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Dealing with Failure

Hi, I have suffered a lot of failures back to back in a short space of time (3 years). I now feel hopeless. I am lost and my life is drifting. I would like to know what practical steps I can take to re-engage with the world and to form dreams/goals again and to start trying to achieve them. I had a great job and life but I had to give it all up...
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I Have No Idea How to Start Thinking about My Future

I am 17, currently living in Australia. All my life I have never had any passion for anything. I do have many fleeting interests, but when I try to pursue them I tend to lose interest very quickly. I don’t have much experience with real-world issues either; I’ve never had a job, can’t drive, and never done any extracurricular activities or even had any real hobbies. Up to this point, my life has been...
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I’m Having a Particularly Bad Day

From the : I’m having a particularly bad day. For the last week I’ve felt great. When I woke up this morning I had raging anger. I’m also having motivational issues. I have a family, but I can barely take care of myself. My husband recently lost his job also. I’m trying to find a therapist to replace my retired one but need some coping techniques until a therapist is established. A: It sounds...
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Am I Special or Am I Just Entitled?

Hi, I am confused about myself and my career. I am always on point and wish to be treated with respect by my co-workers. I find that they often resent me. I’m not sure if I actually am entitled, or if they just dislike a confident, competent woman. I do think there is something special about me. I came from a really bad family (alcoholism, gambling addiction, etc.) and started working at 12 to...
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I Feel Very Incompetent

Hello. All my life I feel as if I’ve always been behind in some regard. In school, I struggled immensely with keeping up my grades and staying on top of school work. In high school and middle school, I had more of an excuse because I was working through very bad anxiety, depression and OCD. However in elementary school I couldn’t have been happier. I come from a very loving family who would do...
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Stuck During Public Speaking

I am suffering from a serious psychological problem at present I am pursuing MBA from a respected B-School I am good in study but when I publicly speak, giving presentation I badly stuck and sometimes even not able to speak a single word despite of good content and knowledge of subject due to a psychological feeling. This feeling first arise when I am in 12th th actually when I think that I have to...
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I’m Not Sure What’s Wrong with Me

From Australia: For the last month or so, I have been feeling so down. I’ve been through something like this before I think. Nothing bad has happened to me, I don’t understand why I feel like this. I had a stressful few months at work before this feeling started. Stressed to the point of tension headaches all day everyday. I just want this feeling to go away! I should be happy, I’m on holidays,...
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External Mental Pressure and Loneliness

with problem is very external but I am under lots of stress from inside. I have visa issues in US. I am not from here and I have single entry visa and my visa depends on my job which puts lots of pressure on me. I hardly can change my job and also I can’t leave the US because of visa issues and I don’t have anyone here. I am alone, no close friend...
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Why Do I Try to Do Too Many Things?

Ever since I remember I was trying to do too many things. Besides my job I always have a number of “hobbies” or “passions” that make it really hard to concentrate on one main thing or even to choose what that main thing should be. For example, lately I have become obsessed with making electronic music. So while being at work I am secretly spending nearly all my day reading and watching videos about...
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My Parents Left Me

From Jordan: My parents got divorced when I was 10, I lived with my mother in a house that she bought, she used to treat me well and care for me and my older brother, but a year ago, she left us and took my young brother with her to Dubai, and every time we call her to check if she’s okay or needs anything, she screams at us crazily and says “I hope...
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I Go into Utter Panic When I Go to My Part-Time Job

Hello, I need help that my family won’t provide or allow. My family are very conservative and don’t approve of the medical world and are heavily reliant on religion to cure mental issues. I have tried and it simply does not work — I have faith in god but it is becoming unbearable and people think I’m so weird. I am suffering from serious panic attacks — trouble breathing, heart race, sweating, disorientation. I...
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Stress Is Causing Depression

I am a 26 year old full time graduate student who also works full time. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and I am working on my masters in clinical mental health. However, even with all my knowledge of burnout and self care it seems that I may have done just that. Through all the stress of homework, studying and working with children with autism, I have started to think that my brain...
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