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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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I’m 13 and have Bipolar disorder, Social Anxiety, and ADHD. Will life change more during puberty?

Updated 12 August 2016 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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Social Anxiety Disorder

Updated 14 June 2021 under Health Guides.

What is Social Anxiety Disorder? Social Anxiety Disorder, also known as Social Phobia, is a mental health condition. It usually begins in the early teen years. People with Social Anxiety […]

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Is there a counselor that specializes in both stress and self-esteem?

Updated 12 May 2015 under Ask Us.

Yes. A counselor can help you to understand your feelings and problems and learn how to deal with the stress in your life and also help you to improve your […]

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