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Am I dumb

Your Question

I want to die cause I’m dumb


Hello, welcome to Ask Alex,
Firstly, let us start by saying that you are not alone. We are here for you, and we want you to know that your feelings are valid. Feeling overwhelmed or inadequate is something many of us experience at some point in our lives, especially during our teenage years when there’s so much pressure to perform and excel in various aspects of life.
It’s essential to understand that feeling “dumb” doesn’t define who you are as a person. Intelligence comes in many forms, and academic success is just one aspect of it. You have unique talents, strengths, and abilities that make you special. Sometimes, it takes time to discover and nurture these qualities, but they are undoubtedly there, waiting to be explored.
We want to assure you that there are people who care about you and want to help. The Childline team is here for you, ready to provide support and guidance whenever you need it. You can reach out to us any time, day or night, by phone at 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat on our website You don’t have to face your struggles alone.
It’s also important to remember that there are options and resources available to help you through this difficult time. Whether it’s talking to a trusted adult, seeking professional counselling, or exploring different interests and activities that bring you joy and fulfilment, there are ways to overcome these feelings of despair and find hope for the future. and are just two of the many organisations that can help support you with your suicidal thoughts and your mental health.
Please know that you are valued, and your life is precious. You have so much potential, and there are brighter days ahead, even if it may not feel like it right now. Take small steps each day to be kind to yourself and to reach out for support when you need it. You are stronger than you realise, and there are people who believe in you, including us.


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