Teen Issues Articles

I Want to Tell My Parents about Depression but Mother Thinks It’s Foolish

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Since I was in elementary school I use to pinch myself or punch my stomach, as I grew I began to cut in 7th grade and began to think of suicide in 8th and tried to with pills but didn't work for it ...

Accepting Death

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
I fell asleep next to my little brother and then as I closed my eyes I started to cry because I realized that one day he's gonna die and it's inevitable and I cant stop it and I couldn't stop crying for at least an ...

What Do I Do about Boyfriend’s Lies?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
From the U.S.: Well I have to start from the beginning. When we first got together he had told me he got cheated on by his ex in the 8th grade and he suffered from trust issues. For our first year he made me feel ...

Does My Stepbrother Have an Anxiety Disorder?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
From the U.S: Hi. I'm 14. I have a step brother that lives in my dad's house. His mom (my step mom) lives in the house as well. I recently moved in with my dad. My step mom is very protective over her son who ...

Is This Considered Sexual Abuse?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, August 28th, 2014
From the U.S.: My brother and I grew up with a narcissistic mother. I have read online that this causes a lack of nurturance. As a result when I was 6, 7, 8 my brother and I had sexual relations. I don't remember much, but ...

Will My Paranoia Lead to Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Yesterday I was diagnosed with paranoia, and I started on Saphris. I'm worried that my paranoia will eventually lead to having schizophrenia. I am 16 now, and will be 17 in 2 weeks. I have an older sister who is schizophrenic, which means I could ...

I Don’t Know What’s Wrong. Mum Drinks and I’m Scared.

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
I will sum everything up quickly, over the past four or more years my mum has been drinking heavily and my dad works away so he has no power to help, my mum is abusive and very scary when she is drunk. She ...

Wasn’t Allowed to Speak

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
My parents adopted me when I was six months old and kept me from talking as a child, but I was okay with it because they were usually working and had their business partners at the house, so I was always quiet and didn't interrupt. ...

Anxiety But Don’t Know How to Ask My Mom (a Psychiatrist) for Treatment

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
I've had anxiety attacks since middle school. I have no idea why. I could be having the most amazing time and I could break down. I've also had some suicidal thoughts. It happened in the end of eighth grade then stopped then now they come ...

I’m Not Happy

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, August 25th, 2014
I really hope I get an answer because it'll go a long way to help me out in life. And in my part of the world therapy isn't too common so life's problems are blamed on several other weird stuff. I am 21 and it ...

Why Am I This Way?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, August 25th, 2014
Well, let me make this very short. When I was younger, I used to isolate myself a lot. I had a computer, so I was addicted to it. I couldn't spend a single day of my life without it. It was similar to ...

I Need to Kill People

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, August 24th, 2014
I'm starting to feel a certain attraction to the idea of murder, like, I need to kill someone, I need to feel someone else's blood in my hands. I don't want to kill people I know, I just want to kill people. I have almost ...