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I’m a 15-year-old female. The past 6 months of my school life and sleep schedule have been deteriorating to me physically, but recently it seems like my emotions have been going haywire too. I used to get 8-9 hours of sleep nightly, but have now gotten 4-5 hours of sleep for the past 5 months and have been holed up in my room doing homework more than ever. I get irritated with everyone much more […]

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I Don’t Know If There’s Something Wrong with Me or if I’m Just Paranoid

A lot of things have happened in my life that can be considered life changing problems for others – not me. My parents got divorced, my dad hooked up and got pregnant, I’ve had/still have to deal with my mums illness… so why does none of this bother me until I start thinking? Once I start thinking, I think about every single problem in my life and I cry. I cry myself to sleep. I’ve […]

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I Worry When Someone Asks Where I Live

From a young woman in Indonesia: I feel bad for my social life. I mostly spend my time on internet and do chat sometimes. And I have no problem when chatting with people online. But when they start to ask where I came from, I couldn’t tell them. I feel scared, like if they knew who I am, I feel like i will be in trouble. Even if they just asking from what country i […]

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Mentally Ill Parent’s Reaction to Losing A Child to Suicide

Hello, I just wanted to know, if a mentally ill mother (specifically one who is a Paranoid Schizophrenic but on medication) loses her adult child to suicide, what would her reaction be? Would she have a psychotic break and be institutionalized? Would she attempt suicide herself? Or will she be like most parents, in grief but eventually heal? A. Hypothetical questions are difficult to answer. Predictions about human behavior are very difficult. In general, people […]

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