School Articles

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 ...

Do I Lack the Psychological Strength for College?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
From the U.S.: I really struggled in my first year of college, mostly due to life events (first-time academic challenges & inadequate high-school preparation, death of a close relative, illness, abuse, being kicked out of home, losing a lot of friendships, exam anxiety/panic attacks). Anyway, ...

I Feel Bad All the Time and I Can’t Function Properly

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, May 8th, 2014
I guess most of this started when one of my best friends sexually harassed me. I don't really want to go into detail, but that's what happened. The friendship broke off, but she still goes to my school and I see her most ...

How Do I Help My Depressed Partner?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
From Australia: If possible, I would like some advice on what I can do to help my partner as he is depressed. A little more detail: My partner, "P" has depression. He has grown up with it on and off for most of his life. Recently ...

Nephew Receives Constant Negative Parenting

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, May 2nd, 2014
I have a beloved 9 yr old nephew who is home-schooled. I have always suspected that he is being talked to negatively most of the time and now that he and I communicate many hours per week by Facetime on our Ipads, it has been ...

Having Issues with Confidence and Security with Myself

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, April 27th, 2014
I'm a 23 year old and I’m currently suffering from depression, social anxiety, low-self esteem, low confidence, and I’ve been smoking marijuana. To be stated, I’m currently away from home and attending university. In the past i have also been concerned with what ...

Depressed But Can’t Bring Myself to Tell Anyone

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Hi. I'm 15 years old, and ever since the beginning of this school year, I've gotten progressively more and more depressed and unhappy with life. Although, this has not been diagnosed, because my other problem is that it's extremely difficult for me to ...

Friend is Being Emotionally Abused

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, April 14th, 2014
One of my very close friends is being emotionally abused by his mom. She is constantly degrading him, putting him down in private and in front of me and our other friends. Any time he lets on that her comments hurt him she tells him ...

Think I’m Developing Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Hi, I'm a sophomore in college right now and I'm becoming more aware that I might have a mental illness. I do not know which one I have, however. When I was younger, I questioned if somebody was controlling me, if there was someone that's ...

I Am No Longer Severely Depressed Like I Was and I Miss It

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, April 4th, 2014
I used to be really depressed. I have always been depressed but especially while being bullied. I am in the 10th grade and have been in homeschooling for a year now and am not anywhere near as ...