4/28/2013 6:00:00 AM
Chris has a 43 year old son who still lives at home, has anxiety attacks, limited vocabulary and difficulty organizing simple thoughts. He also lacks self-confidence and is fearful.
4/27/2013 6:00:00 AM
Danny felt down most of his life, but never talked about it. Now he finds his moods fluctuating, and wonders if he may be bipolar. Sometimes he's a wallflower and at other times he's the life of the party.
4/26/2013 6:00:00 AM
Jessica is a college student who took a semester off. She has always worked very hard, never asking her mother for financial assistance, but is afraid of becoming homeless or poor. Lately she has been feeling worthless, helpless and hopeless.
4/2/2013 6:00:00 AM
Tricia's middle school son is OCD/ADHD. He's in counseling and just started medication. She wonders if homeschooling would be the key.
4/1/2013 6:00:00 AM
Chess was fine until she had to drop out of college and move back in with her mother. She has become anxious and paranoid, and it's getting worse.
2/23/2013 6:00:00 AM
Jenny's brother has been plagued by a gang who has made threats against him. It got so bad his mom sold her home to get away from the gangs, but they followed, threatening to kill him. Turns out, it's all in his head.
2/21/2013 6:00:00 AM
Alistair is a 21 year old college student with excellent grades. His job, however, is very stressful. For two years he has been filled with anxiety, due to his demanding supervisor whose favorite phrase is "Make it happen."
1/30/2013 6:00:00 AM
Natasha has a 15 year old daughter who, recently, developed a bald spot on the back of her head. She discovered she was pulling it out herself, and cannot seem to stop. Not only that, she's not even conscious that she's doing it!
1/28/2013 6:00:00 AM
Antony is 22, met and quickly fell in love with an 18 year old girl. So quickly that he forgot all about his wife who dumped him. He knows about this girl's previous relationship with another girl but loves her anyway. The problem is that she's now afraid of relationships and says that she loves him, but her studies come first and she just doesn't have time for him.
1/12/2013 6:00:00 AM
Teri's psychiatrist has just prescribed another medication for depression and anxiety. She worries about everything! Her son and his heroin addiction, her husband and his heart disease, her 92 year old mother and her health, her daughter and a random car accident. EVERYTHING!
12/17/2012 6:00:00 AM
Caroline has Asperger's Syndrome. At work she has customer after customer coming to her, asking questions even though she's obviously busy and there's other staff members nearby. This is beyond annoying for her.
12/15/2012 6:00:00 AM
Cierra has been diagnosed with GAD and depression, but is no longer receiving treatment. She believes she had more problems than were being addressed -- so she quit seeing her doctor. In particular, she wonders about her imaginary universe which contains imaginary friends.
12/10/2012 6:00:00 AM
Grace grew up listening to verbal abuse from family members. Now 52, she wants to overcome her low self-esteem, but doesn't know how. She slouches, talks quietly and fears others getting angry with her. She's tried reading self-help books, but nothing seems to work.
12/8/2012 6:00:00 AM
Alice is concerned about her friend who sees a dark shadow called "Jimmy". He follows her around, leaving only after she cuts herself with a sharp blade. She sees a counselor, but has not told him or anyone else about this dark, evil figure.
12/3/2012 6:00:00 AM
Julieta has attempted suicide 14 times; the last time was the day before she wrote this letter. She's in a relationship with a guy, and doesn't know whether to share her suicide attempts with him. She's afraid he is getting fed up with her drama already and fears if she divulges this to him it will ruin everything.
11/1/2012 2:00:00 PM
Karen has tried everything to naturally fall asleep. The problem is she's terrified to sleep alone. She has an overwhelming fear that someone will get into her home, so much so she barricades her house like a fortress and lays in front of the door to prevent an intruder from entering without her knowledge.
10/22/2012 6:00:00 AM
Ned's life has become very uncomfortable. He cannot maintain eye contact with others, and instead looks at their bodies, to the side or on the ground -- but mostly at their bodies. It's gone from bad to worse, and he's not sure what's going on.
10/20/2012 6:00:00 AM
Aaryan is a 22 year old student, and he cannot stop worrying about himself, his sister, his kin -- everything! He worries about yesterday, today and tomorrow, about getting old and about his career. He has read books and blogs and tried spirituality and but nothing helps.
10/4/2012 6:00:00 AM
Jasmine is a 44 year old woman with three boys -- two teens and a 7 year old. After 16 years of physical and emotional abuse, she finally left her husband when he almost seriously hurt her in front of their oldest son. She's now dating someone who is back in his own country, and she finds she has lost her zeal for life. She doesn't want to do anything, go anywhere or talk to anybody. She's even neglecting the house chores and not preparing meals for the children.
9/22/2012 6:00:00 AM
Jasmine is scared. She sometimes feels she's about to have a stroke or heart attack, and she's unable to do anything to stop it. Not only that, she hears voices, telling her to stab her children. She hates people and is having extreme mood swings. She is asking for help.
9/19/2012 6:00:00 AM
Yanxia is concerned about her little sister, who lives in China. Lately she insists her father-in-law is trying to poison her and her 16 year old daughter, as well as bugging her house so he can listen to conversations. It's not only the in-laws; she's also worried about her daughter's grades when she takes her college entrance exam -- in a year and a half. These delusions are becoming alarming, and all her sister wants to talk about is the father-in-law and how she can prepare her daughter to make high marks for college. Is there a link between the two?
9/17/2012 6:00:00 AM
Marji is experiencing seizures, and her doctor insists she's an epileptic due to a car wreck where she experienced head trauma. Now she's posting comments to her Facebook page -- while she sleeps -- waking the next morning with no idea what she posted.
9/12/2012 6:00:00 AM
Priyal's roommate is making her life miserable. She's a chronic liar, lying about anything and everything. Not only that, but the roommate also has imaginary friends, and has created characters in her life that don't exist.
9/3/2012 6:00:00 AM
Denise has tried about 20 different antidepressants and has tried counseling, to no avail. She hasn't worked in over a year and has no insurance and has been paying bills with her 401k. She took care of her dad until his death, and now has a boyfriend she considers an enemy. She's not sure what to do to change her life around and feels it will never change. What say you?
8/24/2012 6:00:00 AM
Wendy has been married to her husband for 11 years, and he continually has mood swings. He'll be fine for a month, then he's hostile and angry for about a week. He's fine with the kids, but she bears the brunt of his anger. He also gets in verbal altercations at work and threatens to quit. She wonders what's going on. Do you know?