Sometimes people will search for a method of ending their lives quickly and painlessly. This is particularly common when there is a problem, such as not achieving a goal or being cheated in love or when one is tortured by some disease. The question then becomes whether there are actually ways to die that are truly painless. The reality is that you won’t find any painless way to die. Some people find it impossible to get over their idea of attempting suicide, but that is not the answer. You should not try any of the methods mentioned in this article as they are not only painful, but will lead to regrets.

Painless Way to Die


Take a Shot in the Head

This method will make things a mess, but it can be achieve painless death. Getting shot in the head is theoretically in an instantaneous death and therefore painless, but the reality is much different. Five percent of those shot in the head will survive while a large portion of the remaining 95% doesn't die instantly. Instead, they will slowly and painfully bleed out or die of other painful complications. Basically, if the bullet doesn't hit the brain or a major vein or artery, you still may survive. You may also live through the experience, but end up brain dead or without language ability, memory, or sight. Other possible consequences include paralysis, mental retardation, nerve damage, and impaired motor function.


Hang Yourself

Hanging yourself with an ideal drop should theoretically instantly break your neck. The issue, however, is that finding this drop height requires careful calculations based on weight, height, and more. In the ideal long drop, the noose’s torque will dislocate a bone in the neck, severing the spinal cord. Death may take a few minutes, but you’d be unconscious for it. The thing to remember, however, is that any miscalculation will lead to death by suffocation or strangulation, which may take several seconds to minutes to become unconscious and five to twenty minutes to die. This process is really excruciating.


Jump Off a Tall Building

Many movies have scenes of people jumping off from a high place and dying in peace. Jumping off a tall building seems a painless way to die and theoretically will provide instant death. The issue, however, is how the death occurs. You probably won’t feel anything if you fall with your face first. If your feet hit first, you will have a second of excruciating pain right before your head hits the ground and die. There is, however, a great deal of psychological pain. Survivors who have tried to commit suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge unanimously agree that they instantly regretted their decision once jumped, but the fall itself takes four seconds, in which you continue to regret.


Overdose on Drugs

The theory with overdosing on drugs, such as sleeping pills, is that you will fall into a deep sleep and die. However overdose will likely cause massive shock and pain because your heart will fail before the drug’s sedative effects take hold. Your body is also likely to throw up the poison, leaving you with enough of the drug to kill you, but not enough to do so quickly. Then you will have a drawn out death via liver or kidney failure.


Carbon Monoxide Inhalation

There are three main methods of dying via carbon monoxide inhalation: running your car in the garage, lighting charcoal with all the windows shut, or staying in an enclosed area with fire. It is possible that you will fall asleep from the carbon monoxide before it prevents oxygen from reaching the brain and killing you. Keep in mind, however, that if you don’t die, you can have short term effects such as dizziness, loss of consciousness, nausea, breathlessness, and headaches. Long term effects include brain damage and paralysis.


Drown Yourself

The time it takes to drown will vary greatly, such as the water temperature and ability to swim. Typically, a drowning victim will hold their breath for as long as they can once submerged and this will be between 30 and 90 seconds. At this point, they inhale water, cough, splutter, and inhale some more. The water within the lungs prevents gas exchange and makes the airway seal shut. You will feel burning and tearing in your chest before losing consciousness, something that can be very painful.



Most accidental, at-home electrocutions will involve death by arrhythmia, or heart stop. You will usually become unconscious after about 10 seconds. Theoretically, higher currents will lead to quicker unconsciousness, but this is not always the case. You may require more time to die, during which you are in pain. You may also end up with burns from poor conducting materials. It is also possible that the current won’t reach the brain and you may die from the brain heating up or suffocation for the breathing muscle is paralyzed, which is really unpleasant.


Lethal Injection

Most people assume that a lethal injection should be a painless way to die as it was specifically developed for this purpose. It includes an anesthetic thiopental which is supposed to prevent pain, then a paralytic to stop breathing, and potassium chloride to (nearly) instantly stop the heart. The problem is that you would need the proper dose of each drug, and even then you are likely to convulse and heave painfully during the process.


Other Common Ways to Die

Another popular method is cutting your wrists, but it will take a long time to bleed out and carries the risk of infection. If you don’t do it right, you will painfully bleed for several minutes and death would take two to four hours. Some people choose to set themselves on fire, but this is perhaps the most painful method of death. Others will try jumping in front of a moving bus, car, train, or truck, but most people are saved, with painful injuries.

If you start to truly contemplate suicide, talk to a loved one or get support. The following video can help you realize just how precious life truly is: 


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  • LaasyaOct.21 01:16
    I am 13 right now but I want to die because of my parents and my brother. My parents give me what I want only if I give them what they want like wth and they give me no love. Every single day after school and when I come home all I hear is yelling and sometimes I even prefer staying in school or even living there. My brother is so annoying he annoys me so much that I want to die so much. He says he loves me no you don't you hit me a lot and it really hurts. My parents hit me too but I don't want to call child abuse cause then my parents will hit me even more. I always feel like stabbing myself with a knife. I always want to do it but sometimes I am scared. I just want a loving family who accepts who I am and not changing me. My parents force me to do things that I don't want to do. I HATE MY LIFE AND I JUST WANT TO DIE.But I have all these wonderful friends who accept who I am but my family does not. I sometimes wish I was not even borne in this family or get adopted. I know some of you will say that I was at least borne with a family but i prefer to be by myself or even homeless because I don't care, I just want a loving family who likes me and accepts me the way I am and don't hurt me.
  • Gabriella Oct.20 20:54
    There is no soul and there is no God. Life is futile
  • Gabriella Oct.20 20:52
    Temazepam in high dose mix with alcohol and painkillers especially opiates should provide a comfortable exit. That's my plan x
  • abdullahOct.19 18:23
    life is hopeless.. the worlds fucked up ...the people dont care about each other and we have to die one day anyway so why not now ? only if my religion allowed to commit sucide i would have been dead last year but ya know if i do commit sucide i am gonna be in hell for enternity so.....
  • AnoymousOct.19 15:28
    Who the hell invented Money??????????? Money is the tool of Satan it is the thing that motivates humans to kill each other...
  • Sai Charan ReddyOct.19 14:33
    I want to die on the spot can anyone tell me the best way to die without pain?
  • RitulOct.19 00:22
    There is so much more in life. Love yourself and little things in life. Take things with a positive approach and be thankful to God who has blessed you with everything. It's gonna be fine. I promise things will get better. Never stop believing in yourself. Love your life. Spread happiness. -Ritul
  • JupiterOct.18 17:07
    Pluto is still a planet to me.
  • MilanOct.18 06:22
    I put my sadness in a box about 30 years ago, after being raped and tortored from the age of 5 till 14 when I finally ran away, but it has found a way out know I feel so separate and alone in a crowd, my family is dead to me , my friends have moved on who wants to be with a sad person.....the love of my life has no idea what love or compassion means. I am 51 and so tired, I think sleep is the best thing.
  • GrssOct.18 03:34
    I promised my best friend i wouldn't kill myself.. but fuck... it's so hard... i want to die dah after fucking day... i want to tell her.. but we already dealt with this last year with one of my friends and her seeing him makes mine and her anxiety spike up so high and i just... i dont want her to avoid me. She's my best friend in this whole fucking universe. I cant even... i just.. i want to DIE
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