Suicide Articles

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, ...

I Need to See a Psychiatrist

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, February 8th, 2014
I think I need to see a psychiatrist but I can't bring it up to my mom. In the past she said I needed to see one but didn't do anything about it. I wanna bring it up but I don't want it to be ...

I Feel Like I’m a Waste of a Human Being

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, January 26th, 2014
I always felt like I was supposed to die. A long time ago. But somehow fate got mixed up and I kept on living. Now there is no plan for me and I don't fit in the grand scheme of things. I've been bullied horribly ...

Depressed Teen

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
I'm 13. I've been diagnosed with Depression. Something I've been told I've had since I was seven. I'm thirteen now, and am currently on anti-depressants and sleeping tablets. I feel as though they are not helping me. If anything they are making me feel ...

Seriously Depressed Boyfriend

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, January 11th, 2014
I'm 17 and I have been with my boyfriend for about 9 months now. And he has been battling severe depression for many years. It's constantly fighting against him, and makes it hard to have discussions about our relationships because it just consumes him ...

Need Advice about Depression & Anxiety

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
I always feel like somebody's watching me, and I feel like I'm a failure all the time. I feel like neither my parents nor my sister are proud of me, and I feel disappointing. I often have problems staying with a lot of people at ...

Empty Inside

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
I'm so empty inside. I can't ever sleep. I can't eat. I never have energy. I'm always thinking of things that hurt or have hurt me emotionally. I don't want to die but I never want to be part of this waking world. All I ...

No Therapist Will Treat Me

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 19th, 2013
I had severe depression six months ago that culminated with my hospitalization after a suicide attempt. After I was released, I enrolled in a partial program where my parents live, so I could use them as a support system. A month later, after completion of ...

Urge to Harm Self, Others

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 12th, 2013
I have severe depression...possibly bipolar, urge to severely hurt women. First I'd like to say thank you for answering my question! Okay so, past these few years I haven't felt 'normal', currently I've been told by a counselor I suffer from depression, social anxiety and ...