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When will I get my period

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When will my period get here! also I hate myself, what do I do Alex? 

Answer

“Hi there, thank you for contacting Ask Alex. 
 
We know it can be hard to open up about what is going on in your life, and we appreciate you speaking with us. 
 
You asked when you will you get your period. In our reply, we will refer to menstruation. This is a very sensible and brave question to ask. We are sorry to hear that you have been questioning yourself. 
 
Puberty is a cycle, and we cannot determine the exact time you would begin to menstruate because many factors affect it such as health, weight, genetics, and more. You can find more information here on when you will start to have a menstruation: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/periods-overview/#. This article is written by the HSE and can be referenced for issues such as periods, what to do, conditions to look out for, and changes when you begin your period. We hope it can help you and that you will feel more comfortable with yourself havingmthis information.
 
Likewise, if you have a trusted friend/adult, you can also speak with them about how you feel and share your frustrations to lessen the stress on you. You can read more on handling stress here: https://www2.hse.ie/mental-health/issues/stress/
 
We are sorry to hear that you hate your life. You deserve to be happy, and everyone has the right to feel supported. Here is an article that addresses mental health and many issues such as depression which can come up and how to recognize it: spunout.ie/voices/advice/talk-about-mental-health-2.  
 
However, it may help to speak with some trusted and trained volunteers about what is going on in your life and questions regarding puberty, and Childline is the top safest place to speak to. Because we have a team here at Childline who are prepared to listen to you. We will not judge you or tell you what to do, we will go through options which are available to you. Whenever you are ready to express your ideas and feelings, we are here for you. We are accessible every day of the week, round-the-clock. You can reach us over the phone at 1800 66 66 66 or online at www.childline.ie/ (just click the orange Live Chat tab to start a chat).
  
Thanks again for reaching out and remember, we are always here to listen.  
Alex    

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