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My life is fine but I just wanna die

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My life is fine but I just dont wanna be alive anymore. I just wanna die


Hi there,

You are so welcome to Ask Pat today. You seem to have a lot on your mind. You are telling us you don’t want to be alive anymore.

Sometimes a person may not know the reason for suicidal thoughts and feelings. When things in your life are fine as you say, it can be confusing when on the inside you do not feel yourself. You are not to blame for feeling suicidal. It is okay not to always be feeling okay.

We would be very concerned that you are wanting to take your own life, as you have the right to be here and to be supported with your mental health. The adults in your life have a responsibility to be there for you. What would it be like to open up to someone at home or school about how you have been struggling? However, you do not have to decide right now, who in your life you may choose to talk to.

You also have the right to reach out for professional help. You have a right to talk with your GP and look at options available to you. One option may be counselling. There are organisations that offer support to young people who have suicidal ideation. One such organisation is Pieta House who offer free counselling to young people. All the enquiries for therapy can be talked through with them. You can find their information here The Childline website also has a section describing suicide. It may help you in understanding a bit more about the feelings you are experiencing. This can be found at

As always, at Childline we would be more than happy to talk with you. You are never alone with these thoughts and feelings, as we are here to listen to you 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. There are a few ways you can get in touch with us. You may chat to us on the phone 1800 66 66 66, text us on 50101 or get through to us on web chat at

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us. You are very brave to be so honest. Take care for now. We hope to hear from you soon.


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