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I feel lost I’m 13 years old and I want to leave this world

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Hi Alex I’m reaching out cause I feel lost I’m 13 years old and I want to leave this world I’m crying all day school dosent get any better and I refused to eat my dinners


Hi there, and welcome to Ask Alex. 

It sounds like you’re going through a tough time, and we’re glad you’ve reached out – we know it can be difficult to talk about what’s going on for you and you have been brave by getting in touch. 

You’re saying that you feel lost, that you want to leave this world, you cry all day, school isn’t getting better and you’re refusing to eat your dinner.  It sounds like there’s a lot going on for you at the moment, and this must be really difficult for you.  

We are concerned to hear that you’re feeling this way, but please remember that you’re not on your own. It can be difficult to understand why and how we feel the way we do about ourselves and having thoughts that we don’t want to be in this world can be confusing and scary. 

One way of helping us understand and work through our feelings is to talk to someone about what we are experiencing.  Have you thought about sharing your thoughts with a parent, or an adult that you trust? Your GP is another good person to talk to, and they can help get the right support services for you.  We understand that it’s not always easy to open up to someone about our thoughts, but it can be a good step in helping us feel better about ourselves and to know that we are supported. 

There are also organisations in Ireland that are available such as Pieta House (, phone: 1800 247 247 or text 51444) or Jigsaw ( which help young people going through a tough time. Remember, you can always contact Childline on 1800 666 666, text 50101 or chat online at We would love to chat to you more about how you are feeling. 

Thank you so much for getting in touch with us, and we hope that you feel a little better after sharing how you are feeling.  It’s really important that you remember you’re not alone and that you can contact us 24 hours a day if you’d like to chat to us. 

Take care, 


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