Archives for January, 2012 - Page 3

Problems with Girlfriend

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 probably BPD. I was diagnosed a couple of years ago with paranoid personality disorder and being schizotypal. I am still not sure any of that is correct....
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Boyfriend Is Abusive

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 my self esteem. I had been depressed early this year, lost weight, slept less and can’t find the reason to live (but never attempted suicide or hurt myself, I...
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Severe Depression

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 parents and a few others whom I believe love me, I would just want to check out. I hate life, I hate myself, and I just want all the...
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Finding Help for Mental Health Problems

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 free “help” there. I’ve been looking online for someone locally, but every practitioner seems to start at $60/session, and most don’t charge on a sliding scale. That’s like half my weekly pay. I’ve...
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I Disappoint My Family

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 to get the salad when we go out for tea and that breaking up with my ex-boyfriend was a bad idea because he was good looking, they didn’t care...
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My Mom Is Having an Affair and I Am Very Hurt

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 the fall, i noticed she slightly changed. She seemed a lot happier and was texting ALL THE TIME. Maybe I shouldn’t have but i was getting suspicious and i checked...
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Frustrated — Does This Sound Like Psychosis?

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 often experience persecution via ‘government’ agencies via a very complicated system of mind control. I get very angry about being targeted. One example is that they are currently they are...
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How Do I Get My Mom to Go to a Therapist?

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 complete denial. I sense that she has two personalities: one that is compulsive, and one that is lazy. When the two are in conflict, she gets SO angry. I...
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I Feel Like A Failure. Am I Depressed?

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 and lost it, and then gained it back. I’m so mad at myself for gaining it all back, I’m mad at myself forĀ  not being able to show people...
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Prolonged Grieving Prevents New Friendships

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 the same friends I had when I still knew alex. I haven’t made any new friends in YEARS and I just seem to keep holding on to these old friendships that the...
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My Best Friend Is Depressed and Suicidal

(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 told me about it and said not to tell anyone because her parents didn’t know. I know she needs help so I told the school guidance counselor and the...
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How Do I Stop Fighting with My Parents?

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 one school and wait-listed at a second. I realized during the application process that the school that has accepted me is not a good fit for my personality or...
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