Teen Issues Articles

I’m 13 and I Like a 20-year-old

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, September 18th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm thirteen and I like a 20 year-old. I have a tumblr, Doctor Who-based. I met a guy on tumblr who also likes Doctor Who. He posts selfies on his blog, I privately sent him some. I like him. We're friends. I ...

Sensory Issues, Anger and Anxiety Problems

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
I seem to be overwhelmed with problems. I tend to get very irritated at almost anything and I'm not sure what the cause of it is. I can't think straight and I have a very hard time focussing on anything. I feel overwhelmed ...

I Can’t Concentrate on My Studies

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, September 14th, 2014
From India: I am in 12th grade and I understand studying efficiently is very important right now, but for some reasons I am not able to. Whenever I sit down, I start thinking about other less important and frivolous things which has nothing to do ...

Problems Because of Parents but I Can’t Tell Them

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Half of my problems are because of my parents but I cant tell them because I know they have done so much for us. I have had issues with my mum since I was 9 or 10 years old, being called stupid...

I Have Anger, Headaches and Excessive Crying

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
From Denmark: I'm 14. 4-5 months ago I started getting irregular and random headaches, and recently I have been getting mood swings. I get raging angry over normal things, and get the urge to break/smash/bite things. I also start crying when I'm not upset. I've ...

I’m in Love with a Boy I Haven’t Met

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, September 7th, 2014
From the U.S.: Hi. I'm a 14 year old girl. I feel as if im in love with a person I havent met yet. I feel like I know him so well. The feeling I get when I think about who ever he is I ...

My Teenage Brother is Object of Bullying

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, September 6th, 2014
From Azerbaijan: Hi. We are 4 children in our family. 3 girls and a boy. My brother is the last child of the family being born after 7 years of silence. He is 17 now. This year he has graduated from high school and is ...

I Feel Like I’m Losing My Grip on Reality

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, September 5th, 2014
Sometimes I feel extremely energetic and think I can do anything, other times I feel like I should just kill myself to save everyone the trouble of my existence. I feel like there is a voice in the back of my head, when I feel ...

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 ...