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Dear Auntie, My family is falling apart due to the death of a baby in our family…

Dear relative, I am so sorry to hear about your family’s loss. Losing a child is a life-changing event. No matter the situation, a loss can be difficult to recover from physically, emotionally, and mentally. It is something no family should ever have to experience and yet it happens often. While you may have feelings of isolation or despair, please…

how can i manage my anger

Hey Uncle here! Short answer; practice, patience, understanding and a lifetime devotion to fighting a lifetime concern. This is a two part answer: Part 1: Identification. Begin to Identify why you are angry. Folk don’t always associate the underlying reasons for their anger. Anger is usually rooted in emotions like fear, pain, anxiety (worry), frustration, stress and depression. Though there…

I’ve got a problem with the boys on my street…

Dear relative, I am so sorry to hear that you are having problems with boys on your street. Bullying and street harassment can be really hard to deal with, and I am sorry you are experiencing this from people in your community. Bullying and harassment is painful and can make you feel down and alone. It’s important when you are…

what is the difference between regular depression and high functioning depression?

What is the difference between regular depression and high functioning depression? Hello, This is a really good question. There are many types of depression that can impact one’s life. Such as, Major Depression, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Situational Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and others. There is not really a “regular” form of depression, because depression is a clinical disorder that…

I just found my friend cuts herself and i also have struggled with self harm for a long time and I know how much it sucks when people point it out. Do i just wait until she’s ready to tell me herself? How do i talk to her about it?

You’re such a good friend for writing in and for reaching out for help for the both of you! Finding out that someone you care about has been cutting can be upsetting, especially since you have had similar struggles. It’s normal to feel confused, helpless, sad, worried, or mad, especially if you feel you’re the only one who knows what…

I was raped last month…I’m getting therapy, so why isn’t it helping?

Hey Auntie. I was raped last month. My case is going well because a friend of mine told an adult and she reported it to the police. But even with that knowledge I am bitter. I snap at friends and family and say awful things I don’t even mean. I’m usually an outgoing person, but this has made my depression…

What is ADHD?

Sometimes I have trouble concentrating in school, and I get angry a lot about it. A counselor at my school told me that I might have ADHD and I should get tested. What is ADHD? – Chad Chad, a lot of people have ADHD, so don’t freak. If you have it, there are lots of things you can do to…

I’m just seeking some advice about getting mad…I need to know how to stop.

I’m just seeking some advice about getting mad and tending to punching a wall I need to know how to stop. Thanks so much for your question. It’s normal to feel angry every now and again. But it’s important that we manage our anger and find positive ways to express it. Anger can become unhealthy if we bottled up. When…
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