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My parents mistreat me

Your Question parents have beat me ,mistreated me , hated me , wish I was never born, threathen to kill me , said hurtful things , beat me badly since I was 6 … now im 15 and I dont think I can take this anymore they have taken all my stuff so Im currently using my mother laptop secretly but I really dont know what to do im severely depressed everyday is a question whether I want to live or not. I want my dad to go to jail for all the stuff he has done to me , I hoe soebody can save me 


Hi there, 

Thank you for getting in touch with Ask Alex, we understand how difficult it can be to talk about things well done for reaching out. 

It sounds like you have a lot going on at home, you say your parents have beaten you, are mistreating you in different ways and have threatened to kill you. We are very concerned to hear about everything that is going on. The first thing we would like you to know is that you have the right to feel safe, secure and happy, especially in your own home, we are concerned that you are not safe. Your parents do not have the right to hurt you in any way. If at any time you are feeling unsafe at home, you can contact the Gardaí at 999 or 112. With everything that is going on for you it is understandable that you might be feeling depressed. 

It can be difficult to deal with things all by yourself and a good first step would be talk to a trusted adult about what is happening. Would you have someone in your life that you would be comfortable sharing this with like an aunt or uncle or maybe someone at school? You have the right to get help and support with how you are feeling and around what is happening with your parents. We understand it can be hard asking for help sometimes; so, you might find this article useful    

We know how hard it can be to tell someone we know what is going on, so if you are not sure who you can turn to, please remember that we are always here to listen at Childline, 24/7, 365 days a year, if you would like to chat with us. We are confidential, we won’t judge you or tell you what to do, we are here to listen and to help you figure things out. However, if you do decide that you would like Childline to get you help, then we will contact either the Gardaí if is an immediate risk, or we will contact Túsla (the Child and Family Agency), this will only happen if you give us your information, so it is always your choice. Both these organisations’ job, is to make sure that every young person under the age of 18 in Ireland, is living in a safe environment.   

You can call Childline on 1800 66 66 66 or we have a chat service on our website 

Thanks for sharing your question. We hope this helps and please remember that you don’t have to handle this on your own. 

Take care of yourself, please reach out for support without delay. 


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