School Articles

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 ...

I Can’t Concentrate on My Studies

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, September 14th, 2014
From India: I am in 12th grade and I understand studying efficiently is very important right now, but for some reasons I am not able to. Whenever I sit down, I start thinking about other less important and frivolous things which has nothing to do ...

My Teenage Brother is Object of Bullying

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, September 6th, 2014
From Azerbaijan: Hi. We are 4 children in our family. 3 girls and a boy. My brother is the last child of the family being born after 7 years of silence. He is 17 now. This year he has graduated from high school and is ...

Recurrent Thoughts, Conflicts and Impulses

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, August 16th, 2014
I am a 22 year old Medical Student. The problem I have is recurrent, frustrating thoughts and conflicts and checking and rechecking things. For example, while studying I feel an impulse to check under the bed for any pages I may have dropped. ...

Will Studying Psychology Help Me with Depression?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 24th, 2014
i am a 24 year old female from India.i am suffering from depression and obsessive compulsive disorder for the past 7 years and i am on medication.i have completed bachelors degree in electronics and communication engineering. i very much wish to pursue psychological science.It has always ...