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I thought they were friends

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A lot of people, I thought were my friends, have been being horrible to me. Things like leaving me out of everything, saying horrible things to me and physically hurting me. All of this makes me feel completely alone and I have had suicidal thoughts. I’d like to know what you think I should do


Hello there, thank you for reaching out,

Firstly, we want to say that we’re truly sorry you’re going through such a difficult time. It takes a lot of courage to reach out and talk about these painful experiences, and we commend you for doing so. Feeling betrayed and isolated by people you once considered friends can be incredibly distressing, and it’s understandable that it’s left you feeling alone and overwhelmed.

You are never alone in your struggles however, even though it might feel that way right now. It’s important to remember that you deserve to be treated with kindness and respect, and nobody has the right to hurt you, whether it’s physically or emotionally. It’s okay to feel hurt and angry about what’s been happening, but please know that you are not defined by the actions of others.

We want you to know that there are people who care about you and want to support you through this challenging time. The Childline team are here for you, ready to listen without judgment and offer guidance and support. Whether you need someone to talk to or help exploring your options, we are available 24 hours a day, every day. Freephone us on 1800 66 66 66 or Live Chat with us through

It’s important to prioritise your safety and well-being, so if you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, please reach out for help immediately. You can contact the emergency services on 999 or 112. You are not alone, and there are people who can help you get through these tough times. You deserve to feel safe, loved, and valued, and there is hope for a brighter future ahead.

Remember, you are stronger than you realise, and you have the power to overcome this adversity. You deserve to be surrounded by people who uplift and support you, and it’s okay to distance yourself from those who bring negativity into your life. Here are a coupe of articles you may find helpful;;

Take care of yourself, and know that there are people who care about you deeply. The  Childline Team are waiting to talk with you whenever you are ready,


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