Ask the Therapist About School

This Boy Is Obsessed with Me

From New Zealand: There’s this boy I met only last year like in December? We had a thing but that was it I had no further feelings for him but that didn’t stop him from stalking me and telling everyone that we go out. It may not sound like a big issue but to me it is. Its gotten to the point where he would call me on different phone numbers which I’ve blocked...
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Severe ADHD and Sluggishness Are Bringing My Grades Down

From Canada: I’m an 8th grade boy, I hope I won’t be judged differently or ignored because I am under 18. I have severe ADHD and sluggishness and I find it very hard to incline myself to work or study. I don’t want to lose my future because my grades are going down and i just brush it off and say “maybe next #8221; I’m worried because this is also bringing down my confidence,...
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Mental Health Worries and Whether to Go to University

I’m 17 now and should be off to university next year, but I’m so scared I don’t know if I should. I have a history of depression, really bad self-esteem, and I know I show many symptoms of OCD and anxiety, specifically GAD. The thought of going to university at this point terrifies me as I am worrying that all of my problems will get worse and worse to the point that I can’t...
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My Parents Only Communicate Through Me

From a teen in the : My parents have been divorced since I was 2 years old. I moved away from home this past fall for college. Since then my parents have been communicating through me. They constantly call me and rant about the other as well as tell me to relay messages. I want to focus on school, but it is becoming difficult. My mother is very manipulative and my dad is very...
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How Do I Handle a Parent Verbally Abusing Faculty?

I am a secretary in a private elementary school. Two years ago the former principal retired. She was a nun who had very deep ties to the community considering she had been principal since the 60s. The new principal is a lay person who came from a completely different diocese (an “outsider”), however she is a professional whereas the former principal played favorites. Since the change two mothers have become verbally abusive to the...
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Is This Love or Obsession?

From Canada: I’m 13 and there is a person whom is controlling my every thought and movement. I think about them wherever I am and I am always thinking he will be where I am and that they are watching me / will be watching me constantly. When I go out, other than school where I’m forced to deal with them daily, I am always dressed in a way that would please this person...
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Feeling Lost, Hopeless About Life & Relationships

When I’m talking to people I feel like I’m not really there mentally. It’s a sad, hopeless feeling like I can’t connect with people or maybe don’t want to. I’m known to be a very quiet person and have very few friends. When I was younger I really wanted to have a best friend but didn’t really know how so I never did. When I felt like I had a good friendship with someone...
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Everyone Hates Me

I’m a 17 year old guy and a high school student and my problem is everyone is hostile toward me. I have no actual friends and even school idiots ridicule me. I’m doing really good in education, but that does not affect my social status. No one permits me to join their conversation and whenever they let me to join, they probably want to ridicule me in between. I just can’t do anything right,...
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I Don’t Feel like I’m an Actual Person

From the : I’ve been feeling a lot but not enough at the same time. I go through a lot of emotions but I can’t recognize them, and a lot of what I do feels disconnected and bland. I don’t enjoy what I used to, and even when I think I’m enjoying something, I don’t feel strongly enough about it. I understand that this is supposed to be one of my biggest periods of...
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Confusing Relationship

From the : I am a 16 year old male and a sophomore in high school. I am a part of a team that is an after school activity. It is structured somewhat similarly to a debate club. The activity includes people from each class (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior). There is a female who is two years older than I am who is rather fond of me. However, it is a very odd fondness....
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Are People Born Bad?

Greetings, first of all please forgive me if my thoughts aren’t being portrayed correctly in my writing. Anyway. My family has had a history of mental illness/disorders, my grandmother suffered from sociopathy and we believe that her mother was schizoid. Recently, I have begun thinking that something is wrong with me, too. I’ve tried to recall moments in my life when I have shown what some people call “concerning” traits/perspectives and there has been...
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