Suicide Articles

Feels Like I Am Going Crazy

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
I have problems with severe anxiety, I tend to feel more comfortable staying in by myself and so that I don't have to interact with others. Have no close friends. Have experienced several traumatic experiences from age 20 and up: death of both parents, miscarriage, ...

I Can’t Trust Mental Health Professionals

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, April 28th, 2014
There was an incident about a year ago, short after New Year's Eve. It's strange to talk about it, I feel guilty actually. A friend was over who had mental health issues, he had lost his job and didn't pay his bills anymore and startend ...

I’m Not Sure What’s Wrong with Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Okay first of all I'm at rock bottom to ask for help here but lately I've been having a problem. There's this really scary nightmare I have every single night for maybe a month now and it's when I'm ...

Homicidal Threats

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, April 4th, 2014
I am 16 years old and I, recently was in a UNI (a mental institution for teens in Utah) for suicide attempt (overdose) and ever since I have been out of the hospital something has been different; my depression and anger levels have gone way ...

I Have an Eating Disorder But I Can’t Get Treatment & Want to Recover

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, March 30th, 2014
Okay so I'm 14 years old and I've had an eating disorder since November of 2012. It started out as just forcing myself throwing up after eating but I didn't binge. then I started starving myself. I would only eat like 600-800 calories a day ...

I’m Concerned About a Student

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
From England: For the last 3 months I have covered a class as the teacher is on maternity leave. Obviously as a teacher you notice certain things about your students. There is a girl in my class and it's fair to say she isn't happy. ...

Constantly Changing Diagnoses

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, March 20th, 2014
I was first diagnosed in 2008 after I had been hearing voices for a little under a year. After 1 1/2 to 2 years I was stabilized with meds. No voices. Only a couple of suicide attempts. I then had a baby. About a year ...

Please Help Me Live Through My Parents Yelling At Me All the Time

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 17th, 2014
I am a 22-year-old woman who is trying to make a living for myself. I currently am living with my parents because I am currently unemployed. Today, one of my mom's friends called with a possible job for me. After making a small comment about ...

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, ...

Concentration Problems, Quick to Anger, Feeling Sad, Knowing That How I Feel Isn’t Normal

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, March 16th, 2014
My summary pretty much describes how I feel. My brother committed suicide in 2012 and I'm feeling like I understand how he was feeling and I feel like I'm feeling the same way. I'm frustrated with my work, my home life (though I love my ...

Where Can I Get Cheap Help?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 14th, 2014
im only 16, but I need serious mental help from a therapist. I do not know how to find this help without paying a huge amount of money. My family can barely pay rent and cannot afford to get me the help I need. ...

I Believe I Have Schizotypal Personality Disorder: Should I Seek Help?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
I've been having hallucinations that usually last for only a few seconds or minutes at the most such as smelling, seeing, and hearing things others don't, feeling like I'm being watched, or someone is touching me. I tend to isolate myself, and it's hard for ...