burn cut drown electrocute hang harm hurt inject injure kill nick prick rupture scratch starve
The 'hang' groupThese verbs are concerned with doing physical harm to yourself, accidentally or intentionally. This includes:
injuring part of the body e.g. burn, cut
killing yourself in some way e.g. drown, electrocute
As we know from whenever we cut ourselves and watch a scab form, blood darkens as it gets older.
If she'd wanted to drown herself there was a swimming pool handy.
Children had seen a man up a tree with a noose round his neck. He was threatening to hang himself.
It offers advice and suggestions on how others might support young people who harm themselves.