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I feel emotionally drained

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I feel like I’m being emotionally drained and abused


Hi there,
Thanks for reaching out to Ask Alex. We are really sorry to hear that you are feeling emotionally drained and abused.
Feeling emotionally drained can have a very negative effect on us, both emotionally and physically. While everyone can experience it differently, symptoms can include a lack of motivation, trouble sleeping, tiredness, headaches, low mood, and feelings of hopelessness. You mention the word abuse, so we are not sure if these feelings are resulting from an individual and how they are treating you or if there are other areas of your life causing you to feel this way.
You deserve to be supported during this time – you don’t have to deal with this on your own. Do you have a trusted adult in your life that you would be comfortable talking to, like a parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent, or school counsellor maybe? It would be good to talk about what is causing these feelings and understand what options you have to address the cause. It is also a good time to practice self-care – things like getting enough sleep, eating well, getting out in the fresh air, and journaling can all help alleviate the symptoms.
There are also some articles on the Childline website that might be useful to read:
If you don’t know who to turn to, please remember that we are always here to listen at Childline, 24/7, 365 days a year, if you would like to chat. We won’t judge you or tell you what to do; we are here to listen and help you figure things out. You can call us at 1800 66 66 66, or we have an online chat service if you would find that easier. You can find it on our website at, just click on the Live Chat tab.
Thanks for sharing your question; we hope this helps, and please remember that you don’t have to deal with this on your own.
Take care for now,

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