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Skipping school a lot

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hello. ive been skipping school a lot frequently. its not that i dont want to learn, (its the opposite really) nor am i lazy. i just feel like its too much there. there hasnt been a week where i havent skipped atleast one day in it as far as i can think of. i dont have any friends. well, none that i consider friends. i dont feel like theyre truly my friends. i just feel like a lost puppy constantly following them around. they always make me the laughing stock, the subject of their jokes and i can understand whats a joke and that sometimes an insult can be a joke but… i think its too much. if it were a joke i would be genuinely laughing, not sitting here and writing this. i have attempted suicide before, and now its starting to feel like it again. please help.


Hi there, thanks for your question,
Firstly, we want to extend a warm welcome to you and commend you for reaching out. It takes a lot of courage to open up about what you’re going through, and we’re here to listen and support you in any way we can.
It sounds like you’re going through a really tough time, and we want you to know that your feelings are valid. Feeling overwhelmed by school and struggling with friendships can be incredibly isolating, but please remember that you are not alone. There are people who care about you and want to help.
It’s upsetting to hear that you’ve been experiencing bullying from those you thought were your friends. No one deserves to be treated that way, and it’s understandable that it’s taking a toll on your mental health. It’s important to prioritise your well-being and surround yourself with people who uplift and support you. This article may be helpful
We’re deeply concerned to hear that you’ve had thoughts of suicide. Your life is precious, and there is hope for things to get better. It’s okay to ask for help, and we encourage you to reach out to trusted adults or organisations like Pieta House for support. They have trained counsellors who are available 24/7 to talk about your suicidal ideation. Their phone number is 1800 247 247. Or you can text HELP to 51444.
For further support you can always call the Childline Team if you feel you can’t talk to somebody you know just yet. We are open 24 hours a day, every day. You can contact us free at 1800 66 66 66, or by Live Chat at Our service is non judgemental and confidential. We can help you to explore the options that are available to you. You may find this article helpful
You are not alone in this, and there are people who want to help you through this difficult time. Please remember that you matter, and there is hope for a brighter future.
Take care of yourself, and don’t hesitate to reach out for support whenever you need it.

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