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Ask Jigsaw: I can’t stand being in this house

Ask Jigsaw: I can’t stand being in this house

Sunday, 21 March 2021

I feel I need to get away from my house, I’m 18 and I dont really have the means to go out on my own but I cant stand being in this house I feel as if my family are going to drive me to kill myself if I stay any longer. I dont know what to do and I cant find anyone to talk to who will understand and see through my parents lies.

Hi,

I’m sorry to hear that things are difficult for you at the moment. It is a hard position to be in, and I can imagine you are feeling many different emotions such as frustration, upset and anger. Especially at the moment, we are spending more time our houses, and this can put a strain on family relationships. Perhaps, it can also lead you to feeling somewhat helpless, with a loss of control.

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Kevin
Jigsaw clinician
It sounds like you feel isolated at the moment, and are struggling to find someone to talk to. Finding ways to express that build up of emotions can really help in dealing with things.

Getting support

You say you feel your family might drive you to kill yourself. If you experience thoughts about suicide that become overwhelming, there are supports available. You can contact Pieta House on  Freephone 1800 247 247 or text help to 51444, 24 hours a day.

It sounds like you feel isolated at the moment, and are struggling to find someone to talk to. Finding ways to express that build up of emotions can really help in dealing with things. Some people like to write or journal, use art or music as away of letting go of strong feelings. You are also welcome to talk to us at Jigsaw Live Chat if you want someone neutral to talk to about what has been going on for you.

Take care,

Kevin

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