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Things are really bad for me right now

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Hiya things are really bad for me right now I’ve been thinking about ending things each night can get real hard beucsde I’m trying to keep on going but at this rate I honestly want to give up and I’m scared one night soon I might. I tried telling ppl around me but they thought I was doing it as part of some sorta trend what should I do


Hello, you are very welcome to Ask Pat. 

Thank you so much for trusting us with your thoughts. We know it can be difficult, but we also know how great it is for young people to share their problems. Talking about and sharing what is going on for you is a big step forward.  

You are saying that things are really bad for you right now and that you have been thinking about suicide. You say you are trying to keep going but you want to give up and you are scared one night you may try to kill yourself. You say you tried telling people around you, but they thought it was just part of some trend. You are asking what you should do. 

We are really concerned to hear that you are feeling suicidal and want to give up on your life. You have a right to get help and support with how you are feeling right now. You have the right to feel safe and live a happy life. If you ever feel like you might be about to act on your suicidal feelings, you can call the emergency services at 999 or 112 and get help straight away.  

We are sorry to hear that you are going through a tough time. It sounds like you are going through a lot. You are very brave to contact Ask Pat today. You are taking the right steps in reaching out and seeking help. You have the right to live and be happy and safe. You mention things are bad for you and that you tried telling people. Itook courage for you to tell someone about how you were feeling, and we are sorry that they did not believe you or support you. You have a right to get help and support. We at Childline would really like to chat to you more about what is going on for you, what makes you feel that you do not want to be around anymore. How would you feel about contacting us in Childline for a chat? Childline respects that your feelings are unique to you, and you have a right to those feelings.   

Have you thought about explaining how you are feeling to your family, another trusted adult, or another person you feel comfortable talking to in your life? This could be an aunt, uncle, teacher, or school counsellor. You do not have to go through this alone. It is important for your mental well-being that you get the support you deserve. There are organisations that might be of help to you:;;[email protected] These are just some websites that you could look at, which might help you understand what is going on for you or they may be able to offer direction how you can avail of other supports. The Childline website has some articles too, which you can have a read through, and 

Childline is here for you and we really would love to listen to you. The Childline Team are waiting for you whenever you would like to talk or chat. You are welcome to talk to Childline by phone on 1800 66 66 66, by text on 50101 or through web chat on These services are open 24-hours a day, every day and are free and confidential.    

We hope that you find some of the above helpful. Remember you have already made a great attempt in reaching out.    

We hope to hear from you soon. Take care of yourself,    


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