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Can't bring myself

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Why can’t I bring myself to kill myself


Hello there, thanks so much for your question.
First, we want to say how brave you are for reaching out. It’s not easy to share these feelings, and it’s important to acknowledge that you’re taking a crucial step by talking about it. Feeling overwhelmed and struggling with thoughts of self-harm and/or suicide is incredibly tough, but it’s also a sign that something needs to change in your life. You deserve support and understanding.
Sometimes, people experience intense emotions that make them feel trapped and hopeless. It can feel like there’s no way out. However, it’s important to know that there are many people and resources available to help you through this. If you ever feel unsafe or in immediate danger, please contact emergency services at 999 or 112. Or you can present yourself to your nearest Emergency Department.
There are several resources that can offer you support. provides help to those experiencing suicidal thoughts and self-harm, and they have a team ready to assist you. Additionally, you can reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting 50808 for immediate support via text message. Both those organisations are available 24/7.
Remember, you are never alone. The Childline team is here for you too. You can contact us any time for any reason. We too are here 24/7/365. We offer you a space to talk confidentially, anonymously and without judgment.
Please reach out for support real soon. There are people who care about you, and want to help you on your journey to better days.
Look after yourself, know that you do not have t go through anything on your own,

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