Pat's Answer

To Pat / 25 May 2020

Will I kill myself?

Your Question

will i kill myself

From Pat / 29 May 2020


Welcome to Ask Pat,

It seems like you are asking should you kill yourself. Childline are very sorry that you are feeling this way and we would be very concerned that you are asking this question. You are very brave contacting us, and you have the right to be heard.

We are always really concerned if a young person writes about wanting to kill themselves. Young people have the right to support to help them understand themselves and how they feel.

It sounds like you might be going through a very difficult time. There are services available to support you such as if you feel ready to contact them. You may also find useful information on the website run by HSE 

Childline are here to listen to you without judgement and to explore with you the options that you feel may help you to work out what is making you feel so low. We would believe that talking makes us stronger. Talking helps people to reach out and get the support that is there.

Our Childline website has further information that you may find helpful. In the section ‘Info and Advice’ there are articles about ‘How I feel’, you might find it useful to see what information is there.

Childline is here to listen to you, always. Remember when you talk to Childline, you can talk through your thoughts, feelings and options. You can call us 24/7 on 1800 66 66 66 or text us at 50101. You can also log into the Live Messaging service on this website and chat to us there. All of our services are free and your chat will be confidential. However, if you wanted to, Childline could help to put you in touch with services that are there to make sure all young people under the age of 18 are safe. We can only do this though, if you give us identifying information, that is why we will always ask you to just give us your first name or to make up a name, until you feel the time is right for you to get that help.

Take care,


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