Do you need to talk to someone? Are you in trouble? Do you feel like you have no one to talk to about your problems? Are you in situation that is dangerous? Do you need to connect with someone who will listen? Do you need to be heard?
First of all I am available to contact at anytime. I do not offer any kind of helpline or 24 hour service. But...I will listen and respond to you when I get your message. I hear from lots of different people all the time so don't be afraid to get in touch. Sending an email is the best way to start.
The next person to talk to is your doctor. They should be trusted and should have some excellent advice.
If neither of the above work for you, then there are some great services available here in Ireland. Here are just a few of them. Please feel free to tell me of any I am missing and I will include them.
The Samaritans are available 24/7 to listen. They are a great starting point for anyone who needs to get something off their chest. There is a free call number available: 116 123. There is always someone to listen to what is going on for you. Don't be afraid to reach out and ask for help.
One in Four deal specifically with people who are recovering from sexual abuse. There is a lot of informatyion on the site and they have a large network of support for people. If you, or someone you know, needs to talk about abuse that has happened, then One In Four might be a good starting point.
One of the nest groups if you are feeling depressed or suicidal are Pieta House. If you are feeling suicidal or that maybe you will harm yourslef, then these are people you need to talk to. Their websit eis simple and clear and gives some great direction. Tell a friend what you are going through or give them a call on 01 601 0000.
Teenline Ireland are set up to cater for teens problems specifically. They are there to listen to you when you think no one else can. They are a free phone and text service and are open every evening of the year from 8pm until 11pm. You can text “TEEN” to 50015 or call 1800 833 634. They are there to listen to you.
Barnardos offer some great information and pointers if you are suffering from anything from bullying, death, domestic abuse all the way through to drink and drug problems. They have some great information and resources on their site and are really worth checking out.