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I want to die but I’m afraid

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Hey I want to die but I’m afraid


Hi, and welcome to Ask Alex.  

This can be a very difficult subject to discuss and to look for help for so we would like to praise you for making the hard first step of putting your feelings out there.  

You say you want to die but you are afraid. Being at the point of wanting to die must mean that you are having a very difficult time at the moment, and we want to acknowledge how tough this must be for you. You are not alone; we see you and hear you. Remember, these are just thoughts that don’t have to be acted upon. 

We would be very concerned for your wellbeing and safety and recommend that you speak to a trusted adult in your life so that they can help you find the support you deserve. This can be a parent or family member, GP, teacher, sports trainer etc. whoever you feel comfortable with and who will support you. Thinking of taking your own life or of harming yourself in anyway is not what anybody would like to see for you. There are many different organisations that offer support around suicidal feelings and self-harming behaviours such as: ,,, and If you are in danger or need immediate medical assistance at any point, please do contact the emergency service on 999 or 112. 

If you are not yet ready to approach an adult in your day-to-day life, then you could contact Childline through our web chat at, by text to 50101 or by phone on 1800 66 66 66. Childline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is a free and confidential service. We are non-judgemental, and we will not tell you what to do instead we can help you explore what options may be available to you.   

These thoughts and feelings are something that with the proper support are very likely to pass but we know, at this moment in time, it may not feel that way. Sending your message was an excellent start, we believe that you can get the support you need and deserve, and that there are better things to come in your future.   

We are always here; you never have to feel alone.  

Look after yourself.  


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