School Articles

Do I Follow My Dreams or Give Up?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
From Pakistan: I am born of a middle class family. I wanted to get admitted in a famous arts college in my city. I spent a whole year preparing for the test. I got to the interview after passing drawing and aptitude test, but couldn’t ...

Scared to Get Help

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, November 21st, 2014
I think I have depression. I've done all the online tests and although they say not to use them as a diagnostic tool, all of them say I have moderate to severe depression. I see absolutely no point in life, I honestly couldn't care less ...

Stress Is Causing Depression

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
I am a 26 year old full time graduate student who also works full time. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and I am working on my masters in clinical mental health. However, even with all my knowledge of burnout and self ...

I Feel like Throwing Up in School

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Every year when school starts I start feeling sick to my stomach. When I arrive at school my heart starts pounding faster and I get nauseous. Even when class starts I get scared and my anxiety gets worse. In almost every single class ...

My Mom Wants Me to Go to a Tech H.S.

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, November 3rd, 2014
From a 14 year old girl in the U.S.: My mom keeps on telling me about this high school, Aviation Technical High School. I know that going to this school means going on a path to become a successful engineer. I told her that I ...

Don’t Know What to Do

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
I am struggling with daily life in a way that I am sure isn't healthy. I don't have any friends and the ones I do have, I don't even like. They do drugs and skip school and just make terrible life decisions that I want ...

I’m Really Depressed — Maybe Bipolar

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, October 24th, 2014
I'm eighteen years old, and I hate myself so much. I feel like I can't do anything right, that whatever I do, it won't be good enough. I'm taking a gap year in order to save for college, but these "I'm not good enough" thoughts ...

Do I Have a Serious Mental Illness & How Can I Seek Help?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, October 18th, 2014
I've been depressed for years, I was bullied through school mentally (I was violent as revenge sometimes) and never really had friends and I am an only child with a working mom and step dad so I spend a lot of time alone and I ...

Laughing Turns into Hysterical Sobbing

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Recently whenever I'm laughing hard I'll start sobbing hysterically after a few minutes. I'll be watching a funny video or on a site and if I've been laughing for a while I'll suddenly just start sobbing. I don't really cry a lot but when this ...

Facial Scars from Car Accident

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Back in the summer of 2005 I was in a very bad car accident, I wasn't wearing my seatbelt so I went flying out the back windshield. It left multiple scars on the side of my face and neck along with my inner ...

I’m Having Trouble Making Friends

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
From the U.S: So, i started high school freshman year 3 days ago, and I have made 0 friends. Before this, I went to an extremely small private school and this year I am in a giant public high school. Anyway, my mom told me ...

What Is the Matter with Me?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, September 21st, 2014
I don't really know what is wrong with me. I don't consider myself depressed, but I feel so careless at times and life is just passing me by. I still laugh and try to engage in conversation, but it feels different. I feel different. I ...