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I don't want to die, but I don't want to live like this

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im so depressed i dont want to die but i dont want to live like this. i can be happy sometimes but as soon as i come home its instant depression. my family are abusive verbally and physically. i’ve tried to tell my parents how i feel but they just tell me im looking for attention. i need help. i feel like i cant cope with it anymore and i have only one way out. do i have any other options


Welcome to Ask Alex, where we’re here to support you.
We’re really sorry to hear that you’re going through such a tough time. It’s important to remember that you’re not alone, and there are people who want to help.
It’s clear that you’re dealing with a difficult family situation, and it’s sad to hear that you’ve been struggling with depression. It’s important to know that you do have options. First, consider reaching out to a trusted adult, like a teacher, school counsellor, or another family member who can provide emotional support and guidance. have a look at this article from the Childline website, it might be helpful for you Also this one,
You have the right to seek medical and professional help. Speaking with a mental health professional, like a therapist or counsellor, can be incredibly helpful in understanding and managing your feelings. Remember, there are professionals who specialise in helping young people like you, and they can provide you with coping strategies and support. Pieta House is one such organisation, you can find their website here
If you ever feel like you can’t talk to someone you know just yet, you can always call the Childline Team at 1800 66 66 66 or reach out through Live Chat at Our services are non-judgmental and confidential. You are never alone, and there are people available to listen and explore your options with you. Please reach out to us when you need help and support. We are open 24-hours a day, every day! You can chat as much or as little as you need, it is your safe space to talk about whatever you choose. 
We’re here for you, and you’re not alone on this journey. Take care of yourself, we hope to hear from you soon,

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