Teen Issues Articles

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 ...

Do I Need Help for My ‘Eating Disorder’

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
I started binging and purging almost two years ago, because of my extreme depression. I also started reducing my food intake so much that I lost a lot of weight very quickly. I've never been the correct ...

I Need Help in Getting to a Therapist

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, July 21st, 2014
From the U.S. I'm 16 and I want to ask my mom to take me to see a professional therapist about a few mental disorders that I feel like I may have, but I just don't know how to go about it and some part ...

My Teacher Was Asking for Pictures

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, July 20th, 2014
A few months ago i met my favorite teacher, he and i exchanged cell phone numbers for educational purposes, but one day he texted me and asked me how my summer was going, i told him great and that i had was on my way ...

My Mother’s Habits Worry Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, July 20th, 2014
From S. Africa: So my mum was in a car accident a few years ago and has permanent damage to her back and neck. She struggles to sleep because she's in pain and is often surrounded by technology. She only eats dinner and she only ...

My Parents and I Disagree

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, July 20th, 2014
I’ve recently told my Jehovahs Witness parents that I don’t believe in god and my dad is depressed and my parents feel like failures I don’t know what to do. I feel like its my fault but I would’ve had to tell them sooner or ...

Am I Expecting Something Stupid?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, July 19th, 2014
From India: Am a guy of 18yrs. I and a girl are best friends for 2 years from our schooling days. Past year, we separated due to college. Now she is one college and i am another college. And it's very distance for me to ...

My Girlfriend Lost Her Feelings

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, July 18th, 2014
From London: My relationship with my girlfriend started two years ago. We had some normal relationships with other people before but this one was different, because it’s started as a friendship. We were so in love and we were speaking on the phone or trough ...

My Dad Is Cheating

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, July 17th, 2014
A month ago I saw my dad's phone messages where open and there was messages to a lady that was not my mother that where dirty and about sex. I talked to my dad about it but he said that it was not true. I ...

I Feel Depressed and Moody

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 17th, 2014
From Serbia: I'm a 23 years old male virgin with lots of depression and sorrow inside me. I never had sex and actually never been in a real relationship. Always felt like the girls that liked me aren't good enough for me, but the ones ...

I Feel Like I’m Going Crazy

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
From a California teen: Ever since about 4 months ago I have lived through the worse time of my life.(prior to that when I was around 14 I started going through a depression which has lasted 3 years until now.) I started having intrusive thoughts ...