Archives for May, 2012 - Page 4

What does my dream mean?

Two weeks ago I had this dream: I woke up in a trailer, went out and yelled at my boyfriend’s friend in the yard (they were being loud). I saw John Cena, followed him, and came to a huge nest of killer bees; he was riding a four-wheeler and was making the bees mad. The bees landed on me then after a while flew away and I ran into the woods. I was climbing...
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[Video] Is My Eating Disorder Serious?

Q: Hello. About four months ago I diagnosed myself with possible anorexia. I skip about 2 meals a day but I eat try to eat a full meal for dinner. I exercise for at least an hour daily. I am 16, my height is 5 foot 9 and my weight is 123 pounds. I want to ask for help from my parents but I am too scared they will be disappointed in me. I...
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[Video] Talk Of Parents’ Divorce Causing Depression

Q: My life was fine until I was in seventh grade, my parents were alright and I had amazing friends, until one night my parents told me and my siblings that my mom was thinking about divorce and how they were constantly fighting that single night brought everything down since then my parents were fighting all the time, my father would get drunk and start talking without knowing he was hurting my feelings, one...
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Is Schizophrenia Inheritable?

I really need some advice. My fiancé and I are having a problem. His mom has come to visit us and she’s just not right. He warned me before that his mom has bipolar but didn’t go into detail. For the first few days while here she was fine, it was wonderful! About five days in things began to change. It started with her not wanting to drink anything but sterilised water and no...
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[Video] How Often Should I Meet With My Psychiatrist?

Q: I have been seeing my therapist for almost 2 years, and I just had my first psychiatrist appointment 2 weeks ago (per my therapist’s referral). The psychiatrist wants me to come back every month, but I would much rather see my therapist more often. I think some insurance companies count the number of overall mental health visits per year and I don’t want to “waste” them. I am “real” around my therapist and...
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Is It a Panic Attack?

As of the last two months, i have been having what I’d like to believe are panic attacks, but I’m not really certain on that. Mainly because when they do occur there is no irrational fear of impending doom. My heart beat gets very rapid, my breathing gets ragged and I have sever chest pain until the “attack” ends. These “attacks” generally last anywhere between 10-25 minutes. Sometimes I get dizzy, and one of...
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Is My Brother Really Schizophrenic?

i have a question about my brother. hes been on concerta since he was about 9 for adhd and for the past 5 years hes been on and off of it. recently he went back on it, 56mg once a day. he was taking it for 2 weeks and was having mood swings but the dr ignored them, the dr also told him to take it before bed so that it would help him...
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[Video] Mentally Ill Sister Won’t Seek Psychiatric Help

Q: Hello, six years ago my sister started having aches and pains everywhere. She spends her time running around to hospitals for physical diagnoses. They will not treat her because she has been examined physically and tested millions of times. She is physically fine confirmed by medical Drs. however she still believes that she is physically ill. She says she cannot breathe and believes she has bone cancer. All she talks about is wanting...
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Cheating Father

I’m sixteen and have a 13 year old brother and nine year old sister. I discovered text messages on my dad’s phone implying he’s cheating on my mother. My parents are pastors, and have an important place of ministry in the country. Hundreds of people look up to them, especially to my dad. My mother has absolutely no idea. No one does. Except me. I used to be very close to my dad. Now...
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Depressed and Without Hope

Okay so this is kind of a big deal and I need advice. I struggle every day with depression and a lot of suicidal thoughts an the onlY reason I havent done anything is because I care about my family too much to leave. I’ve also attempted suicide over 5 times in the past week. I also have no one to ever talk to so I have to keep all these feelings insidE until...
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[Video] Feelings Of Complete Emptiness

Q: I do not . . . feel anymore. My lack of empathy has reached its highest peak. I do not feel the need to socialize with anyone at all. As self – destructive as it may seem a complete and constant escape from reality doesn’t look so bad after all. I just can’t help it. My heart is full of nothing but emptiness. How do I get my emotions back ? A: The...
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Driftless Soon-to-be Graduate Needs Help

I’ve always been kinda socially awkward but in the last 4 years it has become a pretty extreme phobia. And in just the last 2 years alone I’ve gained almost 60 pounds due to stress that causes me to eat to much (I was really skinny before). My parents are constantly putting me down and telling me that I’m not going to go anywhere in life. I’m the oldest of my 3 siblings and...
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