Suicide Articles

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. ...

Should I Check Myself into the Psych Hospital?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
I have been extremely depressed for a very long time. I've been getting help but I am still suicidal. Last night I nearly overdosed or slit my wrists in the bathtub (I hadn't decided which) I'm beginning to feel like that again today. I've been ...

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 ...