I panic when I'm in school
|I keep having to go to the school bathrooms because i can’t breathe properly, And i start panicking. I’m in 3rd year so stress is really really high right now and it’s hard trying to balance school out with normal life skills. I don’t knows what to do anymore|
Hello there, welcome to Ask Alex, we’re here to listen and support you.
It sounds like you’re going through a really tough time right now, and we want to assure you that your feelings are completely valid. The stress that comes with being in third year can be overwhelming, and it’s completely normal to feel this way.
Firstly, we want to say that you’re not alone in this. Many young people face similar challenges, and there are people who care about your well-being. It’s important to reach out to a trusted adult, like a parent, teacher, or school counsellor, and let them know what you’re experiencing. They can provide guidance and support to help you manage your stress and anxiety.
ISPCC has Digital Mental Health and Wellbeing programmes that can help with mild to moderate anxiety. You can find out more about them here www.ispcc.ie/guided-digital-programmes/. There is also a very good article on the Childline website which you may find helpful www.childline.ie/what-is-a-panic-attack-and-what-can-you-do-about-it/.
If you ever find it difficult to talk to someone you know, remember Childline is available 24/7. You can contact us at 1800 66 66 66 or chat with us online at www.Childline.ie (just click on the orange Live Chat tab to start your chat) Childline is a non-judgmental and confidential service, so you can talk openly about your feelings and concerns with us. We are here to listen, support you, and help you explore your options.
We want you to know that you don’t have to go through this alone. There are people who care about you and want to help. Reach out to a trusted adult or Childline, and together, we can work through this challenging time. You’re stronger than you think, and there are brighter days ahead. Take care of yourself.
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