Do you hate your life? Do you think that suicide is the only way out that will stop your pain? Of course, I don't know your personal circumstances. I haven't walked a mile in your shoes. But I know what it feels to be desperate. There was a moment in my life when I didn't see any sense in waking up in the mornings. I had nobody by my side who could understand me. I wanted to put an end to my suffering...
But I didn't do it. And do you know what stopped me? If you’re now Googling 'how to kill yourself', you should know one important thing which saved me 5 years ago. It appears that there’s absolutely no safe and painless way to kill yourself. There's always some possibility that it goes all wrong and you die an awful death. Or, you survive and live with a kind of physical disability, becoming a burden for someone who will have to take care of you possibly for decades.
Anyway, let’s see what are the top ways to kill yourself and why they are all wrong:
How to Kill Yourself: 5 Seemingly Easy Ways
So, if you decided to commit a suicide, you should know that it’s not that easy as it seems. Self-protection is one of the basic human instincts. It means that your body will resist your intention. You can lose consciousness at the critical moments only to stay alive as a result.
You might ask why then all those deaths by accident take place. Well, when a person isn't suicidal, the body is not prepared, and the instinct of self-protection isn’t turned on.
In most cases, it's way easier to do serious harm to your health than put an end to it all:
- Wrist cutting. Even multiple parallel cuts are absolutely compatible with life. It's really painful and frightening to see your wrists bleeding. However, killing yourself in this way is possible only in case of massive blood loss. In general, wrist cutting won't work. It's very painful and ineffective.
- Drowning. It's a typical case when the self-protection can be the strongest. When the level of oxygen becomes critically low and/or liquid gets into your lungs, you can faint. And then you body can flow on the water surface to be later noticed and rescued.
- Firearms. There's always a strong likelihood that you only wound yourself. It's pretty close to impossible to shoot yourself not moving a muscle. Even if you try to shoot yourself in the head, you can fail and remain alive but "with special needs" for the rest of your life.
- Hyperthermia. Even though we all heard those awful stories about people who froze in the mountains, this method is a bad choice for anyone who's wondering how to kill yourself. Once again, you can lose your limbs or freeze some important organs and still remain alive. By the way, it's by no means fast and it's very painful.
- Medication overdose. It's often chosen by the ones who wonder 'how to kill yourself in your sleep'. As the result of self-protection instinct, you can vomit when you least expect it. Even if your body dissolves the substance, it can go all wrong. There are records when the attempts of suicide through medication overdose ended up in serious problems with digestion system, liver and kidneys, without bringing the desired result.
How to Kill Yourself: 5 Budget Options
Another important criterion for your choice of the best way to kill yourself is the price. The method should be cheap. Self-murderers rarely want to invest into the process. So, here are 5 budget options, which are ineffective as well:
- Jumping from height. Of course, it costs you nothing. Yet, the disappointing news is that many people survived falls from incredible height. Yes, you're most likely to break your spine and limbs and suffer from inner destructions and remain disabled for the rest of your life.
- Jumping in front of a train. Although it doesn't cost you a dime, it's a bad choice as well. The chances that you lose your footing and unexpectedly fall, losing only your legs or arms, for instance, are pretty high.
- Hanging. A suicide by hanging doesn't require any complicated techniques, and the materials are easily available. However, this method is painful. The time before a person loses consciousness depends on a variety of factors. Sometimes it can take more than 10 minutes of suffering. Furthermore, there are numerous cases when a person survives even though his/her neck can be broken.
- Starvation/dehydration. Though this method is very cheap, the suffering should last for weeks. It can drive anyone crazy, which is a serious type of disability as well.
- Electrocution. Just so that you know, this method inflicts agonizing pain. Even the Supreme Court recognized that electrocution brings unnecessary pain to criminals and it's inhuman.
So, none of suicide methods can guarantee you secure and painful end to your suffering. There’s no obvious answer to the question 'how to kill yourself without pain'. In most cases, suicide attempts fail and result in disability and even worse suffering than whatever you’re going through right now.