Suicide Articles

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 ...

I’m Hearing My Voice In My Head Saying Bad Things

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, July 14th, 2014
I don't intend to those things. they just happen automatically: Hi, thanks for reading.please help me. I hear what sounds like my voice saying bad things in my head everyday. The strange part is... these sounds pops up out of nowhere and its not me ...

Should I Seek Professional Help?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
I'm going to be seventeen in a few months, and I have been dealing with mental issues for years now. I battled self-harm, suicidal tendencies, hatred and severe aggression towards myself and everyone else, etc. for years. My parents are unaware of that because I ...

I Know My Mental Health Is Not Good

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Hi, for as long as I can remember since i was 7, I feel I have been dealing with depression, anxiety, mood swings, I was a cutter in high school, in my early 20's I had major suicidal tendencies, and Did attempt a ...

I’m Having a Major Life Crisis

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Okay, so most of you will think I'm too young for this but I'm positive I feel like this. It started when I was 11 I was really depressed for my age and no one believed me, I felt like I deserved all ...

I Don’t Think There’s Anything Wrong with Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
I'm not trying to get attention. I don't want to be labeled with depression or some other mental disorder. I used to be sad, it's something I've dealt with since 5th grade when we moved here. Then my dad died when I was ...

Why Do I Run from Everything?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Hi,this has been going on since when I was just a kid.I don't know what's wrong with me and I'm scared I might try to commit suicide again. Well,I basically run away from everything and everyone. I avoid making friends,jobs,school,relationships or any kind of social contact(especially ...

Is It Wrong to Want Him Out of My Life?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
From the U.S.: I have a friend who I've known since childhood, I'll call him Bill. We've never been very close, but we've had the same circle of friends almost all our lives. In fact my fiance is good friends with Bill now. Personally I've ...

Depression, Anxiety, and Coping Problems

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
I live with my parents, and I'm not allowed to go out at all. I hate my job. I don't go to school anymore. I'm always angry, sad, helpless, hopeless, suicidal but have never really harmed myself; just once that I pressed a ...

Should I Check Myself into the Hospital?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, May 31st, 2014
I'm seriously considering checking myself into a mental hospital. I've been getting worse and worse and I don't know how to handle myself anymore. I'm not on any prescription drugs. My parents believe that teenagers are just attention seekers when they claim to be depressed, ...

I Can’t Ask for Help

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
i am a 16 year old male. i want to get help for my mental "illnesses". but i don't want anyone that i know to find out. that includes my parents. i don't want them to worry or be sad mad or embarrassed about me. ...