For those willing to know, here are the 10 easiest painless ways of killing yourselves quickest. This article is strictly for those who are looking into ideas for writing a short story. If you’re really looking for easiest ways to die please stop reading and see a shrink, or get high, or have awesome and meaningless sex, or run. You should also read Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control or the best selling book on suicide by Dr. Paul Quinnett Suicide: The Forever Decision.
Moving on, suicide has become extremely common these days. Japan is one of the top countries in the world where suicide is extremely common. You might also be interested in our list of 10 countries with the highest suicide rates. Surprisingly, a lot of teenagers have been reported in the suicidal cases (see the list of 10 countries with the highest youth suicide rates in the world).
Of course, there is no way I know your circumstances but know that most problems are temporary. More than nine out of 10 people who attempt to kill themselves but survive don’t attempt to kill themselves at a later date. Let me share some suicide statistics before listing the easiest and painless suicide methods picked. Most people think Japan is one of the top countries in the world where suicide is extremely common. Actually there are 24 other countries that have higher suicide rates in the world than Japan. You might also be interested in our list of 30 countries with the highest suicide rates. Surprisingly, a lot of teenagers have been reported in the suicidal cases. Suicide is second leading cause of death among the 15-29 age group in the world (see the list of 10 countries with the highest youth suicide rates in the world).
If you want to find out why people decide to kill themselves painlessly or not, you can check out our article about the biggest causes of suicide in America. Most people usually don’t even think about the causes of suicide until someone they know commits suicide. Suicide attempt is more common among women and one of the main reasons behind suicide is depression. At some point in their lives nearly 7% of women attempt to kill themselves using relatively painless ways like pills whereas about 4% of men attempt to kill themselves. Surprisingly suicide rate among males is around 3 times higher than among females. You can check out WHO suicide and depression statistics on our site as well. There is also a geographic component to suicide. You can check out the lists of 10 US states with the highest suicide rates and 10 US states with the lowest suicide rates on our site. Which of these two states, Alaska and Hawaii, do you think has a higher suicide rate?
According to many people, suicide is an individual right even though suicide is illegal in these countries. Whether or not people agree with it is a totally different debate but the amount of pain they feel while they die is an important matter. Before we start sharing our list of the 10 Easiest Painless Ways of Killing Yourselves Quickest, you should know that there are 10 countries where euthanasia and assisted suicide are legal. You might be able to get some help if you live in one of these 10 countries. Here is our list:
10. Wrist Cutting
Some suicidal people who have seen a lot of movies attempt to take their lives by cutting their wrists. If you are looking for a quick, painless way to die, this isn’t a good option at all. The success rate of suicide by wrist cutting is less than 2%, it is quite painful, and you will have limited use of your hands after your failed attempt. Wrist cutting doesn’t really belong in this list. Please read on to find out a method that is successful more than 99% of the time.
9. Jumping Off A Bridge
Some people believe that jumping off a bridge, like the Golden Gate bridge, is a somewhat exciting and painful way to die. Well, that’s probably true most of the time. However, according to an FAA study, 0.7% of bridge jumpers survive the extreme water impact. Your clothes may act like a parachute, slowing down your speed and you may end up with broken ribs, damaged organs and fracture your vertebrae.
On average only 34.5% of jumpers end up dead. This means there is a 65% chance that you will suffer at the very least months of pain if you choose this method to die. We don’t think this is a good way to die if your main concern is not feel any pain. There is a better option on the next page.
8. Jumping From A Building
Jumping from a tall building is a deadlier choice than jumping off a bridge assuming that you can find a tall enough building (you need to find at least a 130 feet tall bridge to kill yourself, yet jumping from a 50 feet tall building will produce a higher death rate). This isn’t a fool proof way to die either. If you are slowed down by a tree or an awning, or fall in a dumpster, bushes and land on your feet, there is a small chance that you will get hurt badly but survive the impact. One way to alleviate this problem is to find a skyscraper but those really aren’t available outside of big cities like New York or Chicago. That’s why we placed “jumping from a building” at the 9th spot in our 10 easiest painless ways of killing yourself quickest list.
The next item in our list is also asserted by several people to be painless, but we strongly disagree.
Drowning is also considered one of the top ways to die quickly. It does not take too long for a person to get suffocated under water. It can take a few seconds or minutes to lose consciousness before the water fills the lungs completely. Most of the people have committed a suicide simply by throwing themselves off the bridge into a deep river or sea. Most people who almost drowned accidentally state that they experienced an initial panic but calmed down as their lungs were filling up. Our list offers easier painless ways to die where one doesn’t feel any terror/panic moments before death. Read on to find out the easiest ways to die.
6. Carbon Monoxide Inhalation
Carbon monoxide is one of the most highly toxic gasses, which can cause some serious health problems or even death pretty easily. It is dangerous because it does not have any odor, taste, or color and it is not even noticeable during the initial stage, which is why a person moves closer to death and does not even realize it. When carbon monoxide enters the body it mixes with hemoglobin, which eventually forms carboxyhemoglobin. When it is formed it stops the oxygen and hemoglobin from binding with each other resulting in hypoxia. This brings down the capacity of blood to carry oxygen a great deal.
5. Sleeping Pills
Taking sleeping pills or poison is one of the common ways of committing suicide. It is considered to be one of the easiest and quickest ways to die. Some of most common poisons include drug overdose, pesticides and hydrogen cyanide.
Poison is pretty famous for killing people in a very short span of time. Sleeping pills are also easily available in the market to help the elderly sleep well but its overdose can easily kill anyone.
Anesthesia is usually used on people who are about to get operated. It doesn’t let patients feel any sort of pain, as the brain is not able to receive the signals through the blood. When in anesthesia you completely lose the sense of feeling and you can simply not feel the pain, so killing yourself without pain becomes pretty easy. Anesthesia has become an extremely popular way of killing, which is why it stands at number four in our list of 10 Easiest Painless Ways of Killing Yourselves Quickest.
3. Lethal injection
Introduced in 1970’s in Oklahoma, the method is approved by the Government of United States for being painless. The process is divided into three stages. A person is supposed to get injected with anesthesia to eliminate any sort of pain. Then the person is injected with pancuronium, which is also known as a paralytic agent. Injecting the paralytic agent stops a person breathing and he finally gets a shot of potassium chloride, which stops the heartbeat right away and causes instant death. This is undoubtedly one of the painless and quickest ways of killing oneself.
Hanging is a way that is used by many countries around the world to kill those who are given a death penalty. It is considered one of the quickest and easiest ways to kill someone. It is an extremely common way of suicide. When the person is choked it only takes about 5 to 10 seconds for them to lose consciousness before they die.
1. Shooting in the Head or Heart
Although it may seem very painful, but shooting right at the heart or in the head may cause an instant death and the person might not even feel the pain, even if he or she does it may last only for a few seconds. It is simply because brain controls all the functions in the body and when somebody is shot in the head, it suddenly stop functioning resulting in a painless and a sudden death. Getting shot in the heart causes it to stop functioning right away, which also results in an instant death. It is therefore at the top on the list of 10 Easiest Painless Ways of Killing Yourselves Quickest..
Please also see our latest article about magic mushrooms used in treatment of depression.
Update: This article was originally published in July 2015 and updated on October 24th, 2018.