Info and Advice

To Pat / 11 May 2019

Question Title
Depressed

Your Question
Can u still be depressed without selfharming urself but still thinking about it of course
Pat / 24 Jul 2019
Answer
It sounds like you are feeling depressed and are having thoughts of harming yourself. We would be concerned about that. You have a right to be safe and a right to get help and support and you have taken a step towards that by contacting Ask Pat. Sometimes it helps to talk to a trusted adult, for example a teacher, your doctor or a parent or another family member. If you are not quite ready to do that yet you might like to talk to Childline. You can talk to Childline on line on childline.ie or you can text 50101 to talk to Childlines freetext service. Both of these services are available from 10am to 4am every day. You can also phone Childline on its freephone number 1800666666. This service is available 24 hours a day every day.
Take Care,
Pat