Ask Jigsaw: I need to talk

Ask Jigsaw: I need to talk

Thursday, 16 July 2020

I just want someone to talk to, my mam is an alcoholic, she’s been to rehab and has now relapsed

Hi Josie,
Thank you for reaching out. It is really tough when there is someone close to you who is struggling with addiction and so important to have someone to talk to about this. Here is some information about the impact of parents’ mental health which might help in knowing that you are not alone.

Jigsaw Clinician
Please know that you are not alone.

One option for talking to someone is Crisis Textline. This is a service where you can chat via text to a trained volunteer, and is available 24/7. Text HELLO to 50808 to get started.

For support from one of our online team Jigsaw is now providing free mental health support and advice through live chat. You can register and talk online anonymously.

Please know that you are not alone and talk to one of these services if you can.

Take care of yourself,

Conor, Jigsaw Clinician

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