depression

  1. M

    Looking for support

    My 20 yo daughter has struggled with depression, anxiety, and anger for the past three years. She is currently attending school and has her own apartment that I pay for. I believe she skips a lot of classes and she is not working, she promised she would get a job when school started in January...
  2. 9

    19 year old doing better out of the home

    I posted here a few years ago about out of control Teen boy: depression, cutting, running away, drugs, flunking, etc. Since then I have remarried which I think has helped. I found a college he could get into up in the mountains and took him to look at it when he was going back downhill and...
  3. J

    Adult son mom's guilt needs support

    The guilt and enabling my adult son is getting the best of me. The only strength I have left is to ignore the calls, ignore the promises, ignore the begging. I just can't face my son when he has told me he wants to be drug free and mentally stable but if I will let him come home. I now except...
  4. runawaybunny

    Probiotic found in yogurt can reverse depression, anxiety symptoms - UVA finds

    Lactobacillus affects mood, anxiety in mice; researchers optimistic findings should hold true in humans * Lactobacillus - a probiotic bacteria found in yogurt - can reverse depression symptoms and anxiety in mice, UVA researchers have determined. * The researchers have identified a biological...
  5. tripletmom

    19 year old son refuses to get a job

    I am so needing advice... my son graduated from high school in 2016. He picked up a couple of odd jobs in the summer (mostly when pushed by my husband or myself) and refused to take classes at the local community college in the fall. He spent his fall months "researching jobs'... mostly...
  6. B

    Younger stepson threatened suicide

    My Difficult Stepson is now enrolled in "online high school" and while they allegedly count up his credits so he can start classes, he is happily doing nothing at home under the "supervision" of his father. Meanwhile, younger stepson, who has never displayed the issues that plague his older...
  7. G

    So that happened...

    It's been at least 4, closer to 5 years of living through my worst nightmare. If you had told me when my son was under age 12 that we would suffer through this horrid space, I would not have believed you. I have posted the rundown here before, it echoes a lot of what is common among us. My son...
  8. B

    After almost a year, back in contact with Difficult StepSon.

    Difficult stepson is having a terrible year in school. We haven't spoken to him since last spring, but we keep tabs on him through his school's online gradebook and weekly reports from his counselor (he has a 504 plan). He is 16 and a junior, and won't have enough credits to graduate next year...
  9. HMBgal

    Anyone with experience using Sand Tray Therapy?

    Hi all. My grandson has a new psychiatrist. He wants to do this type of therapy, only with Minecraft. It's one-on-one therapy. It seems really cool, but wondered what experiences you might have had.
  10. S

    Keeps regressing

    DS12's depression keeps getting worse. We tried Zoloft and then Celexa after a Zoloft fail. With both the Zoloft and Celexa we saw huge improvements and then major backslides. We then ruled out SSRIs and tried Lamictal. As we were titrating up there was almost a switch overnight at 150 and I...
  11. D

    She taxes me...

    Hi My name is Dee. I'm a mom to an only child. She will be 17 in 27 days. She has had anxiety and depression since about age 10. Shes been medicated and in treatment for 5 years. Shes now off medications as they were not helping at all. Shes been hospitalized twice for overdose. She was committed...
  12. E

    Please help me with my 20 year old granddaughter.

    I am a 60+ year old grandma who loves her granddaughter immensely. She moved out of her mother's house because they didn't get a long and she was emotionally abusive to her. I took her in and I didn't mind it because I felt bad for her. She's 20 now and moved in with me around 17/18 years. The...
  13. ColoradoDad

    Disciplining after suicide attempt by daughter.

    My 16 yr old daughter gets released tomorrow from the psychiatric department at our local hospital, she's been in there for almost 6 days. She ate lots of pills and cut herself. It came as a surprise. We are making our home as suicide-safe as possible now. My wife and I spend four hours a day...
  14. Concerned Mom & Dad

    New member - frustrated and concerned

    Our son Matt is 18 years old. He has been raised in a very typical suburban middle-class household. My husband worked out of our home part-time and was basically a stay-at-home Dad to our son and his twin brother. Although I worked full-time, I was home for dinner every night and we were both...
  15. ISPEAKWHALE2

    Missing Daughter....wondering what to do? Does it get easier???

    My daughter is 21 years old, In High school she tried to hurt herself in her senior year. She tried this in class, was handcuffed sent to a hospital and then to hospital two hours away for three days. She came back and we have seen three psychologists and tried numerous drugs. She was...
  16. M

    I can't handle this anymore. At my breaking point.

    My 12, almost 13 year old daughter just called me a ****ing stupid ***** and hopes I burn in hell. All because I locked my bedroom door so not to have her come in and wake me again. Sometimes I feel she has figuratively beaten my love for her out of me. The disrespectful and mean behavior...
  17. juliabohemian

    Is it wrong that I don't even like her anymore?

    This is my first post here, so I realize that this is probably disgustingly rhetorical. Allow me to explain. I'm a 31 year old mother of two. I have Adhd, depression and a borderline personality disorder of my own. My almost 8 year old daughter has severe Adhd with ODD. My husband and 5 year...
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