Suicide Articles

My Husband Committed Suicide 3 Weeks Ago

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
My husband and I shared a long distance relationship for 6 years due to his employment 2500 miles away and my responsibilities here. We were married for 3 of those 6 years. We did the back and forth thing for the 6 years and finally ...

Hallucinations & Social Withdraw

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
I have been experiencing hallucinations for a little more that a year. I am 20 now, and have been experiencing a lot of stress due to school-what I had thought to be a potential cause. I had considered talking to someone about it but it ...

Imaginary Friend that Is Real

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, September 26th, 2014
Hi have lots of problems in my life, Since my divorce I've been hearing voices for 11 years and sometimes getting to this stage where I don't know if I'm a sleep or not and scary things happen, but my problem is I have this ...

I Feel Like I’m Losing My Grip on Reality

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, September 5th, 2014
Sometimes I feel extremely energetic and think I can do anything, other times I feel like I should just kill myself to save everyone the trouble of my existence. I feel like there is a voice in the back of my head, when I feel ...

Anxiety But Don’t Know How to Ask My Mom (a Psychiatrist) for Treatment

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
I've had anxiety attacks since middle school. I have no idea why. I could be having the most amazing time and I could break down. I've also had some suicidal thoughts. It happened in the end of eighth grade then stopped then now they come ...

Why Am I This Way?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, August 25th, 2014
Well, let me make this very short. When I was younger, I used to isolate myself a lot. I had a computer, so I was addicted to it. I couldn't spend a single day of my life without it. It was similar to ...

Therapy Advice

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, August 14th, 2014
My therapist, a psychologist, is scaling back his practice as he nears retirement. Because of my difficult insurance provider and my lack of progress -- decline even -- during the 8 years I've been going to therapy ...

How Do I Deal with Unsupportive and Hurtful People?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
In the last few months my illness has taken a turn for the worse. I am struggling at home and at work. I have been unable to help out as a father, it seems that all I can do is cling on to my ability ...

Friend Has Recurring Thoughts of Suicide

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, August 11th, 2014
From the U.S.: A friend of mine has been a slave to her depression and anxiety for the past few years. She also has an eating disorder. She has become in danger of suicide more and more often in the past month. Each time I ...

There’s Something Seriously Wrong with Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, August 8th, 2014
A few weeks ago, I was at my best friend’s house and was awoken by the sound of her niece’s father shooting himself and her sister screaming. He didn’t die immediately but he did hours later. About a week later, my best friend ...

Suspect My Partner Has a Personality Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, July 27th, 2014
I have a close friend, who became my lover about a year ago. Recently he cheated on me (had an affair with a colleague), and I was/am terribly hurt, as I was his absolute best friend. In addition, in the past few months he has ...

Angry Reaction to Help

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, July 26th, 2014
An acquaintance of mine (age 21) had suicidal ideations and revealed she was depressed. She had not sought out professional help, and I was supportive as much as possible. One day she texts me that she wants to jump off a bridge and ...