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.
3/23/2013 6:00:00 AM
Tim and his wife have been married for 7 blissful years. She recently suffered a psychotic episode. Her psychiatrist says it was most likely caused by the diet pills she had just started. She is now on an antipsychotic med and better, but is determined to divorce.
3/3/2013 6:00:00 AM
Alena's husband not only has a mental illness, he's a very angry at many. He says he wants to kill those who have done him wrong. Recently he bought a gun (legally), despite his mental illness and despite the fact that he was previously in a mental hospital for the criminally insane.
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."
1/28/2013 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.
12/21/2012 6:00:00 AM
Alex has been married for 8 years and has a 19 month old daughter. Though his wife has always been opinionated, lately she has started throwing tantrums any time he says or does something she disagrees with. He's at a loss about what to do.
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.
12/8/2012 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.
10/24/2012 6:00:00 AM
Tasha is 36 and used to be shy. Teased in school, she didn't have many friends and was often teased. When she turned 20 things began to look up, as she lost some of her shyness. Now she's going to college, and all of her classes require presentations, which she finds very scary.
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.
9/4/2012 2:00:00 PM
AB is 26 and grew up without friends. He would handle difficult times by cutting himself. For the past year and a half he has been seeing a girl, whom he loves and who loves him. However, when he flies into a rage, she gets upset and wants to leave. He responds to this by threatening to kill himself if she leaves, and so she remains. He wants to know how he can stop acting like this -- he knows it's self defeating.
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?
8/28/2012 6:00:00 AM
Kazine has elevated moods lasting three months, and depressed moods lasting about the same. She also has at least 25 different personalities, but is unable to find help because so far the doctors in the UK do not take her multiple personalities seriously. This is wreaking havoc on her life, and she asks where can she go for help. Do you believe in multiple personalities? Is there proof they exist?
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?