Teen Issues Articles

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 ...

What Is the Matter with Me?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, September 21st, 2014
I don't really know what is wrong with me. I don't consider myself depressed, but I feel so careless at times and life is just passing me by. I still laugh and try to engage in conversation, but it feels different. I feel different. I ...

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 ...