School Articles

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! ...

Should I Come Off of Quetiapine?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, February 27th, 2014
I've been on Quetiapine for about a year now. I started them because I was having issues at home with my (then) partner and university, which lead me to having a complete mental breakdown. I've since dropped out of university and broken up with my ...

Too Much Solitude?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 15th, 2014
I am 18 years old and I always want to be alone. My mother gets angry at the fact that I hardly leave my room. I have a few friends but I try to avoid hanging out with them. I make up excuses at times. ...

Problems with Classes

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
I am having some problems with my college classes, and I am wondering if going to counseling would help. If so, what type of counselor should I contact? Lately I have been procrastinating much more than usual. Also, when I am taking tests that I ...

Depressed and Anxious

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, January 19th, 2014
Today I randomly started crying and I couldn't deal with people at school today. Im in a grouchy mood and I just want to cry. I have these negative thoughts all the time. Sometimes I even think about hurting others and myself. I dont hear ...

Depressed and Stressed but My Parents Won’t Listen

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, January 13th, 2014
Today I tried to drop a hint (again) that I'm stressed by showing my parents multiple websites on teenage stress, showing how bad my generation is said to be. My parents proceeded to mock me by saying things like "Yeah, and teenagers are also proven ...

Parents’ Drinking is Hurtful

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 27th, 2013
My parents enjoy drinking every night which is not a problem, except that my mom changes. She becomes mean and wild. She had to get surgery once and she was intoxicated where she said when she wakes up she hopes she never see's me agin. ...