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Boarding School Issues

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 and my personality changed but have only realized this over the past few years. Before I went to study abroad, I was happy but ever since, I am not....
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Too Much on My Plate?

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 me is sad and tired. When I am with my family and friends, I am an outgoing, happy, and positive girl. However, if I am alone I become certain...
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How Do I Fix My Life?

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 strong for that sh*t), my dad is a full time alcoholic that barely works ever, constantly fights with my mom and never stops talking about how my mom ruined...
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Depressed Friend

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 going on, she doesn’t want to share it with us. Once we mentioned a psychologist and her response was something like this: “I don’t think I could ever share...
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Something Is Wrong

From Australia: I’m 15 and I’m too scared to go to a doctor just in case its hormones or I’m just being a drama queen but something’s different. I am usually an extremely outgoing person that’s always grinning like an idiot and loving to be around people but for the past few weeks its different. I’ve been snappish, irritant and the only thing I want to do is go home and sit in a...
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I Think I Have ADD

I’m really forgetful and absent minded and as a writer I can never bring myself to finish my own projects because I get bored and try to start a new one. At school I’m terrible at math because the teacher will explain the formulas to me over and over again but I never understand it and it’s so much of a hassle I just tend to give up. I think compulsively and I feel...
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Mother Is Depressed

My mother has had a terrible childhood. Her father was always drunk and she witnessed him beat her brothers because he was jealous that his wife (my mom’s mother) was paying too much attention to them. My mother also grew in intense poverty (she fixed her shoes with cardboard and got beaten when the cheap things could not longer be used. She has gone through laughter at school by boys bc she could not...
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Depression, Anxiety & Eating Disorder

Lately I’ve been very depressed. I havent eaten in 2 days because I can’t and I’ve been cutting everyday this past week. I’m having severe panic attacks and I have suicidal thoughts. I hate feeling like this and I cant control my emotions. I want to live life positively and not negitive. Being 16 with social anxiety is ruining my life on top if that because I can’t make friends. My parents are hard...
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What’s the Disorder that I Have?

I just discovered recently from my teachers and supervisors that I have been walking and sleeping in the corridors of the school. They have that recorded in their security cameras and I have no memory at all about even leaving my classroom! I’m afraid it could be split personality disorder. A. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a “split personality #8221; That expression may mean that an individual is engaging...
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Do I Follow My Dreams or Give Up?

From Pakistan: I am born of a middle class family. I wanted to get admitted in a famous arts college in my city. I spent a whole year preparing for the test. I got to the interview after passing drawing and aptitude test, but couldn’t make it through. Now miraculously the college is starting another programme, the same as the one I wanted to get admitted into. Now the number of seats is 43...
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Scared to Get Help

I think I have depression. I’ve done all the online tests and although they say not to use them as a diagnostic tool, all of them say I have moderate to severe depression. I see absolutely no point in life, I honestly couldn’t care less if I died tomorrow. My life is worth nothing and I find it unfair that I have to live in it. I feel empty and hollowed out inside but...
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Stress Is Causing Depression

I am a 26 year old full time graduate student who also works full time. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and I am working on my masters in clinical mental health. However, even with all my knowledge of burnout and self care it seems that I may have done just that. Through all the stress of homework, studying and working with children with autism, I have started to think that my brain...
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