To Pat / 17 June 2020
Should I tell my friends that I am suicidal
im sucidal and cause self harm should i tell my friends also im developing a eating disorder what do i do
From Pat / 24 June 2020
Hi there, you are very welcome to Ask Pat.
It sounds like you have such a lot going on for you. You say that you are suicidal and self-harming, and you are also developing an eating disorder. You are very brave to contact us and to be able to tell us how you are feeling.
We would be concerned that you are feeling the way you are. As a child you have the right to be safe and to be happy. You also have the right to talk to somebody about how you are feeling and what is going on for you. This person would be somebody who you feel comfortable talking to, a trusted adult, a parent, another adult, a friend.
There are services that can support young people in situations like yours. PIETA www.pieta.ie offers help to people who are self-harming or feeling suicidal, and BodyWhys www.bodywhys.ie supports people who have eating disorders. You can look at their website and maybe get some information which will help you.
Childline is also here for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There will always be somebody here to talk/chat with you. Our phone number is 1800 66 66 66. Our text number is 50101 and our website link is www.childline.ie . On our website, there are articles on self-harm, suicide and eating disorders www.childline.ie/how-i-feel/. There are also some answered questions on Ask Pat which may like to read. All of the Childline services are free, confidential and non-judgmental.
Please get in touch with us and we can chat some more about the options that are available to you.
Thank you for contacting us here at Ask Pat. We hope to hear from you soon.