Pat's Answer

To Pat / 02 Dec 2019

Topic: Depression

Your Question

How do I know if I have depression? Like I feel really low and stressed sometimes and have felt and thought about dying, but nothing bad has happened in my life really and I just don’t know if I’m being a bit dramatic. Thank you.

From Pat / 17 Jan 2019


It sounds like you are worried that you might have depression. You mention that you feel really low and stressed sometimes and are having thoughts about dying. We would be concerned about that.

You have a right to be safe and a right to get help and support around how you are feeling. Sometimes it helps to talk to a trusted adult about how you are feeling, for example a teacher, your doctor, a parent or another family member.

If you are not quite ready to do that yet, you might like to talk to Childline. You can talk to Childline online on this website, or you can text 50101 to talk to Childline’s free text service. Both of these services are available from 10am to 4am every day.

You can also phone Childline on its freephone number 1800 66 66 66. This service is available 24 hours a day, every day.

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