Suicide Articles

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Struggling with Grief

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Lately life has just been really unfair towards me. My best friend killed themselves on 09/09/13 and my uncle is dying in the hospital and my parents are always fighting wig me and making me feel worthless. I just wish I could do something That ...

A Hard Decision

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Recently I have been struggling intensely with thoughts of suicide. I have always told myself I would but, I have set up some guidelines to follow in order to minimize the pain such a thing would cause. My guidelines are to wait until the passing ...

Hearing Voices

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, February 10th, 2014
Something really weird has been going on with me. Lately, I've been starting to hear "screams" in my head, telling me to harm myself, pushing me towards self harm and suicidal things. But the weirdest thing happened two days ago. I was in the washroom, ...