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I Go Through Occasional Depression and Feel a Lot of Stress

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
I go through occasional depression and feel a lot of stress. I'm a 15-year-old girl. I think I go through occasional depression and feel a lot of stress on me. I think the main reason is due to me being the oldest out of my ...

Roommate Situation – Is Something Wrong with Me?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, January 19th, 2015
I've been having some emotional issues with my current roommates and I'm starting to think it's myself and not them that's the cause of it. When it comes to them, I don't really consider their feelings or I just blow off the fact that they ...

Weird Sleeping Problems

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Most days, I can't sleep. I'm not talking about staying up too late on the internet or whatever, I can lay in bed for three hours (that's how much time I usually give it) and I still cannot sleep. I often go to school without ...

I Can’t Accept Myself

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, January 8th, 2015
Well I'm gay and I stopped denying it recently. I always known that there's something different with me, though. I hate it and I'm so afraid because everybody around me says awful things about gays. I am unhappy and I have strong feeling that I ...

My Sister has Destructive Behavior and My Family Struggles with Why

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
My 15-year-old sister is having a really rough time in life, both in school and at home. In school she rarely goes, she gets low grades, she makes friends with the wrong kinds of people yet is excessively dedicated to texting, speaking with, ...

I Have No One that I Know in My Class

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
Ok, I am currently in year 9. I have an amazing group of friends and I really enjoyed year 8. It was just perfect! But now I got moved classes and I got separated from my friends. Some of the people in my new class ...

My Parents Left Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
From Jordan: My parents got divorced when I was 10, I lived with my mother in a house that she bought, she used to treat me well and care for me and my older brother, but a year ago, she left us and took my ...

Am I at a High Risk for PTSD?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, December 25th, 2014
From the U.S.: When I was in middle school, my acquaintances would repeatedly slap me in the butt at the lunch table and that made me feel very uncomfortable. That happened regularly. They used to say "I love you" sarcastically. One of them said I would ...

Boarding School Issues

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
I chose to leave home and study abroad at boarding school when I was eight. I have been living away from family for the past 16 years. I regret this decision and blamed myself. Over the past 16 years, I have not been very happy ...

Too Much on My Plate?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, December 21st, 2014
Hi! I am currently a junior in high school. I am one of the top students in my class, but this year I have been doubting myself. When I am alone, another side of me comes out. It kind of scares me. This part of ...

How Do I Fix My Life?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, December 19th, 2014
I'm 17 and I can't talk to girls, I don't like talking to people except a select few that are my friends and I guess it's because of me being fat and disliked by pretty much everyone in my middle school (never bullied, was too ...

Depressed Friend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Here's the thing. A very good friend of mine (20) has started acting very unusual, she's skipping classes at college, doesn't smile anymore and doesn't have the will to talk to anyone about her problem. Anytime we (my friends and I) ask her about what's ...

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