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Not feeling ok

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i think im depressed if not some mental illness as i do not feel okay


Hello there,
First and foremost, we want to extend a warm welcome to you and thank you for reaching out. It takes a lot of courage to acknowledge when things don’t feel quite right, especially when it comes to our mental health. We want you to know that you’re not alone in what you’re feeling. Many teenagers go through periods of uncertainty, sadness, and confusion, and it’s okay to ask for help when you need it.
Feeling depressed or like something isn’t quite right mentally can be overwhelming and isolating, but please know that there are people who care about you and want to support you through this. It’s essential to recognise that what you’re experiencing is valid, and it’s essential to take steps to address it. You deserve to feel happy, healthy, and fulfilled.
If you ever find yourself in a situation where you feel unsafe at home or anywhere else, don’t hesitate to reach out to emergency services at 999 or 112. Your safety and well-being are of the utmost importance.
Seeking professional help from a therapist, counsellor, or mental health professional is incredibly beneficial. They can provide you with the support, guidance, and resources you need to understand your feelings and work through any challenges you may be facing. You have the right to access medical and professional support, and there is no shame in reaching out for help.
Remember, you are never alone. The Childline team is here for you, ready to support you and explore your options with you. We are available 24 hours a day, every day, for free, confidential support. Whether you prefer to talk over the phone at 1800 66 66 66 or chat with us online at through Live Chat, we’re here to listen without judgment and help you in any way we can.
Please know that it’s okay not to be okay, and there is hope for brighter days ahead. Take things one step at a time, and remember that you are worthy of love, support, and happiness. You’re stronger than you know, and with support you can work towards a brighter tomorrow.
Look after yourself,

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