I constantly feel the urge to pick at my face/acne. I think this could be considered a skin-picking disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Do you have any advice on how to stop? It gets in the way of my daily activities and makes me feel bad about myself.

Updated 4 December 2023 under Ask Us.

Great question, and it’s important to know that you are not alone! It can be really hard to not pick your face, especially when there is a pimple or scab. […]

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I’m upset because I have a friend who keeps getting into fights with me. I don’t know how to stop this. My parents told me to ignore her, but when I do she gets madder at me! I’m really sad as this is affecting my mental health.

Updated 14 August 2023 under Ask Us.

This sounds really tough!  We’re glad you reached out. It’s totally understandable that you’d feel sad about a friendship that has so much conflict.  What if you started by sorting […]

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How do I know if I have a mental health problem? Lately, I feel like something’s not quite right but I don’t know if it’s bad enough to get professional help. Overall, my life is well and I don’t want to waste time and worry people.

Updated 19 June 2023 under Ask Us.

It can be hard to know when you’re feeling sad/mad/worried/etc., or if these are just passing feelings, or a sign of something bigger. Please reach out to a trusted adult, […]

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I’m going to start going to therapy soon. I know there’s nothing wrong with going to therapy and there’s nothing wrong with me because of it. But it feels wrong with the stigma and all. How do I deal with the stigma and stay cool and all that?

Updated 31 December 2020 under Ask Us.

Thanks for your question. Starting therapy to better understand yourself and how you respond to life is outstanding. Congratulations on moving forward with this. It takes strength to look at […]

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I have some symptoms of depression. Should I contact someone to test me for depression?

Updated 2 April 2020 under Ask Us.

Healthcare providers “test” for depression by asking questions about what you’re going through. Unfortunately, there’s not a blood test for depression just yet! Your doctor will ask about your mood, […]

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Recently I have stopped experiencing emotions and am having weird and scary thoughts. I am not experiencing any guilt. My friends think I am getting really manipulative. Is something wrong with me?

Updated 14 May 2018 under Ask Us.

It sounds like you are noticing some changes in how you think, feel and behave that worry you, and that your friends also notice some changes in you. Sometimes when […]

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Hello, I been feeling very depressed for the past two years and I’ve turned to cutting & burning myself to escape these tough feelings. But my main question is: How do I stop?

Updated 11 January 2016 under Ask Us.

I’m sorry to hear about your troubles.  The most important thing is to get help so you don’t have to try to deal with this alone.  It is important that […]

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Updated 20 February 2020 under Health Guides.

Everyone has thoughts sometimes that they worry about. In a small number of people, unusual thoughts and intense feelings can be a sign of a mental illness called schizophrenia. People […]

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Updated 10 August 2021 under Health Guides.

Everyone experiences anxiety at different times in their lives. For instance, you may feel anxious before giving a class presentation or before a big test. Sometimes anxiety is a normal […]

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