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Ask Jigsaw: Thinking about ending it

Ask Jigsaw: Thinking about ending it

Monday, 14 September 2020

I thinking about ending it all. i have tried talking to my Guardians about being sad but they didn’t care so i just feel alone

-Max

Hi Max,

First of all, well done for reaching out to talk to your guardians about how you feel. That was a brave and positive thing to do.  I am so sorry that they weren’t able to understand how sad you are feeling.

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John
Sometimes those close to us may not be able to give us the support we need. However there are other options.

Support

We all have ups and downs at different times. However, when we are struggling with strong feelings of sadness, we deserve support. This support can come from a range of sources.

It could be from those around us, such as family and friends. But sometimes those close to us may not be able to give us the help we need. This can be for a variety of reasons, including difficult relationships, challenges in communication or personal issues that the person we reach out to may be facing.

However, there are other options for support. Don’t let your first experience of reaching out put you off.

  • Pieta House is a great service for people who are experiencing thoughts of suicide. You can text ‘help’ to 51444, or freephone 1800 247 247.
  • You can also access Jigsaw Live Chat, to text 1:1 with someone from Jigsaw about how you are feeling.

I hear that you feel alone Max, but please know that there are people who want to be there for you.

You are not alone

Feeling sad can be an awful experience, but is actually one of the most common reasons that people access Jigsaw. There are lots of ways to manage those feelings. You can read more about ways to manage low mood here.

One of the important things to remember with all moods is that they pass. The way that you feel right now will change.

I really hope that there is something useful for you in this response Max. You matter and you deserve to get support.

Take care.

John

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