I want to be normal
Why can’t I be normal?
Hi there, welcome to Ask Alex.
Thank you for reaching out to us here at Ask Alex – we are here to help and support you.
You are asking, “Why can’t I be normal?”
Normal isn’t a fixed thing; we are all different and look, think, and behave differently. Normal is different for everyone and how we all perceive it. We also process things differently, so most people’s idea of normal is completely different.
Feeling “normal” can be subjective and varies from person to person. It’s important to remember that everyone is unique, and there’s no single definition of normal. If you’re concerned about your mental or emotional well-being, it might be helpful to talk to a mental health professional who can provide guidance and support. They can help you understand your feelings and experiences in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
Alternatively, do you think you have another trusted adult that you could speak to about how you are feeling? This adult could be a teacher, youth worker, or neighbour. It can really help to share our thoughts.
You can also reach out to us here at Childline. We are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, and you can contact us either by phone at 1800 66 66 66 or via Live Chat at www.childline.ie (just click the orange Live Chat tab). We would love to hear more about what is going on for you. You can chat about your home situation, or you can chat about anything else; the choice is yours. We are not here to judge you and offer you a safe space to chat.
Take care of yourself, and please remember that you are not alone.
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