I think of ending my life every single day. Things have gotten a lot worse since I failed math. It made everything a lot worse. I have lost hope in everything and I even stopped praying. I never thought I would grow up to be such a burden. I need someone to talk to, help.Updated 1 April 2022 under Ask Us.
We are so glad you reached out for help. You and your life matters, you have a purpose here on this earth. It’s very important that you know that you […]Read more »
I think I’m becoming depressed. I really hate myself and I have no motivation to socialize or to do work. My parents don’t believe in me and just aren’t supportive. Are there ways I could go to therapy without them knowing?Updated 15 December 2021 under Ask Us.
Thank you for outreaching to us. It is really brave to admit when you are struggling and ask for help. Because you’re 18, you are entitled to privacy in your […]Read more »
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 […]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’m a homeschooler, and things at home are getting rough. I’m stressed all the time, but I don’t feel like I can tell my parents. I don’t have outside resources. How do I get counseling without them knowing?Updated 15 July 2020 under Ask Us.
We are sorry to hear things have been difficult at home. With COVID-19 precautions, so many young people are feeling stuck at home and many are struggling with challenging family […]Read more »
I feel very insecure about everything from my own labia, my sexuality, and the topic of sex. It fuels my depression and I need to talk it out. Is it okay to tell my therapist, even if I go into detail?Updated 29 October 2019 under Ask Us.
This is a an excellent question, and it’s great that you are asking it! Finding clarity and support with these concerns will hopefully help you feel a lot better and […]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 »
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 […]Read more »
I’m usually a happy person, but sometimes I feel upset and inclined to self-harm. However, since I’m not diagnosed with Bi-Polar depression I don’t feel like I deserve help. Is it just a phase? How can I get over this if I’m not validated?Updated 20 January 2017 under Ask Us.
Some moodiness is normal throughout the teen years, but especially in the early teens. It’s possible that this is a phase and you will feel better in time. However, if […]Read more »