Pat's Answer

I'm scared that the way I am feeling isn't gonna go away

Your Question

I always talk to my mam about I am feeling and I told her how I am feeling but before I would feel better she knew but now I don’t know it’s like when something gets Into my head bad or good it won’t go away and it stays there and I’m scared that the way i’m feeling isn’t gonna go away my uncle killed himself 2 years ago but I have thoughts all today I wasn’t feeling good the last few days I just don’t know I am scared I am talking about how I am feeling and it doesn’t change I reaching out to yous to help me but my head isn’t good


Hi there,

Thank you so much for reaching out to us. It seems like things have been hard for you recently. In the past you found help through talking to your Mam. Lately that has not been working for you. You have also let us know about your uncle, who took his life only 2 years ago. Seems like there is a lot on your mind.

This must be really tough on you. You have been having thoughts that feel stuck and will not go away. It is understandable you would feel scared that this won’t change for you. After losing your uncle to suicide it is only natural you may be struggling a little with your mental health. We want you to know that it is okay not to feel good all the time and that feelings are temporary and don’t last forever.

Sounds like you have usually been quite good at reaching out to your mam and now to us here at Childline. Well done for that, as we recognize it is not always easy to talk about how you are feeling. You are very aware that this time, you need a little more support. You have the right to professional help. GPs in Ireland are there for young people struggling with mental health difficulties. They can look at options with you.

Also, there are many organizations that you can reach out to. is one such organisation. They work with young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health in several ways. You can find out about their services in your area here

Writing to us at Ask Pat is so brave of you. Maybe you would like to continue chatting to us. You can do this by freephone at 1800 66 66 66, by text at 50101 or web chat through We do not judge you nor will we tell you what to do. We will chat with you and see what options are available to you. You do not have to go through these thoughts and feelings alone. Childline is open 24-hours every day, so there is always somebody here to talk with you by phone, text, or web chat.

We appreciate you taking the time to talk to us. We wish you the best going forward and hope you can find the support that is right for you.

Thank you,


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