Teen Issues Articles

I Have Done Nothing with My Life

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, August 14th, 2014
From Ireland: I'm 18 never drunk, never had a girlfriend, never took drugs or smoke and never went out. My friends call me the perfect son but I just feel I'm wasting my life. my friends ask me out all the time but I feel ...

Step-Dad’s Boundaries Aren’t Okay

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
From the U.S: I'm a little curious. I'm 17. I have this step-dad who seems to be rather fond of me but I cannot tell if this is normal or not. Anyway, here's the gist of it, once or twice, he asked me if I'll ...

Friend Has Recurring Thoughts of Suicide

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, August 11th, 2014
From the U.S.: A friend of mine has been a slave to her depression and anxiety for the past few years. She also has an eating disorder. She has become in danger of suicide more and more often in the past month. Each time I ...

Is My Girlfriend Over Me?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, August 10th, 2014
I asked her friend if she is done with me and she said she has been busy with work and soccer that she forgot about me and moved on. I went on vacation or 2 weeks and this is what happened. She said she felt ...

There’s Something Seriously Wrong with Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, August 8th, 2014
A few weeks ago, I was at my best friend’s house and was awoken by the sound of her niece’s father shooting himself and her sister screaming. He didn’t die immediately but he did hours later. About a week later, my best friend ...

I Have A Strong Urge To Kill People

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, August 7th, 2014
My step-sister has been here a week now (she lives with her mother) and at night she always falls asleep before me. While she's asleep I get this strong urge to go get a knife from the kitchen and just stab her to death. No, ...

No One to Talk to & I Can’t Understand What’s Wrong with Me

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
Hi, Im a 15 year old and I have been depressed since I was nine or so. I know its stupid, but I hadnt thought it was a problem until a few months ago. Now that I do know, I have started feeling severely guilty ...

I Believe & Think Weird Things

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Hello, to start off i want to ask why i have the urge to kill someone, i keep getting ideas and plans to kill someone i dont like. It occurs at random moments but more often when im pissed. I make real plans for it, ...

I Think I Have Depression

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, August 1st, 2014
From the United Arab Emirates: So i'm 15 years old, and i think i have depression, along with other mental issues that had been proven by tests online (I know its not a professional diagnoses but i had to get and idea if there's something ...

Constantly Thinking About Death

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, August 1st, 2014
For the past six months or so, I have thought about death multiple times a day. I think about the fact that I will no longer exist and I will never be alive again. When I think about it, I feel cold, nauseous, panicked, and ...

I Am Not Myself

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, July 25th, 2014
From the U.S.: I don't feel like myself. I especially don't look like myself. I know what I am supposed to look like. I am supposed to have green hair because that's what plutonians look like, but my hair is red. my mom says I ...

I Feel I Am a Psychopath

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
I am 17 years old, and I have been called rather a sociopath from the perspective of other people. Since I was a child, I have been in and out of trouble (being kicked out of school for illegal drugs, fighting, etc.) but I always ...