I want to die
Alex, I want to kill myself
Hi there and welcome to Ask Alex.
Thank you for getting in touch with us here at Ask Alex. It sounds like you are going through a really difficult time right now, but you are so brave to contact us and tell us how you are feeling.
If you are having thoughts of suicide, it is very important to speak to someone as soon as possible, as there is support out there for you. If you need immediate help, you can contact the Gardaí at 999 or 112; both these numbers are freephone numbers.
You can contact Pieta House (www.pieta.ie/) who offer a free crisis helpline for people with suicide ideation and self-harm on 1800 247 247 or Text HELP to 51444. There is also the Samaritans (www.samaritans.
org/ireland/how-we-can-help/ contact-samaritan/) who offer a free phone service on 116 123.
Have you been able to speak to an adult you trust about how you are feeling? They would be able to help you get the right support. Your GP also would be aware of local supports and be able to link you in with those too.
If you would like to have a chat about how you’re feeling, you can always contact us here at Childline, by clicking on the Live Chat button on this website, or giving us a call on 1800 66 66 66. You can talk about anything you want to, and we are here to listen to whatever you would like to say. We are open 24-hours a day, every day of the year. You are not alone, we care about you. Please get in touch with us soon.
Take care of yourself,
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