse

Um... I’ve done this before, and all it does is blead for awhile. It hurts but I felt relived JK

29 Cutting skin off

It’s not a good thing it’s hurts really bad😓🥺

30 Dig and run your nails in your skin

Just dig them in, feels good and bad kinda

It helps take away the pain

31 Cut your tongue
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