Alex's Answer

I am depressed and anxious and want to get better, but everything brings me down

Your Question

hey alex i think i have anxiety and im very depressed because i have no friends, people bully me and say “go kill yourself” which makes me want to do it and an abusive dad who shouts at me for no reason so can you please help me? because i want to get better but everything just brings me down 


Hi there,  

Thank you so much for contacting Ask Alex today. We appreciate you trusting us with such a big and personal question. We know that talking about feelings can be a really difficult step to take but it is an important one in helping you through a tough time. We would like to acknowledge how brave you are by being honest and open about how you feel as we know how tough it can be for young people to share their experiences.   

It sounds like you are going through a really tough time at home and also feeling isolated at school as you say that you have no friends and people bully you.   

Regarding your home life, it does seem like there may be some concerns around your safety. No one has the right to hurt you and you have the right to seek support from the Gardai or Tusla Child and Family services. Tusla can be contacted via this website: If you feel you are a risk to your own safety or in any danger from others at any time, you also have the right to contact a GP, the emergency services by calling  112  or  999  at no charge or you could present yourself at your closest A&E department.   

You have the right to feel safe and happy in your life in general and in your home and at school in particular. You also have the right to seek support and care for your health and wellbeing. The following websites;; are for organisations specifically designed to help young people who are struggling with their wellness and may be of interest to you.  

We hope that you have found some of the information useful, thank you for sharing your question and keep safe.  


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