School Articles

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 ...

Fear Holding Me Back

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
Hello everyone -- thank you for reading this post. Let me start off by saying that I am an A student at one of the best engineering universities in my region, if not the country. I am proud of my accomplishments, and I know that ...

I Need Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 17th, 2014
My name is Amy and I'm a 14 year old girl. I'm kind of stuck in a tough situation and I was wondering if you could give me any advice. When I was 13 I got bullied and then I was diagnosed with having depression, ...

Obsessing Over Guys

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Hi. I'm a senior in high school and going into this year I was highly motivated determined to be the best that I could be. I had a terrible year last school year with sickness, social drama (boys included and lost my best friends), and ...

Is There Something Wrong with Me?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, February 28th, 2014
For the past two years I've been feeling isolated, unmotivated and as if I will never amount to anything. I have developed the bad habit of thinking of creative ways to commit suicide or how to make other people feel guilty as a result of ...

I know I have a Problem, I just don’t know what!

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 27th, 2014
I am 14, and I am really quiet. I usually go about a day to a week without speaking to anyone besides my parents. I have a unique style in clothing and have gotten bullied for it. I hate talking to people, it terrifies me! ...