Archives for Teen Issues

My Friend Is Suicidal and I Don’t Know How to Help

I’ve been friends with a girl online for almost 10 years. She’s always struggled with depression, and has dropped out of middle school, then high school, then university. She’s 24 now. She just got a really good job, but then she almost immediately started deteriorating. I’m Bipolar II, and I suspect she is also Bipolar. She cycles rapidly between manic states and depression. She has repeatedly told me she is constantly thinking about suicide....
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I Want to Be Popular But I’m an Introvert

I am 21 years old and like to hang out with friends. I want to be popular among my friends and teachers. I like to do stage performance and presentations. But unfortunately I am introvert type and lack of self-confidence. I want to answer all the question my teacher asks but hesitate to do it. Even my relationship with my boyfriend has some effect. Because he is extrovert and popular among his friends. So...
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Self Harm/Maybe Bipolar?

I am an 18 yr old girl and I have recently been having trouble with self harm. I used to cut in the past but got help and medication (Zoloft). I cannot stop hitting myself and slamming my head against walls. I have taken quizzes for things such a bipolar disorder and have scored a high number. Yet, the quizzes are not helpful because the questions are hard to answer when you are feeling...
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Why Did This Friendship Fall Apart?

From Pakistan: I had a friend and she resembled with my cousin whose family are now angry with our family, so we separated years ago. I took admission in college 2 years ago and found a girl who looked like my cousin. I kept on chasing her to be my friend and then made her my friend. That was the most precious time for me having her company sitting besides her and one...
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Anger Issues

I believe my sister may have an anger problem. She can be violent and I have scars on me from where she has scratched/pinched me. Today we were going out to see my cousin off to prom but she wouldn’t get up and get ready (she had just got back from a school camp) we kept telling her she needed to get dressed but she refused so we left without her. We then received...
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I Feel God Is Punishing Me

From Iran: I’m 17 and a I’m in high school 2nd grade, my exams just finished two days ago, and my parents are telling me that if you failed we don’t let you pass them and you must leave school, I failed almost all my exams I think. The thing is whenever someone tells me something, I think he is making fun of me, and I keeping thinking about it for a week, for...
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Potential Surfacing Mental Disorder

I am a college student who has just completed his freshman year, and will be continuing my education as a permanent on-campus resident. Since my junior year of high school, I have been experiencing something that is hard to sum up in simple words, so I will do my best to describe my symptoms. As far as the memory can stretch back, I have always had difficulty remaining positive and maintaining focus. I am...
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Over-Attached to a ‘Friend-with-Benefits’

I am a male, and so is he. We were both teenagers, one apparently experimenting and the other finding his sexuality. It took years before we kissed. We were around 13-14 at the time. Every weekend after I was at his, two teenagers fumbling around and discovering themselves. I think I always loved him, right from the start, but never realised it. We parted ways for a few years, but since we attend the...
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I Want to Hurt My Aunt

Sometimes when my aunt tells me I’m a good for nothing and lots of other hurtful things, I feel like I want to hurt her, like punch her and kick her and stuff like that. I would never act on that thought because I know is not okay, but I just can help feeling that anger. She hates me because when I was 11 her husband wanted to be my boyfriend and I told...
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Teenage Child Says She’s Bisexual

My 13yo (now 15) announced on social media she was Bi.  She has kissed girls who don’t identify as being bi whilst they were all drunk at a party. (Yes she got grounded for the alcohol consumption). She doesn’t date girls or look at them with desire. Friends have tried to set her up with girls she declines, in fact she physically recoils at the suggestion. If a male asks her out on a date...
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I’m Am Very Afraid I Am Developing a Dissociative Disorder

Hello. I have become very worried about my mental state in the past months. I feel as if I have been becoming more and more dissociated. It’s very hard to explain. My brain feels foggy, fuzzy, and sometimes absent. My frontal lobe, to be exact, feels disconnected to the rest of my brain/fuzzy/hazy/heavy. My vision feels strange, it almost feels as if I’m looking at life through thick glass. I have been having severe...
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Repetitive Movements and Some Sounds Make Me Feel Horrible

There are movements that people do that make me feel very angry and horrible. It’s one of the main reasons I’m happy this school year is over. When someone in class would tap their feet on the ground/move their feet repetitively, click their pen, tap their hands on their desks, etc., I would feel so angry inside. I always had to use my hands to block it from my view or cover my ears....
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