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Voices in Head, Horrible Anxiety, Vivid Nightmares, Impatience, Anger, Panic Over Past Mistakes

I’m a very quiet person but open in short bursts at school, but that isn’t really the issue, I hear voices in my head that speak about different things in my past like mistakes I’ve made and it sometimes makes me go insane in a fit of infuriation (only when I’m not around people) I also don’t go to dances at school or social situations whatsoever and I also have a very short temper when...
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Why Am I So Mean?

A lot of people make fun of me and bully me, so in order to fit in I act cocky and conceded *that is what everyone I know is like* but the problem is I don’t know when to stop. I am rude and mean to everyone and everyone hates me. plz help. A: Thank you for your letter. Even when you are acting cocky the bullies are still controlling you. The real work...
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Stressed, Depressed and Failing

I’m 14 and in the 9th grade. I’m failing and I’m not sure what to do. I stopped going to school in the 8th grade because I became very depressed and I had a lot of issues with the other kids. I hated school (and still do). I ended up going to court for truancy and all of that. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorder. I felt like my life was crumbling...
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Grades Are Going Down Because of Problem I Have

For a while now I’ve had this problem where if something doesn’t feel exactly right I have to fix it until it does feel right and it’s hard to focus on anything else if I leave it. This can happen with anything. The way an object is positioned, which fingers I use to type something, how I say something, etc. This will usually make me look really weird if somebody notices. If something takes...
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My Family Doesn’t Respect My Beliefs

From a 16 year old in Turkey: Over the past year, I was brave enough to openly admit that I only had been following the religion of my society because my family is strictly religious and simply it is more convenient to smile and nod. This admittance, to my surprise, turned into a crisis. I was almost kicked out of my conservative school, some teacher would talk about “a stupid girl who was affected...
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I Don’t Even Know What I Need Help With

From a 15 year old in the : I don’t know where to start or what to say, but I know I am depressed. I have been thinking for quite a while now that I have bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder, or both. I imagine flashbacks and I talk to myself most of the time, specifically I have multiple voices in my head that are all their own person. I have 4 personalities,...
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Questioning My Mother’s Mental Health

I wonder what I could do. I am here because I need to understand urgently my mother’s issue. We are a good family, I am my parents only child and 3 years ago we have moved countries, from Brazil to the United States. For the past 5 years, me and my dad have questioned if she has any type of mental disorder. She is very stubborn, violent when mad, and very easily irritated. Her...
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I Have Lost My Motivation To Complete School Work, Afraid I Will Be Alone

I am currently in my second semester of college and have lost all of my motivation to keep up with my course load. I have lost my motivation because I feel that no matter what I do, I am not making any progress towards my goal of having a fulfilling life. A fulfilling life to me would be: being in a romantic relationship with someone I deeply care about and love; I would also...
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How Do I Tell My Parents I Failed?

From 14 year old girl in Dubai: I failed math this term, and I don’t know how to show that mark to my parents. A: Generally, the best thing to do is to tell them as soon as possible. If you wait, they will be angry with you for the grade and for the delay. Why give them an additional reason to be angry? Having said that, there may be a way to soften...
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I Cannot Control Myself after Loss of Father

I’ve been having issues lately. My Father Died 5 years ago and since then I have no interest whatsoever in studies. I do not like to go to school at all, I tell my mother that I am ill even when I’m perfectly fine. Recently my final exams were going on, I just didn’t care. All I care about is computer, and I want this to change. No matter how hard I try my brain...
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I Feel Like My Parents Hate Me

From 15-year-old girl in Canada: Recently I felt like my parents really hate me. One thing I noticed is that they are letting my brother go into the career path he wants to go into but not me. I am interested in fashion and want to have a career in it, but my parents think otherwise. My dad usually calls me an idiot or stupid and says that my brother is smarter and brighter...
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I Changed Who I Was as a Person to Eliminate Depression and This Led to Unexpected Changes in My Life

The problem with this recent change in personal identity is that I now have a hard time focusing on and completing my school work both in class and outside of class. When I try to meditate and focus on breathing deep from my stomach, as the college counselor I’ve seen a few times suggested, I feel like crying. In the art class I’m taking (I’m a Technical Communication Major by the way), our teacher...
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