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 Burn

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

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.

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

I love this one but it tends to burn after a while. Any tips on how to hide burns?

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

Feels just like a cut

3 Kick a wall

I do it all the time it help

It gets my anger out

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

as a person who recently got a few fractures from doing this my vote is 8/10

4 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

easy excuse just tell the truth "paper cut"

5 Cut

Hello to anyone reading this, my situation now is very hard. I'm only 10 :) but I have been cutting ever since I was 7. My parents recently found out and took all my electronics away. (Except what I'm typing on, Chromebook) They weren't like normal parents, they threatened to send me back to my home country and/or send me to the police? For me, I was shocked. They didn't even calm me down or anything. I really really need someone right now. I'm going into 5th grade with the whole "virus" thing so I can't really even see my "friends." I probably never even had friends. I hate my life. I'm not even at an important age. Should I just end it?

~Esha, Age 10
Illnois, USA

I absolutely love cutting I'm only admitting this because you guys don't know who I am. I have around 30+ on my stomach from a razor blade I add more every night :') -Riley

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

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.

6 Over-shaving

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

I intentionally nick myself while shaving. it stings

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 do this every day. it sort of makes me feel bad and good at the same time. The fact that it is also true makes me feel worse which I love.

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

It usually gets my self esteem to be even lower and my self esteem issues have been getting worse

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

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.

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

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

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

10 Starve yourself

I try to do this but my mother is a chef and is always cooking so it is difficult becusese she always wants me to eat .Also I am know for always being hungry and eating so if stop then everyone gets concered

It’s hard for me to do this since l am known for eating a lot all the time but l never really mean it. Plus my parents always shove food in my face and l don’t want to be rude so l just eat it

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.

The Contenders

11 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 really want to do this I just don't want drama

I do this I had an apple thrown at my jaw no one cared XD

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.

The more you scratch. the more it burns. can cut through your own skin. easy excuses like my dog or cat or baby cousin scratched me. Or you got into a fight etc

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.

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 believe I'm a bit too young to be doing this but it does help me, plus if u start telling urself bad things then it really gets those tears flowing 9/10

I do it most nights because of how useless I am

I do this all the time, and I've gotten used to it

14 Hang yourself

I really want to but I don't have the resources

Great option. I’m gonna do this.

I almost did it once but my mum took my rope away 😢

15 Drown yourself

I do this until I absolutely have to come up for air not to kill myself I just like the pain in my lungs when I don't get enough air

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

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?!

Wow you all really despise yourselves, don't you?

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.

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

makes the healing process longer. not ideal if you don't want anyone to see, but I can't really help it.

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.

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

Not bad. It just kills germs.

It hurts. Seriously.

19 Stab yourself

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

That hurt a bit don't do that!

This helps a lot

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

20 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.

It’s a lot easier now I honestly don’t want the quarantine to stop

21 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.

You have to have sharp scissors to do it.

This what Jews do

Bruh same I didn’t know others did it too?!

22 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.

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

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

Planning to do this soon

23 Get hit by a train

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

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

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 :/

24 Stab yourself with a pen

This was my first coping method. I did it on my stomach and arms and it really helped

Its not self harm. Its art

not bad.

I love it

25 Think bad things about yourself

I never think positive about itself

I just want to die already

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😞

That's all I do

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