School Articles

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 ...

Teen Anger Problems and Violent Thoughts

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Hi, I’m 14 years old and in the 8th grade. I came here because my anger has been really overwhelming me and causing problems. Like usually when I'm angry I think about hurting these people in horrible ways or ...

Perfectionist Qualities Causing Me School Related Anxiety

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Hi! I am a junior in a BSN program. Nursing school is obviously a lot of hard work. I love my major, but I have such bad “anxiety” lately. I make very strict to-do lists every day, I am incredibly organized, and can time manage ...

Problems Had as a Child, Would Really Like Answers

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 24th, 2014
As a kid I had a lot of problems, constant bullying at school and anger management meant I felt alone a lot of the time. But there's something that really sticks, a woman's voice inside my head. It'd begin really quietly almost whispering to me ...