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  • 1 hour ago

    Blog: The Day I Tried to Kill Myself

    Guest blogger Jen James (from Crisis Text Line) describes the events of the day that was almost her last: To learn more about how to recognize suicidal behavior and what you should do if you think someone is suicidal or is in immediate danger of hurting themselves, click here: You're not alone. Confidential help is available for free. If you think you might need immediate help and cannot speak to a family member, a medical professional, or a member of....
  • 3 hours ago

    In search of guildance

    I dont know if looking for answers online is the wisest thing to do but what the heck. I am a college student at a small community college ( I am 20 years old). This is my 3rd year and lately I have been feeling very prone to sadness and anger. I feel depressed, but its not everyday, some days are good and some days are bad. I stay at the dorms and usually that is when I feel the worst, when I'm away from home. But this is my 3rd year so why am I feeling like this now? I feel so lonely and sad....
  • 4 hours ago

    Daughter has panic attacks every night over homework

    My daughter has been having panic attacks over homework since she was 5. Sometimes they will go on for over an hour, and she rarely gets anything done. She was eventually diagnosed with dyscalculia, panic disorder, and GAD. She saw a psychologist for a couple years and the psychologist felt that putting my daughter through a panic attack every night was not fair to her. Now my daughter is in 7th grade and her teachers are giving her D's because her homework isn't completed. My daughter has....
  • 9 hours ago

    Can't Stop Crying

    I have my first psychiatric appointment in 4 days. Currently on no meds for depression or anxiety. This depression hit me me like a ton of bricks this week totally out of the blue ...without me having an established primary care physician to call. I can't stop crying. It's like all day every day. What should I do to stabilize myself sans meds till I can see my doc?
  • 1 day ago

    Not sure what to do...

    I am not sure what to do at this point in my life... I have always dealt with depression when I was little but never talked about it. I always just thought it was a phase something I can get over. So, I never been diagnosed with depression but lately I just feel like the world is caving in on me and its(depression) is not helping... I lost my job recently and now about to lose a 6 year relationship. I don't know what to do anymore in life, sometimes I get thoughts of ending everything but then....
  • 1 day ago

    Why is there a shortage of mental health professionals?

    Compared to many, I have no right to complain. I earn above average salary, well insured (both medically and financially), I'm married, I have two great kids... but I have no friends (numerous acquaintances), I drink and smoke (luckily, nothing illicit or serious), my marriage is in shambles, I'm considered morbidly obese (BMI 38), and I constantly wish I were not alive. My former psychiatrist retired unexpectedly, my psychologist left my city 8 years ago, and just to remain on medication....
  • 2 days ago

    Long term depression

    Hi, throughout my life, I've fought depression. Earlier in life I became a drug addict in an attempt to medicate myself - it took a good 10 yrs to gain control of my life, and I've been clean and sober for 7 years. The problem is, however, this depression! Everyday around late afternoon, it's like a dark cloud comes over me and I can't shake it. There's nothing really bad about my life -- in fact, it's really pretty good, so i just don't understand why this happens everyday....
  • 2 days ago

    Can Lexapro be taken as needed

    My husband had a severe stroke a few years ago. With the stress of caregiving, no one to help and little time to get out by myself. I find myself getting down once or twice a month. I was prescribed 5mg Lexapro. But it makes my hair fall out. And I don't need it everyday. Can it be taken as needed?
  • 2 days ago

    I am not able to concentrate and feeling week from inside

    Sir/Mam I am 25 years old. From last 1 year my eyes got weaken up, my hair got grey and I have issue of severe dry skin from birth in month of cold and I am not able to concentrate on studies, I feel my head heavy, brain fog ,not able to remember things for long time, feel tired always and when I go to bed I am not able to sleep also i feel short of breath. What could be cause of it. Is it due to B-12 deficiency (Because I am veg and I eat less dairy product) or starting of alzheimer .What to do....
  • 3 days ago

    Effexor xr

    I take this med and 3 hours later I feel light headed and spacey. Is this normal? They upped me from 37.5 mg to 75mg two and a half weeks ago.