Pat's Answer

To Pat / 18 July 2020

I convince myself that I am going to die

Your Question

Why do I always convince myself I’m going to die?

From Pat / 10 August 2020


Hello, you are very welcome to Ask Pat. 

You have asked why you always convince yourself that you are going to die. It sounds like this reasoning is something that you are worried about. 

Have you spoken to anybody about the way you are feeling? You have the right to talk to somebody, to an adult that you feel comfortable talking to. Talking things through with others can sometimes be a great help in understanding why we think and do things that we are unable to explain ourselves. You also have the right to help and support for whatever you may be going through. It would be important that you talk to someone to help you find out why you are having these thoughts.

If you do not know who to chat with just now, perhaps chatting with Childline about your thoughts and feelings on this may help you. Childline is a listening service, available to young people 18 years and under. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We do not judge anything that you say or do and you can contact us free by phone at 1800 66 66 66 or text on 50101. You can access our web chat through our website Also on our website, you may like to read over the Advice and Info section, where you might find some useful articles to help you. 

Thank you so much for getting in contact with us at Ask Pat. 

I hope this is of some help, we would love to chat more to you. Please get in touch.

Take care, 


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