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 Worst Ways to Hurt Yourself

1 Burn

I never tried it but actually after seeing this here I'm about to try it, I love scars, I want them to be with me forever.

It feels great and the scars at beautiful. The pain feels amazing.

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

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

2 Hold ice until it is melted.

Literally cold is my second name. I love when the temp in my room is low enough I shake, I love when I can barely move my fingers and have to fight for every movement. I love holding ice but only for hands and face.

This will give you a burning feeling. I have done it many times.

This helps me take my mind off
of my family problems

3 Kick a wall

I do it all the time it help

It gets my anger out

It helps

😁 think help please you can bad so hurt they fillings My

4 Cut

Literally everyday routine, I cut my chest mostly so no one can spot them, I have to hide all these things but from time to time I make a deep cut on face or hands, but never legs, I don't know why but it doesn't give me joy as cutting other parts do.

Cutting, I can't deeply cut myself and also I won't hurt so much as it use too

I actually do a lot of thing to hurt myself and cutting is my top one

Do this one a lot. Prefer bluntened knife on a sharp edge of a soda can. Physical pain distracts you from mental pain

5 Paper Cuts

Cutting yourself with paper hurts, but then again, that's the whole point, isn't it? I usually do this on my fingers, because it burns afterwards due to contact with other things. And it's a valid excuse. No one's going to question anything if you tell people it's a paper cut, which it is. I read books a lot, so it's not out of the ordinary either.

I've done this before,I got used to the pain

6 Over-shaving

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

7 Pour boiling water over your hand

Maybe not boiling, but hot enough to damage my skin, yea I do this from time to time.

I already did that once by accident. Might try it again, it hurts, but I think it’s easier to do than cutting myself

8 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

This happens to me all the time. No matter what happens to me, I’m always gonna end up saying awful things about myself - Manlypants

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

Unfortunately, I used to do this a lot. - Userguy44

9 Punch a wall

Like, come on I had to buy myself a punching bag which I covered with harsh material cause my walls started to look like in abandoned place.

I love it when you punch so much that your knuckles bleed. The pain just feels so good.

It doesn't work I've been doing this for years, if your a masochist like me pain wears off really quickly and its really hard to break your knuckle no matter how hard you punch

Punching walls helps at the moment when you are angry, but after you could end up with a broken knuckle like I did. I don’t suggest doing this

10 Starve yourself

I do it on regular for 7 years, I am able to not eat for like 2 full days, I don't feel hunger anymore, it became my routine so much I don't see it as a bad thing.

When you can feel your stomach begging for something to feed on it feels great to tell it no. When it starts to cramp up it amazing.

In my opinion..I don't think it causes pain or agony like other ways mentioned here. - Ananya

I'm trying To do this because I don't know why but I like To Feel my chestbones under my fingers when I scratch myself so I want To be less and less fat To Feel them even more but unfortuantly my parents always give me a lot of food and I can't tell them that I don't want to eat because they would notice that something's wrong :(

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11 Purposely make people hit you

I honestly like this one,because then you don't feel as bad give you're not the one inflicting pain on yourself

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

12 Pinch/scratch yourself

I do this now purposely as a coping thing for anxiety, like self harm. Now I start to do it using rings with a sharper edge, it's makes the marks stay a few more hours than regular scratching

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

13 Crying yourself to sleep

For me, crying to sleep is relaxing because well, it makes me think that I'm weak and useless, a waste of life, and more, and it happens every single day, so I hate gotten used to it.

I do this all the time and it really makes me feel super pathetic... so for me it’s great

I do it most nights because of how useless I am

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

14 Hang yourself

Great option. I’m gonna do this.

Ok boomer

15 Drown yourself

Maybe this would work

I've never tried this but would love to. it sound pleasing.

16 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 lost at Madden so I want to beat myself to death

Are you serious? People out there are starving, struggling with depression, being abused, etc., and you wanna die because of a VIDEO GAME?! - RoseWeasley

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

I probably deserve it anyways

17 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

I do that all the time... It makes me feel better in a way.

18 Alcohol on open wounds

After cutting myself I always pour really hot water on wounds, but now I will remember about alcohol and soon try it.

Not bad. It just kills germs.

It hurts. Seriously. - AnonymousChick

I love the sting and it makes me feel so clean.

19 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.

20 Snipping skin off

I have to have very bad mood but once I did it and it feels sooo good after all. It's literally addictive so careful with this one.

This what Jews do

You have to have sharp scissors to do it.

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

21 Overdose medicine

Well it's a meh, It actually kills the pain but I love drugs so for some painkillers I take 2x the max dose and just lie and think about life.

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

Extremely painful and long death. Can take a week to be killed by liver and kidney failure which cause severe pain as well and vomiting and other nasty side effects. Definitely not worth it - Tatl25

There is a big chance that you will die in a painful way. - Userguy44

22 Get hit by a train

I watch trains go bye sometimes, just to see how mush it wold hurt

I feel down and I always wonder how it feels to die. This is the best way I think

I want to do that but I would feel so bad for the driver

I tried this but was stopped by some stoner who saw me :/

23 Isolate yourself

Ha. ha HA. I do it cause I know I can bring only disappointment and sadness and pain to others and myself, staying alone is the best I can do for the others.

Left my friends because I need to be alone for a while

I'd make everyone sad since I'm a disappointment.

24 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

Um okay - Manlypants

I love it

Sounds great I didn't know about this one :]

25 Drink acid

Very efficient

26 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.

It make you feel so dizzy and you can do it anywhere.

27 Banging your head

Love it

I probably deserve it

Stop that

28 Think bad things about yourself

I never think positive about itself - Manlypants

I just want to die already

That's all I do

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😞

29 Stabbing hands with needles

yeah uh I do this sometimes it hurts, but it helps me think that I'm stronger than I am

30 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

31 Stepping on legos

Kinda funny

32 Dig and run your nails in your skin

I love the feeling when I can feel my nails go into my flesh. It makes me think that I’m not as weak as I think I am.

Just dig them in, feels good and bad kinda

It helps take away the pain

33 Choke yourself

Literally one of the best feelings in the world. The rush and the pressure are enough to make anybody relieved.

For me it's like everything stops and pain stops too

34 Shoot yourself with a gun

Right through the side of the leg or hand

what is this list - xXIMABEASTXx

35 Tormenting yourself into thinking physical pain is going to help cure mental/emotional pain

But when ever I think that I have done something wrong, or that I am not good enough because I think I am stupid and so on I just feel like I have to kill myself for whatever small or big mistake I made but I don´t really want to die so as a compromise I just hurt myself a lot.

36 Breaking something glass and stab yourself

I actually have the urge to do this to myself

I've done this a lot and am used to it

37 Bite yourself

One of my all time favorite. I love when you draw blood and the marks that are left behind are so pretty.

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

38 Tear the skin off your lips

Biting/tearing the skin off my lips is an alternative to my cutting. my boyfriend doesn't like it, but I like to feel the tearing sensation and then the slight amount of blood. I usually do it when I don't have a sharp object/i'm in public and I don't have the chance to cut

I do this in place of cutting sometimes... - Manlypants

39 Jump off a building

I just want to die honestly

I feel it helps because you could die or break a bone

Could break a bone, iv'e done it... it hurts

40 Slamming your fingers in a door

Did this earlier. Cried - Manlypants

41 Cut your mouth from inside

Hurts after some time and makes eating terrible

Just a habit

42 Putting a rubber band around your finger until it is purple

I do it everyday. it makes a burning feeling when I take it off and let all the blood go in my finger

These are the best methods in my opinion.

43 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).

It even isn’t that bad. I know so many people who eat the skin on their hands (including me)! 😑

44 Ripping your own nails

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

45 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.

They hurt me more than I hurt myself

46 Cutting skin off

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

47 Swallow glass


48 Take 4 Xanax at once
49 Cut your tongue
50 Get a badge and poke/scratch yourself with the needle

It hurts but this is for more younger people who are struggling, so they don’t actually rlly hurt there selves ❤️

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