Pat's Answer

My anxiety disorder and depression are killing me

Your Question

does it honestly get better? because I cannot keep this up. My severe anxiety disorder the depression is killing me. I’m just worthless 


Hi there, you are very welcome to Ask Pat.   

Thanks for reaching out, we know often it is not an easy thing to do but we also know how important it is for young people to share their worries. Talking about and sharing what is going on for you is a big step forward and a very brave thing to do.  

You have asked: does it get better? It sounds like you are having a difficult time with anxiety, depression and how you feel about yourself. That can feel like a big weight on you and can make things hard to deal with.  

You have the right to feel valued and to receive support and to access advice that will help you. Is there a trusted adult you can speak to about this? This could be a family member such as a parent or aunt or uncle or even someone outside of the family like a sports coach or youth worker. Maybe they can help you get some support on how to manage and understand these big feelings.  

You can get medical help for coping with anxiety and depression, have you tried linking in with your GP about mental health services that are available to you? They may be able to direct you to some helpful services and you can ask an adult you feel comfortable with to help you with this. There are also some really useful websites which may help you understand what is going on for you at the minute:;  (if you are over 16). The Childline website has some articles too which you can have a look through:  

You do not have to go through this alone. If you feel you cannot talk to somebody you know just yet, Childline is here twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and the services are free and confidential. Childline will listen to you, focus on you and can help you to go through the options for support that are available to you. You can contact us through our telephone service on 1800 66 66 66, through our text service on 50101, or by webchat through our website:

We hope that you have found this response helpful. Remember, you have taken a big step in reaching out for help and describing what is going on for you.  

We hope to hear from you soon. Take care of yourself,  



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