Suicidal thoughts/actions

Posted by on Tuesday the 21st of August, 2012 → Depression, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Help/what you can do, Suicidal thoughts/attempts/ideation, Teens | no comments

People are often shocked to find themselves having thoughts about wanting to “leave this world” to actually kill themselves. ¬†Yet, many people are overwhelmed by many parts of their lives and sometimes these issues feel insurmountable. The ongoing issues of money, relationships, children, health, work, school, body image, feeling like a failure, being bullied, hating […]

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Teenage depression

Posted by on Tuesday the 21st of August, 2012 → Depression, Teens | no comments

This can be a tricky determination. Am I depressed? Is this normal? No one else seemed to be as bummed out as me. I’m stressing about stressing. I just need to know what is wrong with me. Here are some ways to think about this. Have you had thoughts about any of the following for […]

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How do I know I have a problem with drugs/alcohol/shopping/computer time/gambling

Posted by on Thursday the 19th of April, 2012 → Drug and Alcohol Abuse | no comments

There are simple ways to think about whether you have a problem with drugs/alcohol/shopping/computer time/gambling, really anything that can be addictive. For some people anything that distracts them from their real lives is possibly addicting. For others, there is a fear that anything is a problem. Let’s look at what you can ask yourself about […]

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