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Having a mental breakdown

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Hi I need help my having a mental breakdown and my mum is abusing me

Answer

Hi there, thank you for reaching out to us!
 
We understand how hard it can be to share what you’re going through, and we want you to know that you’ve taken a very brave step by asking for help. It sounds like you’re dealing with a lot right now, and it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed.
 
When you’re experiencing a mental breakdown and facing abuse at home, it can feel incredibly isolating and scary. Please remember, you are never alone in this. We are here to support you, listen to you, and help you find the best way forward. It’s important to talk to someone who can offer you support and guide you through these tough times.
 
Consider talking to a trusted person in your life, like a teacher, counsellor, or family friend. Sometimes, sharing your feelings with someone you trust can provide immediate relief and help you understand your options better. They can offer you emotional support and help you take steps towards a safer and healthier situation.
 
If you’re ever feeling unsafe at home, contact the emergency services immediately by dialling 999 or 112. Your safety is the most important thing, and there are people ready to help you at any time. Don’t hesitate to reach out for immediate assistance if you’re in danger.
 
Remember, you have the right to access medical treatment, especially if you’re experiencing a mental health crisis. Seeking help from a healthcare professional can provide you with the necessary support and treatment to manage your mental health. Don’t hesitate to visit a doctor or mental health specialist who can offer you the care you need.
 
Organisation like Aware and Jigsaw offer support to young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties also. 
 
The Childline team is here for you too, 24 hours a day, every day. We can help you explore your options and provide a listening ear whenever you need it. You can contact us for free at 1800 66 66 66 or chat with us online by clicking the purple chat icon at www.Childline.ie. Your feelings and experiences matter, and we’re committed to supporting you through this difficult time.
 
Please stay safe and know that help is always available.
 
Take care of yourself,
Alex

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