Archive for January, 2012

Problems with Girlfriend

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, January 20th, 2012
I dont know what to tell you really but saw your articles and needed to speak to you. I have been WEIRD since I was a kid. Never had a friend always been alone, only just got a woman at 50 an only then cos she is ...

Boyfriend Is Abusive

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, January 19th, 2012
My dilemma is about my relationship of 3 years with my partner. He has ADHD (according to him). Every now and then when something triggers the disorder I ended up his emotional punching bag. He says very hurtful things and at some point it lowered ...

Severe Depression

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 19th, 2012
Hi. Not sure how to get out of this deep, dark hole I'm in. I want to cry all the time, and feel like a complete failure in all aspects of my life. I really want to give up and if I didn't have my ...

Finding Help for Mental Health Problems

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
I wish to seek treatment for some pretty dark issues I've been having for the past several years. I am well below the poverty line, and I don't trust religious people. So, I can't go to a church and accept the ...

I Disappoint My Family

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
I am 15 years old and the youngest of five kids. Growing up all I ever wanted was for my sisters to like me but they forever criticise. They comment on my weight. On my love life and about how I look. They tell me ...

My Mom Is Having an Affair and I Am Very Hurt

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
I am 13 years old and very sensitive. I love my family and friends and I am especially close to my mom. Last summer, she went with her best friend on a trip for one week to visit a town in western france. During ...

Frustrated — Does This Sound Like Psychosis?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
I have a complicated history of childhood abuse and mental illness. I take antipsychotic medication and am diagnosed with Borderline PD with some contention as to whether my psychosis(?) is more psychological or biological. I don't hallucinate, my problem is mainly surrounding delusions(?) I ...

How Do I Get My Mom to Go to a Therapist?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 16th, 2012
I have come to believe, over time, that my Mom has a severe anxiety disorder. I have a very close relationship with my Dad, and after speaking with him, we've come to understand that her disorder is so imbedded within her that she is in ...

I Feel Like A Failure. Am I Depressed?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Monday, January 16th, 2012
I just feel like there's nothing I can do right. All I want is to be good at something, but there is always someone better than me. I've cut myself hundreds of times because I just hate myself so much. I've tried to lose weight ...

Prolonged Grieving Prevents New Friendships

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 15th, 2012
My friends don't seem to care about me the same way I care about them. In 2006, a very close friend of mine (let's call him Alex) took his own life. Since then, I've been checking up regularly on friends. These are ...

My Best Friend Is Depressed and Suicidal

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Sunday, January 15th, 2012
(15 year old female) For as long as I can remember, my best friend has been depressed. She has a history of self-harm, however, the school guidance counselor and her parents know about it. She recently attempted to take her life more than once. She ...

How Do I Stop Fighting with My Parents?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, January 14th, 2012
Up until recently, I've had a great relationship with my parents. I'm currently in my last year of university, and I'm trying to figure out what the next step in my life will be. I have applied to graduate school and have been accepted at ...