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Feeling really down

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Hey Alex, lately i’ve been feeling really down. My favourite subject art feels like a pain and i spend my p.e in the bathrooms at school which is where i am right now. Ive been in this school for three years already, but i dont feel like i have anyone who cares about me and think me as a friend. Ive friends but im always second option to them. The weather is so sunny outside but inside me i feel so sad, and i feel like i want to cry but i cant. My mental health is really going down and im trying to get better but its really hard. I feel so lonely and even in a huge hall of students, i feel like the only one there. Maybe its friends thats the issue but its my last year in this school so its too late to change before i move schools for my senior year. Sorry for the ramble but any pieces of advice or any words would be so so appreciated.


Hi there,  

Thank you so much for reaching out with us here today, you are very welcome. 

It sounds like you are going through a very challenging time, and we want you to know you are not alone in this. Your feelings of sadness, loneliness and being overwhelmed are valid and it’s important to explore them.  

It’s complete normal to experience ups and downs in life but when those feelings start affecting your daily activities, interests and wellbeing, it’s essential to seek help and support. Feeling like you are not a priority to your friends can be incredibly hurtful and it’s understandable that you feel this is contributing to how you are feeling right now.  

We encourage you to consider talking to a trusted adult about what you are going through. This could be a school counsellor, teacher or even a trusted adult in your family.  Seeking professional therapy or counselling can also provide you with tools and strategies to cope with your emotions in a healthy way. 

Additionally, Childline is here to support young people like yourself.  The Childline team is available 24/7 to listen, provide guidance, and explore your options with you.  You can contact us for free by calling 1800 66 66 66 or through our Messenger service at (just click on the purple Messenger tab).

We are also attaching a link of mental health services available to you.  Mental Health Services – spunout.  Opening up, as you are doing here today can be the first step towards getting the help and  moving on to better days.

Remember to be kind to yourself during this difficult time.  It’s okay not to be okay sometimes and its important to treat yourself with compassion and understanding. Engaging in activities that bring you joy and practicing self-care can also help improve your mood. It sounds like you are creative but at the moment you are not drawn to practicing art. How about journaling with some relaxing music? Could this be a selfcare piece for you to practice for now?  

While you may have mixed feelings about moving schools for your senior year, it could also present an opportunity for a fresh start and new connections.  Consider looking at extra -curricular activities where you can meet like-minded people who share your interests.  This article may be helpful for you

You deserve to feel supported and cared for, and there are people who genuinely want to help you through this tough period.  Remember that reaching our is a huge sign of strength.  You are so deserving of happiness and joy. 

Take care of yourself, and reach out once again for support, 


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