Teen Issues Articles

The Whole World Seems like It’s Against Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
This started around 1 or 2 years ago. My parents had got a divorced and my dad started seeing this girl, that was around four years ago. The girl was nice to me and my brother, who is about a year older than ...

My Mom Is Threatening to Throw Out My Pet

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Today my mother threatened to throw my five-month-old kitten out. This may seem silly, but I take these things very seriously. I value animals higher than anything; they are really the only things I seriously care for (cats especially). My kitten is practically the reason ...

I Have Been Diagnosed with DID But Can I Have Schizophrenia Too?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, October 10th, 2014
Hi. Since I was three years old I have been dissociated, and as I got older I was diagnosed with severe PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder. However, I have always seen things other people couldn't, and heard voices. I believe I can do magic, and my ...

I Think I’m a Narcissist

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, October 10th, 2014
Hello, I'm from Italy, and I'm 14. I'm sorry if I make some English mistakes but I just don't know who to ask anymore. I feel lost, because I don't know if I have a personality disorder. I have done a lot of tests on internet, ...

Former Abuser Re-entering My Life

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, October 9th, 2014
My brother who is now 19 almost 20, used to hit me (along with violently push me, slap me, tackle me, put me down, humiliate me, make fun of me infront of my friends, include himself if i have a friend over etc.) ...

Facial Scars from Car Accident

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Back in the summer of 2005 I was in a very bad car accident, I wasn't wearing my seatbelt so I went flying out the back windshield. It left multiple scars on the side of my face and neck along with my inner ...

Wanting to Get Back with My Ex…

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, October 5th, 2014
18 from England: Me and my ex broke up about two months ago, it was mutual. It wasn't working. But he text me yesterday asking how I was, etc! The conversation went on for ages! I found out from a friend that he is seeing this ...

I Fear Losing a Really Close Friend

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, October 4th, 2014
From Malyasia: I have a friend whom I have grown really fond of and he is more like a brother to me than a friend. My problem is that, I have this fear of losing him because I don't have a brother of my own ...

I’m Having Trouble Making Friends

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
From the U.S: So, i started high school freshman year 3 days ago, and I have made 0 friends. Before this, I went to an extremely small private school and this year I am in a giant public high school. Anyway, my mom told me ...

How Can I Help My Girlfriend Who Cuts, Hears Voices & Thinks She’s Fat?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
Sorry for my English, It's not my first language. I'm 18, my girlfriend is 16. We love each other more than I ever loved anyone else and she confessed me these things 2 weeks ago. I'm getting really worried though. She had bullying problem and even though ...

I Think My Mom Is Having an Affair

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
It all started around last Christmas when my dad bought my mom a ipad, her text messages get sent to her iPad and one day her ringer went off that said she had a new message. My ...

Am I Going Through a Phase or What?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, September 22nd, 2014
From the U.S.: This question is probably me just trying to get attention. Or just a 12 year old totally overreacting. And this whole thing probably won't make any sense, but I really don't know what to think anymore. So back in March I noticed that ...