Pat's Answer

To Pat / 26 Jan 2020

Topic: I am not well mentally

Your Question

How do i tell my mum i am not well mentally

From Pat / 11 Feb 2020


Hi there, you are very welcome to Ask Pat.

You say you want to tell your mum you are not well mentally and it is understandable that you might find it difficult to talk to her about something like this, but you have the right to talk about how you are feeling, and to get help if you feel you need it.

How do you normally get on with your mam, is she someone you feel comfortable opening up to? Would there be someone you could practice talking about this with?

You are very welcome to discuss this further with Childline on 1800 66 66 66, or you can text us on 50101, or you can talk to us on our webchat service that can be found on

Thank you very much for Asking Pat and we hope to hear from you again soon.

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