Pat's Answer

To Pat / 25 May 2019

Topic: Death

Your Question

hi pat. Everytime i look at someone, i think your going to die. I keep thinking about death and my family and im really scared. Please help me. Im petrified.

From Pat / 24 July 2019


Hi there, you are very welcome to Ask Pat, thank you for contacting us.

Sounds like you are going through a difficult time at the moment, thinking about death and your family and you say you are really scared. It is understandable that you feel scared as death can be a scary thought for anyone.

You would have the right to get help and support around the way you are feeling. Perhaps it might help for you to talk to a trusted adult about what is going on for you, perhaps a parent, relation or teacher? Also, we here at Childline are here to listen, support and help you to explore the options that are available to you, our phoneline is open 24 hours a day at 1800 666 666 and it is a confidential, freephone service, we also have a confidential texting service if you would prefer your conversation by text, you can text the word TALK to 50101, you would be more than welcome.

Also, the HSE have a website that we would recommend on You may find some useful information there also.

You have the right to feel safe and to be happy and we are concerned that you are feeling the way you do. You have been very brave in telling us how you are feeling.

It might be helpful for you to talk about this a little more so please feel free to ring or text us if you feel comfortable to.

We wish you well.

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