Suicide Articles

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 ...

Intense Pain

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
How stupid this may sound, it all began with my period. I experienced very heavy cramps during the first one, and got terrible headaches. I couldn't sleep at night because the pain wouldn't stop and normal tablets won't work, the pain is way worse. This ...

Depressed but Haven’t Sought Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 30th, 2013
Okay so for as long as I can remember I've had times we're I would be really depressed sometimes. It started to become noticeable with my parents that I would ditch my friends and stay home and sleep. But I am not always that depressed, ...

Am I Depressed?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Hi, I'm 15 years old and have been experiencing deep sadness that no matter what I do I can't get rid of. I have self harmed and do have suicidal thoughts a lot. I truly hate myself and think I'm a disgusting human being. I ...

Grief and Loss

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, November 18th, 2013
In June 2012 my partner was suddenly taken when his son murdered him by shooting while asleep. His family turned me out of the home very quickly , the only thing that I have been given was the bed. I I have no family ...
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