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I’m Concerned About a Student

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
From England: For the last 3 months I have covered a class as the teacher is on maternity leave. Obviously as a teacher you notice certain things about your students. There is a girl in my class and it's fair to say she isn't happy. ...

By Mid-Afternoon I’m Depressed

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
I'm 36. I have dealt with depression after my first son was born and have been dealing with it for 8 years. Right now I am on 100mg lamitical and 10mg of abilify. It's weird because in the morning I feel great, but mid -afternoon ...

I Can’t Get Motivated to Get My Green Card

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
From the U.S. I'm 20. I recently got married to a US citizen, I am not a citizen, I have been dealing with what seems to me is depression due to feelings of emptiness, loneliness, despair, sleeping and eating problems. My depressive symptoms are not ...

My Girlfriend Is Having Our Baby and My Family Is Treating Me Like a Child

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 21st, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm 17 and I've been dating my girlfriend for a year now. She is pregnant and is having the baby which I am happy about. Her parents are a little more understanding and supportive while mine on the other hand aren't taking ...

I’m Very Sad and Lonely

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 21st, 2014
From a 24-year-old American woman: Several months ago, I drank too much and ended up in the hospital. I have since quit drinking, but a few days after the incident, some of the people I used to hang out with told me that they do ...

My Parents Constantly Criticize My Husband

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 21st, 2014
From Canada: My husband and I work for my parents in a family business. They have always been somewhat difficult but typically we have been able to work things out. Recently though everything single thing my husband does is criticized. This includes our choice of ...

I Can’t Trust My Baby Dad

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 21st, 2014
From the U.S.: My boyfriend and I have been together on/off for three years now. Our relationship started off great we could do everything together and didn't really care about anything else. Within a couple months we decided to date. I found out he was ...

My Boyfriend Assumes I Can’t Be Trusted

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, March 20th, 2014
From the U.S.: Me and my boyfriend are in a new relationship. We're about month in and we've been getting in arguments about my friends. I grew up with two brothers. So most of my friends are male and every time we talk about them ...

My Sister Seems to Not Love Her Daughter

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, March 15th, 2014
My sister is about to turn 18 and she had my niece at 16 years old. She doesn't pay much attention and to me it seems as if she doesn't care about her daughter at all. She doesn't do all the things a normal mother ...

What Does My Dream Mean?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 14th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm 27 and had a dream that I was back in school and my teacher was my boss from work. We don't get a long well at work though we're professionals and just do our jobs. I am afraid of him as ...

I Can’t Handle the Cruel Comments

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 14th, 2014
From Indonesia: I am the second child in my family, the black sheep. Growing up, I always feel a sense of pity from my parents because I can't do anything right. And I always heard the cruel comments of my older sister. I've complained to ...

Where Can I Get Cheap Help?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 14th, 2014
im only 16, but I need serious mental help from a therapist. I do not know how to find this help without paying a huge amount of money. My family can barely pay rent and cannot afford to get me the help I need. ...