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Emotional Abuse by Father

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, August 30th, 2013
I'm 21 and I didn't have an easy life. My dad has always demanded so much of me that it ended up draining me and sending down a spiral of depression, OCD, eating disorders and suicidal thoughts. My dad's constant pressure has never allowed me ...

How Do I Help My Daughter?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 10th, 2013
About 6 months ago I found out my husband had been having suicidal ideation for about a year. I thought he was having a lot of work related stress and had no idea how bad he was because he managed to be highly functional ...

Depressed?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
I am 25 years old and a medical graduate. I am always having negative thoughts like I might fail my exams though I am a good student or I may not get an internship at a good hospital like I am a failure. I think ...

Abusive Family Causing Trouble

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, July 22nd, 2013
This eventually got to me and I became suicidal at age 8. I cried and prayed every night that I would die in a terrible accident. I eventually swallowed a whole bottle of pills at 11, but survived(obviously). Then I began self harming and developed ...

Getting Help without Money or Insurance

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, July 13th, 2013
I am aware that I have some serious problems that need attention. I have a very dark past, which I could spend a lot of time elaborating on but no one wants to read the novel of my life. The short version is ever since ...

Worried about a Sibling

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, June 30th, 2013
I'm concerned about my little brother. He's 17. In public, he comes across as thoughtful, well-spoken, well-read, and almost forcefully calm. But at home, we see a completely different side of him. He's often irritable or hostile with little cause. His eating and sleep patterns ...

I Don’t Want to Live Anymore

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
I'm 15 and I have lived the worst life possible so far. My parents are separated and my dad is not in my life anymore he used to keep in touch every once in a while but since last summer after he married my cousin ...

How to Get Help?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, June 15th, 2013
I've noticed for a while that i have a depression but didnt go to a therapist yet. This is because i only made bad experiences with psychologists so far, i had an anorexia when i was 16, probably it wasnt a real anorexia, i didnt ...

Am I Really Normal?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, May 25th, 2013
First, I would like to apologize in advance for my somewhat weird English, I'm from a country in Central Europe. I seek your advice because I feel lost. Thank you very much for reading this in advance. Even when I'm writing these words, I feel quite ...

Depressed and Anxious

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Hi, I'm sixteen years old and a male. I've been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder since age 13. Also, I have used numerous drugs, alcohol, self-harmed, contemplated/attempted suicide twice, I don't eat or treat myself very well, have critically low self ...

I Imagine Killing People

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
I fantasize about killing people in extreme detail. My most recent "fantasy" (I don't prefer saying fantasize because I feel that people assume I like it.) was of me going to school with a gun and a camera and I would go to my home ...

Extreme Body Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
I've always been self-conscious about my body. When I was 13 I gained a lot of weight and I realized I was getting stretch marks. I didn't really care back then, but when I turned 17 I noticed that I had stretch marks everywhere. I ...