I’m sad what do I do?
I’m sad what do I do
Hi, you are very welcome to Ask Pat.
Thank you for your question. We know it can be difficult to reach out but we also know how great it is for young people to talk about their problems. Speaking about and sharing what is going on for you is a big step forward, well done.
We are sorry to hear that you are feeling sad and would really like to chat to you some more about what is going on for you. Ask Pat respects that your feelings are unique to you. Have you thought about explaining this feeling to a trusted adult in your life, perhaps a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle or an adult that you feel comfortable talking to? It is important that you understand why you are feeling sad and to look at ways that can make you feel happy because you have the right to be happy.
Childline is available if you would like to talk about what sad means to you. How would you feel about giving us a call on 1800 66 66 66 or a text at 50101 or even have a web chat with us through www.childline.ie so that we could help you look at the options that are available to you should you need more help? The services are free and confidential and are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Childline does not trace phone numbers or IP addresses and we really put values on your feelings and thoughts.
You might enjoy having a look at our Headbombz video, it’s about how talking can help us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLHqkH0epdI. There are also some articles on the Childline website which may be useful to you: www.childline.ie/feelings-and-emotions ; www.childline.ie/how-i-feel/ These articles may also be helpful: www.yourmentalhealth.ie; www.pieta.ie; www.aware.ie/information/depression/.
Thank you again for getting in touch and sharing how you are feeling as we appreciate how hard it can be do. Mind yourself and know that you are not alone, Childline is here for you whenever you feel you want to share more.