What's The Best Way To Kill Yourself?

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A couple of horrifying suicides have made headlines lately--the Yale student who leapt to his death from atop the Empire State building and the gay wrestler who downed a batch of pills to permanently relieve his pain.

It's a tragedy that anyone ends up feeling that self extinction is the only way to go.

But if you somehow felt you HAD to end your life, wouldn't jumping jeopardize other people's lives too?

Might you not squash grownups, babies, and innocent rodents in the process?

At least that kind of a plummet is a surefire way to end your own life, if that's what you've determined to do.

The worst thing ever would be to pop some pills in a suicide attempt and fail at it! You'd wake up incredibly depressed like before but with the added onus of being a semi vegetable!

So what's the best way to do it, where you're guaranteed to terminate your life and no one else's?

Hanging in drag? Slicing your ankles? Unrefrigerated mayonnaise?

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shilo_4
shilo_4

I know i might be hurting someone but they need to know they are hurting me more......and its hard how i want to hurt one person but the person i dont want to hurt will get hurt.......i have no friends, im getting abused, and i convincing myself no one cares.

ajohnson0991
ajohnson0991

You know for a while now I've tried my damnedest to be happy for myself .... Sometimes people don't understand that after a while there is only so much a human can take ... This world is so fucked up no matter how hard people try to change or try to change the things happening in the world it'll never happen at the end of the day nobody can trust nobody because nobody cares about anybody else but themselves .... For a while I've been put through so much hell and yet I still manage to survive but like I said some people just don't understand how hard people have it .... I've wanted for so long for somebody to finally wipe away my tears or just be there when I am down and nobody has came to understand my struggle . People wanna sit on social media and cry and mope around about how their life is so damn bad .... How about y'all step a day in my shoes and see what a REAL STRUGGLE is , I am a young lady but I feel like an elderly woman because I my life IS OVER ! Every fucking day I wanna just fall over and die because I feel like there's absolutely nothing left to live for but I've tried multiple times to try and end my life WITHOUT BRODCASTING IT TO EVERYBODY and it never seems to work ... But why ? I pray everyday that things will change and I will wake up happy again but things don't always work out the way people plan for them to ... So WORD OF ADVICE if your life is good and you can handle the shit you go through keep a smile on your face and keep faith because now IT'S TOO LATE FOR ME !

dakota_mosher
dakota_mosher

Your all sick how about this, get the person the help they need? if your talking about harvesting organs then I dont think any of you deserve to live at all. you have forgotten your humanity and deserve your organ failure. 

hopeless
hopeless

What about donating your organs to someone else that wants to life, is that a good way to end your own life?

MarcoCruz
MarcoCruz

Just found this site and would like to take opportunity to summarize what we've learned and add in things I've heard because there has been a lot of side-tracking, making this article hard to read.

1) Gun in head -- But reports of screw ups and if it doesn't work right could be agony.  The pros are that Walmart sells guns cheap or you could go to a gun range for cheaper.  My worry is that the brain is a robust network that will keep on operating even when large chunks are missing.  So even if you are very successful in your aim you could be conscious while you bleed out.  

2) Carbon Monoxide -- People seem to get rescued from this.  Also, don't most cars have catalytic converters these days? And don't catalytic converters remove most or all of the CO?

3) Pills or Pills + Booze: At least two failed attempts reported.  Not pleasant feeling when you wake up.  Also may be risk of body forcing up contents of stomach when it realizes its being overdosed, which would seriously dilute your efforts.

4) Jumping off tall building -- Could have trouble finding tall buildings that are built to allow access to prime jumping areas.  Last minute regrets??  Could blunt impact fail? Is there a height that guarantees "instantaneous" rather than prolonged death?

5) Train impact/jump in front of car -- The impact might put you in a lot of pain before you die.  How fast does train/car need to be going?

6) Hanging -- Kills only 3/4 of attempters.  Someone said 5ft drop is the trick.  I've heard that the neck is pretty sturdy and if the drop doesn't break the neck cleanly then you are in a lot of pain while you hang there and suffocate.

7) OD on heroin -- someone said actually one of worst ways to go.

8) Cutting wrists -- evidently some failed attempts.  Also apparently very hard to accomplish.  Seems greater risk of being "rescued".

9) Heavy drinking over at least 12 day period -- Need more info.

10) Guzzling antifreeze / Poisoning self -- In general I would guess poisons to be uncomfortable ways to go but maybe someone could correct me.

11) Drowning / perhaps with cinderblocks / or bag duct taped over head -- Sounds like a recipe for panic to me?

12) Hypothermia -- Many say wandering out into the northern territories at night perhaps with a good sized bottle of vodka and no clothes is the way to go -- The post below mentioned cold northern lakes and I think this is what they meant. People say you get numbed and go to sleep. Would the cold not hurt? 

13) Smoke inhalation -- apparently did not work.


lotharspiel
lotharspiel

Many Americans who are to poor to stay alive think of taking their lives.


That is the ugly truth in this 'GREAT' country.

bustersmom
bustersmom

I tried last fall... it failed :(  trying to come up with a new plan... how amy atempts during this shitty life of mine.. ( ya ya others have it worse) but I aint them and they aint me... first attempt was 13-14.. just messed up my hearing.. ippls  so fucked up no one ever knew till rt now.. funny hu.. next was at 24 cant talk about it but it failed. then 6 years ago.fire. but did not work. (hoped for smoke inhalation)  phone is off so noone can contact me.. thinking of the truck or the water lakes still wicked cold  I'll just go north more..not sure but something... trying to figure out if I realy have lost all hope.. dam close


trishaa.vega
trishaa.vega

You stupid fucks need to stop feeling sorry for yourselves, life does not revolve around you. God will not give you anything you can't handle so quit all your whining

trishaa.vega
trishaa.vega

You fucks need to quit all your whining, quit feeling sorry for yourselves, life does not revolve around you, God will not give you anything you can't handle

9678192
9678192

58 Yrs old. wicked divorce in 99, constant job losses in the bad economy of the first decade of this century.  Never found another companion, had gotten custody of my 4 kids and spent a decade trying to raise them. Guess I failed because here I am.. Good physical health, struggled with temp jobs and small business of my own at 55, massive stroke, no insurance. Told I was a miracle, should have died. not totally wiped out, walking and talking, brain severely damaged, but no medical help for over a year, thought I was lucky. Two years ago, all hell breaks loose. Body starts to fall apart on left side, pain is off the scale as nerve connections re-attach. Brain capacity reduced, depression gets real dark. Normal for right frontal lobe damage, but I don't know that 

spend every penny looking for help, takes one full year to get any welfare help. had been laid off due to economy so not working when stroke hit, thus I am not entitiled to disability.. SS throws me a bone and I get SSI $700 a month. Can't keep my house with that, lose house, lose retirement fund, lose cars, friends, life is over. End up in sad, ugly mobile home that was built when I was in high school.


nothing left. Everything I ever owned is gone. I was  world class auto mechanic and electronics engineer, but not with this brain damage, and physical disability, no hands, no legs no way to ever work again Typing this message is pure torture.

My future? Totally alone. no way to find a woman and why would she want someone who is my age, and condemened to welfare for the rest of his life. Money from ditching home of 25 years is gone. now have to pay rent for trailer lot, which leaves me with about$50 a week. Can't pay property tax, can't pay to keep my cars insured or maintained. Would really enjoy a new bed, as mine is really crappy. I will never have more than $50 a week for the rest of my life. There is no way to describe the chronic pain from the thousands of broken nerve connectsion healing wrong as I am told always happens. Its been three years sinc I have felt my face, or been able to run a brush across my head without searing pain Crippled and walking is pure torture. My brain is severely broken in so many ways. My future is easy to see. its welfare, and a few bucks, never anything new, and when anything breaks in this crappy house, like m washing machine, I can't afford anyone to fix it. I spent my life fixing such things, was great at it, now incapable. 

I am angry as the medical world cannot help. there are not pain solutions, after two years of seeking them. There is no life to stay around for. I can't think of how to kill myself. I only know I dread trying to sleep with the pain, and hate the mornings. It takes about ten minutes to button my shirt.

Been in torturous pain for over two years,, no one can relieve it. 

 Why bother? Totally alone, tired of going to doctor alone, hearing bad news, and no one to share it with No idea how to find help. Have cancelled all my med appts, and intend to stay at home and waste away. Legs are gone from atrophy and no t being used. Entire body breaking down as muscles fail and waste away.. no one cares, why should I

This is too long, not gonna proof read it, eyes failing from nerve damage anyway..


LonelySoul
LonelySoul

Everyone so lonely here, wanting to die, let's make a chat room and talk about it... a suicide room in mibbit or something

modagems
modagems

I want to die. How do I kill myself painlessly? I was thinking of oding on heroin but getting drunk first so I cant feel anything. Just slide into nothingness.

bobby
bobby

I know the most peaceful way to die but... I'd feel guilty knowing someone may have taking my advice... anyway it involves sleeping and well.. never waking up.

shifforbrains
shifforbrains

Look people. It may sound crazy, but we are all going to die. What's the hurry? Have you not had someone, a relative, distant friend, someone you know who has died recently? Go to a cemetery. There are many, many people that have already died under your feet. You too will also be dead, but what the fuck is the hurry? You get only one chance on this stupid fucking merry-go-round and suddenly the ride is over. There is no second chance. Be grateful for living now as you are experiencing a much more fascinating  life than most humans that have ever lived. This is your only chance, so don't be a stupid fuck-up and waste the opportunity of eternity! You were dust and will be dust in just a couple of decades, no matter what. Don't fuck it up now shithead!

shifforbrains
shifforbrains

So I have always had this fear. If I jump off a 20 story building, and just after jumping I change my mind- would that moment be more terrifying than living with my miserable and insignificant life? It is perhaps a survival instinct, but I cannot get over the terror of knowing I am about to die and I made a stupid mistake. Maybe I am not ready yet.

Terra
Terra

we were taught how to survive but not live

Terra
Terra

we were taught how to survive but not live

Terra
Terra

we were taught how to survive but not live

tmtjever
tmtjever

i think that if we realy want to die we would not be on here.........i am on here just to see why people want to die cause i had 3 people overdose i will not go out like that god will take me not myself

target81
target81

Best way to kill yourself would be to save someone and get killed at the same time. That way you are not being selfish, you are simply wanting to end your misery while helping someone live, and hopefully enjoy their life. Of course the catch 22 is that if you can save people then you might feel like your are actually worth something, and not be so quick to want to off yourself.

dddd3
dddd3

Is walking onto train tracks a good way to go down or what?

rebeccabex87
rebeccabex87

If you took about 15 or so Vicodin (hydrocodone), then maybe 15 Trazadone, 15 or so Colnazepam, and 12 Alprazolam, do you think that would be enough? What would be the best drink to chase it all with? I haven't decided anything for sure yet, but I want to have my options at the ready. Thanks in advance.

cattyface
cattyface

@hopeless Hospitals take donations from a person dying.They won't book an appointment to help you die when you are physically healthy.
If you commit suicide you need to be alive to give them away.


dakota_mosher
dakota_mosher

@lotharspiel  Many Americans like me are not poor and think about taking lives of the ignorant with organized militias such as your self for making this great nation such a terrible and heartless one.

Anonymous
Anonymous

@lotharspiel it's ridiculous that living costs anything.  That it costs too much?  Perhaps it's not the victims who need to die, and yet, with what options  are they left?

dakota_mosher
dakota_mosher

@trishaa.vega  You honestly dont know what mental illness is and also dont deserve to voice your damn opinion 

unicorns.and.dubstep
unicorns.and.dubstep

@trishaa.vega  You're a bitch. Just wanted you to know that. As someone who has suicidal thoughts and feelings and has had them most of their life, I think I am speaking for most people out there who share the same problems as me. Obviously NOT you!

Anonymous
Anonymous

@trishaa.vega  OK, Trishaa.vega, first of all, prove your deity exists.  Yes, I know, have faith, and all that, and I just blacklisted myself by using the word "proof," but I haven't said I did or didn't believe, I just pointed out that if you're going to bring the concept of your deity into someone else's conversation and insist that it's relevant, then you accept the responsibility of proving it.  So I invite you to do so now.  Everyone here, maybe even you, might find that more constructive than belittling people's concerns, and maybe you can even feel better about it.

Now, with this hypothetical deity - it's entirely beyond my capabilities to prove that the do or do not exist - if and once you prove their existence, they must be proven worthy of worship.  They don't give more than anyone can handle?  What gives them the right to give anything at all?  Perhaps it's because they created everything?  OK, if that's the justification, then prove it.  Yes, yes, blacklisted, I get it, but I didn't say you're wrong, I invited you to prove that you're right.


Why can't we have a world without suffering?


The usual answer is to say that we have free will, and everything bad is our fault.  They take all the credit and we take all the blame.  No wonder people are depressed, and self-righteous governments now take the same overall approach, as they are comprised of individual, usually power-hungry, ambitious people (who else would put that much energy into running for power?) looking out for themselves.  Again, no wonder people are depressed.  No sane, rational or reasonable person couldn't be.


OK, but if free will is the problem, why can't we have free will AND no suffering?  Why can't I shoot you in the foot, because I freely chose to do so, without your freedom to not experience pain or any inconvenience being infringed upon in any way?  What?  I didn't say I knew how to make that work, but I'm not all-knowing.  Isn't your deity all-knowing?  So they'd know how to do that, right?  And if they're all-powerful, then it's within their ability, even if we mere mortals still can't fathom the logistics of it.  And if they're infinitely benevolent, then why wouldn't they want to?


The usual answer is that we must suffer to be taught or otherwise prepared for the next realm or life or whatever, whatsoever that may be.  But isn't your hypothesized deity supposed to be omniscient, all-knowing? So they'd know how to accomplish that without suffering, right?  And if they're omnipotent, all-powerful, then the are capable of the feat.  And if they are infinitely benevolent, then again, why wouldn't they want to?


The example is often put forth of a loving parent punishing their child for the beloved child's own good.  Complete cop-out.  The parents in that example may have vastly more capabilities than the child, but are still mere mortals, with tiny, tiny limits compared to what deities are supposed to be believed to have.


Perhaps the equation is simply to remove one of those three traits?  Maybe they don't know everything?  Problem is, that changes the religion.  OK, so leave that in place and say they just aren't all-powerful?  But the psalm even says, "Nothing is too difficult for thee," so again, that changes the religion, so leave that in place.  You're left with removing infinite benevolence, so this deity could allow free will and prevent suffering and could teach us and prepare us without pain, but just doesn't feel like it?  Again, the religion(s) would need rewriting.


Keep in mind that just because you can ignore, tease, taunt or beat the crap out of someone smaller than you, it doesn't give you the right.  Even if you are the engineer behind the entire breeding and rearing of some puppies and kittens who wouldn't have come into being without you, you have no right whatsoever to torture them.


So now what?  Well, you're left with the responsibility of proving that your deity is relevant to the audience you mentioned them to, and proving that your deity deserves to be heard.  Not that they can't make themselves heard, but that they have the right to be.

EastGirl
EastGirl

@trishaa.vegawow you sound like a delightful person...Speaking as someone who has struggled with suicidal feelings for some time due to chronic illness, blanket aggressive comments such as yours are not helpful to anyone.  If your going to spout religious maxims doing so in a loving and empathetic manner would be a bit more useful and would likely be a better way to reinforce your statements regarding whichever "God" you are referring to.

williamw76
williamw76

What a worthless BITCH you are. Show me where it says that God will not give you anything that you can not handel? Well come on you STUPIED ASS. It dose not say that any where and it's just something that some dumb ass came up with. So F off and die you loser

EastGirl
EastGirl

@trishaa.vega wow you sound like a delightful person...Speaking as someone who has struggled with suicidal feelings for some time due to chronic illness, blanket aggressive comments such as yours are not helpful to anyone.  If your going to spout religious maxims doing so in a loving and empathetic manner would be a bit more useful and would likely be a better way to reinforce your statements regarding whichever "God" you are referring to. 

LonelyGirl
LonelyGirl

I completely understand how you feel. I'm not even 38 yet and have severe back pain and nerve damage due to degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, scoliosis (which I've had ever since I got hit by a car when I was 11), and Fibromyalgia. I also have Gastroparesis, which is just a fancy term for a paralyzed stomach, which means that even eating is torture for me most of the time. If what I eat actually does stay down, it causes me severe abdominal pain, so it's easier most of the time for me to live on liquids. I also forgot about the torn meniscus in my left knee and it also appears that I have degenerative joint disease in the rest of my joints as well. And to think that before all this BS happened to me, I was an Emergency Medical Technician, or Professional Ambulance Jockey as I preferred to call myself. And now each day is nothing but pain, and has been for the past 8 years. I became an EMT when I was 20 and had to quit when I was 33 because my back is too bad. I cannot work at all and yet I keep getting denied SSD. I am married, but I can tell my husband is fed up with all of my health problems. I just wanted to let you know you're not alone in your pain and suffering. I'm walking the same road you are, not exactly the same, but pretty darn close. I truly hope you're still around, because someone does care: I do. I hope you reply back.

emsym14
emsym14

@modagems No, do NOT OD on heroin if you haven't already. From my friends at the ER ODing on Heroin is one of the worst ways to go.

hopeless
hopeless

It sounds so peaceful, thats the way I would like to go. I want to die. I have this constant hurt in my heart and it cannot go away. Sometimes it gets so bad it hurts when I breathe. I whish you can tell me so I can free myself from all this hurt. I do not think anybody would mind, except my mom. I would feel bad for her, but at least I would be free from all this pain inside..... It's getting too much to handle

modagems
modagems

I want to know how should i end it. Im tired of living an meaningless life. I dnt want to look at my ugly face or body again.

amesm12345
amesm12345

@shifforbrains I've already fucked my life up and yes it is more fascinating than third world lives but it also sucks. I don't see myself ever being happy, just bored. I don't want to be bored for what feels like eternity. I'm the epitome of laziness and I do not very much feel the need to contribute to society; one less person will not make any difference. By the way, looking at life as generically as a merry-go-round makes me wonder if you are depressed, because an optimistic person feels that life is much more than just a time limit. I don't want to be ridiculed, I didn't ask for help or someone to talk to, just a method. The only people with the incite I desire have already died obviously...

brianbakerjr1946
brianbakerjr1946

@shifforbrains you could be like my uncle who tried the jumping thing coupled with pills and a slit wrist. He did say that he was a screw up, he even screwed up his super suicide attempt he did not cut his wrist deep enough, he has a seeing problem and took the wrong pills and when he jumped aiming for the pavement but some how managed to hit a wall and slid the rest of the way. Had I not witnessed it myself along with his wife and eldest son, I would not have believed it... he was not meant to die that day

amesm12345
amesm12345

@tmtjever God? Hahahahahahaha. religion is just a worldwide cult looking for more members. I understand that "god" won't answer everyone's every wish but couldn't he/she have at least given people common sense? I mean do you see Ethiopia and Cuba and other countries where people live in misery under someone else's will. "God", makes me laugh; if it was real, why are there multiple religions? Believing one is correct falsifies the others.

davidzysk
davidzysk

You have to be seriously fucking lucky to do that.

I would love to be in that position, swap my life with someone who would have a better life.

FYI: The most common groups for suicide are also the most common groups for suicide

amesm12345
amesm12345

@target81 that kind of arrogance doesn't last long at all. But I agree with the rest of your statement.

shifforbrains
shifforbrains

@rebeccabex87 

Watch the movie "Leaving Las Vegas" with Nicholas Cage. I believe he said it would take about 12 days of heavy drinking. 

tmtjever
tmtjever

@rebeccabex87  do you know that works are you just fucking with us, i thimk if you realy want to die we would not be on here

dakota_mosher
dakota_mosher

@williamw76  God is nothing but a myth and in the mere chance he does exist i think some one killing them selves from a mental illness has a better chance getting in then some dick that doesn't have any sincerity about him. You are the worse Christian I have come across you worthless garbage. 

lshidonil
lshidonil

@williamw76  It's people like you who drive people to death. Because you call them worthless bitches. And tell them to die. So I would shut up because all you are doing is being a hypocrite.

trishaa.vega
trishaa.vega

I WILL die someday, we all will. I'm not afraid

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