Hello there, welcome to Ask Alex,
it’s clear that you’re going through a challenging time, and we want you to know that it’s okay to feel the way you do. Life can be complex, especially during your teenage years, and it’s entirely normal to question why things are the way they are. We understand that it might be overwhelming, but acknowledging your feelings is an important first step.
Growing up presents its own set of unique experiences and pressures. From getting through school to dealing with societal expectations, it’s common for teenagers to feel a mix of emotions. Remember, you’re not alone in this journey, and seeking support from friends, family, or even a counsellor can provide valuable perspectives and assistance.
It’s important to recognise that life is constantly changing, and what you’re going through now doesn’t define your future. Embracing personal growth and learning to cope with challenges will shape you into a resilient individual. Take small steps, celebrate your achievements, and be patient with yourself. You have the strength to overcome difficulties, and as you go through this phase, remember that there are people who care about you and want to support your well-being.
If you would like to talk about how your life is some more, anonymously, you can chat to the Childline Team. We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Or maybe you would like to chat about something else; and that’s fine too because Childline is here for you, any reason, any time. Our phone number is 1800 66 66 66 or you can use Live Chat on our website www.childline.ie , just click on the Live Chat tab.
Remember, you do not have to go through anything on your own. We care about your well-being, and are here for you whenever you need us. Look after yourself, and reach out soon