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need to leave or suicide already S-H

Hi Sam,

ive wrote a lot of letters but none have been answered

well here goes

my parents emotionally neglect me and emotionally abuse me I self harm because of it. My friends say that my parents emotionally negect me 2 bexause they saw it when they come to my house.

i need to leave or will end up commuting suicide

whats the best way? I'll do anything!

Ask Sam


Hi there,

Thank you for your letter. I’m really sorry that your letters have not been answered before. I’d like you to know that I have read every letter you’ve sent. ChildLine does care about you and what you are going through, but unfortunately I am not able to answer all letters. You’ve done so well to do this and to try again.

I’m concerned to hear that your parents are being emotionally abusive and neglectful. It sounds really serious that you are self-harming and thinking about suicide because of it. What they are doing is wrong and you deserve to feel happy and safe at home.

At ChildLine we don’t believe that suicide is the answer – there are people that can help you with this and things can be changed. You say you need to leave, and if you did it would be important to go somewhere safe and to be with people you trust. It may help to talk to someone at school about it, like a teacher who you trust. They could help you talk to social services to see whether they can help your family work things out or if you can leave to live with someone else. You can read more about asking an adult for help.

Our Emotional abuse page has some more information about what you might be able to do, including ideas like writing down everything that has happened so that you are ready when you tell someone about it.

If you would more help with this, you can talk to a ChildLine counsellor by calling for free on 0800 1111 or logging on for a 1-2-1 chat. We would really like to support you with this. 

Take care,

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