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Everyone is going to leave me

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I feel so suicidal and depressed. I feel like everyone is going to leave me and I’m self harming. I can’t feel better no matter how hard I try and I don’t know what to do


Hello there, welcome to Ask Alex.
Thank you for reaching out to us during such a difficult time. It’s incredibly brave of you to share how you’re feeling. We understand that things might feel overwhelmingly tough right now, and we want you to know that we’re here for you. Experiencing suicidal thoughts and self-harm can be very distressing, but you don’t have to go through this alone.
It’s essential to acknowledge that what you’re feeling is valid, and there are ways to get help. Sometimes, when we’re in a dark place, it can seem like nothing will ever get better. However, there are many people who care about you and want to support you. Reaching out to a trusted adult, whether it’s a parent, teacher, or school counsellor, can be a significant first step. They can help you with your feelings and find the right support.
If you’re ever feeling unsafe at home or think you might hurt yourself, it’s important to contact emergency services immediately by calling 999 or 112. Your safety is the most important thing, and there are professionals ready to help you. Remember, you have the right to professional medical care, and there are resources specifically for young people like you.
Organizations like Pieta ( provide support for those struggling with suicidal thoughts and self-harm. They offer free therapy services and have a helpline you can call. Additionally, Jigsaw ( offers mental health support tailored to young people, helping you to manage your feelings and develop coping strategies.
You are never alone in this. The Childline team is here for you 24 hours a day, every day. We are ready to listen and explore your options with you. You can contact us for free at 1800 66 66 66, or through Messenger by clicking on the purple chat icon at We want to ensure you feel supported and understood, no matter what you’re going through.
Take care, and remember, reaching out for help is a sign of strength.
Warm regards,

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