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how i feel

I am always feeling sad. It gets to the point that i hate my life. I sometimes shut the room to the bathroom and just cry. I dont know what it is but I wish it would stop.
Ask Sam


Hi there,

When you’re feeling low it can be really hard to tell someone - but sharing your feelings with someone else can really help.

It can be normal to go through times when you feel more sad than normal. If these sad feelings are making you hate your life or have gone on for a long time then it’s important that you get help. It's a really good idea to talk to someone who can help you with how you’re feeling.

You might want to firstly talk through your feelings with a ChildLine counsellor. They can help you explore your sadness and perhaps what’s led up to you feeling this way. They can also look at ways for you to cope with how you’re feelings and what options you may have to get some help. 

One idea would be to talk to your doctor about how you’ve been feeling. Your doctor should listen to you and talk through any treatment options available to you.  You might feel a little worried about making an appointment and going to see the doctor alone, so perhaps you could take a family member or close friend. It’s also a good idea to feel prepared before you appointment by thinking about what you want to say. You could make some notes and even take them with you. Docready is a useful website which can help to prepare this.

Or you could talk to a teacher that you trust at school. Some schools have school counsellors and arranging to talk things through with them can really help.
Whatever you do, you deserve to get support with these feelings and don’t have to go through this alone. Remember, you can always talk to a ChildLine counsellor.

Take care


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