Pat's Answer

I think I have anxiety, I worry about everything

Your Question

i think i have anxiety. i worry about things really bad, and im always really tiredive tried reaching out to people but they dont believe me and think im being difficult. what should i do? 

Answer

Welcome to Ask Pat, your question is really important to us.  

You say you think you may have anxiety and feel you are not believed and are wondering what to do. You mentioned also that you worry a lot and always feel really tired.  

We are sorry to hear that when you reached out to others that you were not believed, listened to or supported. You are very brave to get in contact with us and open up to tell us about your feelings. We understand that is not always easy to do so, especially when you were not listened to or believed in the past. Well done you!  

You have the right to get help and support for your feelings. You also have a right to professional help, like talking to your doctor or to a counsellor, to share your feelings and thoughts about being anxious, worrying and feeling tired. You have the right to be listened to and to be heard. It is important for your own mental and physical well-being that you get this help and support.  

Here are some websites that might be of help to you: www.jigsaw.iewww.yourmentalhealth.ie;  www.aware.ie. These are organisations that help and support people who are going through what you are going through. The Childline website also has some articles which you may like to look at www.childline.ie/how-i-feel/.

You are very welcome to talk to the Childline Team by phone on 1800 66 66 66, by text on 50101 or through web chat on www.childline.ie , Childline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our services are free, non-judgmental, and confidential. Childline is here for you whenever you would like to talk, or chat and we really would love to listen to you. Childline offers you the space to talk about whatever you choose. You never need to have a problem to get in touch with us, but we are here for you then too. We will explore what options are available to you, and you can come back to us as many times as you feel you need to.  

Thank you for reaching out to Ask Pat and sharing how you are feeling, as again, we appreciate how hard it can be for some people. Mind yourself and know that Childline is here for you whenever you feel you want to share more.  

Take care, 

Pat  

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