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Wanting to be brave

Your Question

Hi Alex, For every moment of my life I live with the devastating pain of life, I wish it all could just go away but I’m way too weak to take that one step. How do I stop being such a failure and gain some bravery?

Answer

Hi there and welcome to Ask Alex.

First and foremost, we want you to know that it takes immense courage to open up about the pain you’re feeling, and we’re so glad that you reached out to us. Please know that you’re not alone in this, and there are people who care about you deeply.

Feeling overwhelmed by the weight of life is something many of us experience at some point. It’s ok to feel lost or overwhelmed, but it’s also important to remember that these feelings don’t define your worth or strength as a person. You’re not a failure; you’re simply facing challenges that are incredibly difficult.

Building bravery doesn’t happen overnight, and it certainly doesn’t mean you have to face everything alone. Sometimes, taking that first step towards healing means reaching out for support. Whether it’s talking to a trusted friend, family member, or looking for professional help, know that there are people who want to help you get through this difficult time.

It’s ok to not have all the answers right now, and it’s ok to ask for help. Remember, bravery isn’t about being fearless; it’s about facing your fears and challenges head-on, even when it feels terrifying. You have the strength within you to overcome this, and there are resources available to help you along the way. This article may be helpful for you www.childline.ie/stop-beating-yourself-up-why-we-all-need-more-self-compassion/. There are organisations which may be helpful to you also such as www.aware.ie/ and www.jigsaw.ie.

If you ever feel like you can’t talk to someone you know just yet, please consider reaching out to the Childline Team. We’re available 24/7, offering non-judgmental, confidential support to young people like yourself. You can phone us for free at 1800 66 66 66 or if you prefer to webchat with us, just click on theĀ purple Messenger circle at Childline.ie. We are here for you any time, for any reason.

You’re never alone in this journey, and there are people who care deeply about you and want to support you every step of the way. You matter, and your well-being is important.

Take care of yourself, and remember to be gentle with yourself as you go through this challenging time. You’re stronger than you realise, and brighter days are ahead.

Alex

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