I have always had self-harming ticks to cope with my anxiety, but there’s one I picked up recently that makes me concerned to say the least. I punch my head to get rid of my intrusive thoughts. Is hitting the top of your head a form of self harm?Updated 10 November 2021 under Ask Us.
Thank you for asking this. It’s an important question to discuss. Anxiety is felt by many children and adults alike, and some do resort to harming themselves as a way […]Read more »
I was recently prescribed the birth control pill and I am wondering if it could increase my anxiety? I know that sometimes it can cause mood swings, but is the risk higher if you already have a mental health condition?Updated 1 March 2021 under Ask Us.
The birth control pill affects everyone differently, so it’s super hard to know what (if any) effect it will have on someone’s mental health. Although it’s very unlikely that […]Read more »
I’m really concerned, depressed and scared at the state of the world and what my life is turning into, with the coronavirus and wildfires and all the violence and hate in the world and it’s really hurting my mental health. I’m terrified of going back to school in-person with the coronavirus and being infected with something that I could bring home that could kill my family. I had 2 panic attacks this week because I thought school was happening in-person. I’m feeling really really anxious and depressed, and I feel like there’s no hope. I don’t know what’s happening except that it’s bad. What can I do to cope with it all? Please help!Updated 16 October 2020 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your questions; there is certainly a lot happening in the world and a lot of people are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. While it can be so […]Read more »
I feel that I am extremely nervous this year. I will suddenly feel overwhelmed by school, the prospect of college, or something in the news (particularly school shootings) and my stomach will feel sick and I can’t stop shaking. What should I do?Updated 30 September 2019 under Ask Us.
Sometimes people think that teenagers don’t have much to be worried or anxious about. However, as you have pointed out there are many important challenges that teens face. There are […]Read more »
I have chronic anxiety, a poor appetite and low grades which I feel are due to my low self-esteem. How do I overcome this?Updated 5 December 2018 under Ask Us.
It sounds like you have some things you are worried about and your worries are affecting a number of areas of your life. If you can get help for your […]Read more »
I have a lot of panic attacks for instance before exams or an oral presentation. I did some yoga exercises to learn how to breathe calmly but it didn’t help. It isn’t easy to live with panic attacks. What can I do?Updated 5 September 2018 under Ask Us.
Panic attacks are extremely difficult to deal with. The symptoms, which can include shortness of breath, chest tightness, sweating and stomach upset are frightening and may make people worry that […]Read more »
I’m 19 years old and so scared of needles and shots that when I even think about them too much, I get so scared I break down crying. I don’t know what to do!Updated 10 July 2017 under Ask Us.
It’s bad enough to the point where I try to avoid seeing health care providers. I’ve tried distraction and calming methods but anytime I actually get the shot I just […]Read more »
I’m already weird, I like heavy metal, video games, anime, and reading, but that’s all! I’m scared I might change more than I need to, and I just know this […]Read more »