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 […]

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I am always depressed. If I was told that I got an A+ in math, or if a was told I was going to get a cat, I’d still be depressed. Am I okay?

Updated 16 November 2016 under Ask Us.

It must be frustrating to always feel depressed even when good things are happening. Many teens and adults feel sad sometimes but feeling sad most of the time is a […]

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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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How can I manage sleep so that I don’t feel down??

Updated 7 December 2015 under Ask Us.

Sleep problems can be caused by an irregular schedule, stress (having lots of things on your mind), depression, changes in your sleep environment (your bedroom is too hot, too cold, […]

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Lately I’m forever sad, I cry a lot and I don’t talk to anyone. I need help as this is affecting my health too.

Updated 13 July 2015 under Ask Us.

Feeling sad and alone can definitely take a toll on your health, particularly the longer you feel this way. Everyone feels sad from time to time but if your sadness […]

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Someone from my high school committed suicide last week. I didn’t know her very well, but we were Facebook friends. Her posts were always so upbeat and happy, and I had no idea she was even depressed. What did I miss?

Updated 13 May 2015 under Ask Us.

You may not have missed anything—it can be hard to truly “know” someone, especially when the only access you have to them is through social media, like Facebook.  Because social […]

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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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My friend just turned 14 and she and her way older boyfriend who is in high school want to have a baby. I’m so worried but I don’t know what to do! I don’t want to get her in trouble, but I want her to understand the dangers involved. What should I do?!

Updated 5 May 2015 under Ask Us.

Your friend is lucky to have someone like you to be so concerned about her and her well-being. You are right to be worried because there are several reasons why […]

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