Suicide Articles

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 ...

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 ...