You might also find it helpful to read through some of the tips and advice on our webpage for sleep issues:
I’m glad you came here, also that Sophie_M met you and has given you some most excellent links, with Kids Help Line at the top.
You have several problems, lets have a look:
You are not old enough to act entirely on your own so do need an adult professional to look after your welfare. Normally one would go to a school councilor/nurse or teacher one liked and tell the whole story. You are prevented from doing so due to your mother’s reputation. If she scoffs at self-harm and isolates you at night then she is not being professional and really does not deserve your protection
You may not be the only kid scoffed at
In this instance you are more important than her reputation. Even so I understand why you feel you cannot go. So use the Kids Help Line instead. At least they will take you seriously.
Secondly you have been diagnosed with mental health conditions and a history of self-harm, this requires treatment, if that is being withheld for whatever reason for 8 months then that too should be told to the Kids Help Line.
I’m not going to talk about sleep, another problem for another day. I am going to talk about your friend who has said he has thought of killing himself. Does your mother just know just of the assault, or of the suicidal thoughts present now?
Frankly I think it would be good if he talked to the Kids Help Line too, on his own behalf. -so show him all the links on this page. For a start it will take some of the pressure off you, as you will no longer be the only source of nighttime help, and secondly he will receive proper advice with practical solutions
OK this service is good, but you sometimes have a long wait. The main good thing is that you can contact more than once and not have to keep on explaining.
Substitutes – Beyond Blue’s Support Service as Sophie described or the Suicide Call Back Service, (1300 659 467) phone, chat, email.
No one person, no matter how much they care, can keep another alive just by themselves, it takes people, a medical team, and a little bit from the person themselves. If you cannot receive a call remember he knows the alternatives, scary for him first time but this goes quickly.
Your friend is lucky to have such a caring person looking after his welfare, one resourceful enough to ask here for help
I’m worried about you both, so please come back