Author Archive for Julie Hanks, LCSW

[Video] Minor Events Causing Major Panic Attacks

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, January 26th, 2013
When something mildly bad or inconvenient happens, I have some sort of panic attack.  I've only been this way for about 5 years now, and I had no traumatic experience to trigger it.  The latest example: this morning I lost my bus pass and had ...

[Video] I Feel Insecure And Worthless

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Friday, January 25th, 2013
I have something wrong, that makes me really awkward and nervous in person. I'm falling in love with my best friend, and well, when i want to show it in person, something stops me. A fear or something, and it's killing me. It's made it ...

[Video] Is My Withdrawal Due To Depression?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Over the last few years, I have grown more and more withdrawn from people. I have no close friends, save for one, and I don't even trust him with everything. I love my wife, but don't completely confide or open up to her ...

[Video] Do I Need Inpatient Treatment For Depression and Cutting?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
I have been depressed since I was 13 and have been cutting off and on since i was 14. Recently I have been becoming more irritated with everything and I personally think i should get some treatment but my parents don’t want to see i ...

[Video] Am I A Psychopath?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Sunday, January 20th, 2013
When I was in elementary every time someone angered me I had the urge to stab them. Sometimes I have wishful thinking such as wanting to go back in time and become a queen so I can kill and torture millions. Being careless and not ...

[Video] Is It Possible To Hide Severe Depression For Years?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, January 19th, 2013
Is it possible to have long term depression, even major depression but have nobody notice? I do all the things I am supposed to do: cook meals, get the kids to their activities, do the requisite volunteer work, and keep track of everyone. ...

[Video] Depression Or Bipolar Disorder?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, January 17th, 2013
I have been treated for depression for almost a year now. I am on medication for clinical depression. I've switched to a new school this year, which was my choice to do. This year, I have been doing really well in the new school. I ...

[Video] My Boyfriend Is Becoming Abusive

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
My boyfriend and I have been together for 4 yrs and 4months. Dated for 1 yrs before we moved in together. In the beginning we had issues but we worked through them and things have been really great. But as of a few months ago ...

[Video] Grieving Death Of Pets

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Sunday, January 13th, 2013
I had 2 pet ferrets. One died in January and the other died in June, both of cancer at the age of 5. I was overly attached to them and I was completely devastated when they died, particularly because they both got sick to the ...

[Video] Why Do I Feel The Need To Be Disciplined?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, January 12th, 2013
I have this weird need to be disciplined when I do something wrong in any aspect of my life. I also often feel like my life would go on track if someone would just throw me over their knee and teach me to get my ...

[Video] Is My Friend Really Suicidal or Just Seeking Attention?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, October 20th, 2012
I have a friend with severe problems. She's 16, she is at distance from me. She has claimed to have tried suicide many times, sometimes even talking about committing suicide while I was talking to her. A friend posed the possibility that the suicide attempts ...

[Video] I Feel Like a Failure As A Mom And Fiancee

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, October 18th, 2012
I am a stay at home mom and lately I have been feeling like a failure. I feel like I can't do anything right and that everything I do goes unnoticed. I have a wonderful fiance, who works hard to take care of our family ...