School Articles

I Feel Like I’m Going Crazy

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
From a California teen: Ever since about 4 months ago I have lived through the worse time of my life.(prior to that when I was around 14 I started going through a depression which has lasted 3 years until now.) I started having intrusive thoughts ...

Why Am I Panicking So Much?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
I've been having multiple problems all my life but it's only recently I've not been able to overcome any new ones. In the last couple of months when a tense or stressful situation has presented itself to me; my heart starts to race, my head ...

My Teacher Started Asking Me About My Body

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
From the U.S.: I have been in my teachers class for about a year now. Just three days ago, he gave me his number in case I was having any problems and needed to talk. I texted him two days ago and asked him for ...

My Mother Abuses Me Every Day

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
From the UK: I am 24 yrs old but i am highly qualified but because of visa restrictions i cannot work as i am studying. She moved to the UK and forced me to move here so i left my career in my home country ...

I Think I’m Depressed but I’m Embarassed to Seek Help

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
I think I am depressed. For the past couple months 5-7 months I have days where I can nearly get out of bed. I have days when I hate being alone but I hate being around my family and sometimes I don't want ...

Anxiety in Social Situations

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Hi please help me. I don't know what to do anymore. I think I already have a severe anxiety. It started when I was 10 (I’m 16 now) and my family had to move to a province because my father got a promotion ...

My Mom Really Hates Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, May 31st, 2014
From the U.S.: It all started 4 years ago in 6th grade. I transferred to a new school because it had a really good magnet program. I used to make A-B honor roll every year until then. I began get C's on my report card ...

Difficulty Building Life After Bad Times

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, May 30th, 2014
I have had a very rocky path since finishing university 3 years ago. I have been unable to settle down in one place geographically or professionally, largely due to my desire to keep a relationship with my now ex boyfriend together. I met him in ...

I Think I May Suffer from Antisocial Personality Disorder?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
I think I am a sociopath I feel empty most of the time and mostly feel anger or anxiety if anything. I workout and eat healthy only to look good an make others jealous of me. I often envy others and when I'm not complimented ...

Help! I’m Depressed Every Time I Arrive Home

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, May 24th, 2014
I'm a 16 years old girl with many self esteem problem (maybe because I was bullied a lot in the middle school), I have social anxiety and I don't have many friends, just one who doesn't understand me and who always complain about me and ...

Mom Is Putting a Bad Reputation on Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Over the last year I've learned not to trust my mom with any personal problems (like my suicidal thoughts) because she ends up telling everyone and i feel like I'm a bad person and the people she tell judges me and I've grew tired of ...

Is There Any Way to Cope With Sexual Assault as a Minor Without Parental Involvement?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
I've recently begun meeting with a school psychologist for a lack of motivation and a sexual assault by a random assailant that I suffered this summer. However, due to our state laws a school counselor is required to report any kind of sexual abuse to ...