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Death Threats

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I am given death threats by my family and I also cut my hand should I call childlike?

Answer

Hi there,
 
Thank you so much for reaching out to us. We want to start by saying how brave you are for asking for help, and we’re very concerned to hear about what you’re going through. Experiencing death threats from your family and self-harming are serious issues, and no one should have to face these alone.
 
All young people under the age of 18 have the right to feel safe and supported. If you ever feel unsafe at home, it’s important to contact emergency services immediately by dialling 999 or 112. They are there to help you and ensure your safety. Additionally, if you’ve been cutting your hand, it’s crucial to seek medical attention. You have the right to medical help, and it’s important to take care of your physical health.
 
We want you to know that you are never alone. The Childline team is here for you, ready to support you and explore your options with you right away. We understand how difficult it can be to talk about these things, but our team is trained to listen without judgment and provide the help you need.
 
Childline is open 24 hours a day, every day. You can contact us for free at 1800 66 66 66, or if you prefer to chat online, you can reach us via Messenger at www.Childline.ie (just click on the purple chat icon). We’re here to support you whenever you need it.
 
Remember, reaching out for help is a courageous step, and you deserve to feel safe and supported. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or emergency services if you’re ever in immediate danger.
 
Take care and stay safe,
Alex

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