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Cannabis dispensary giving free CBD dog treats to reduce fireworks anxiety

The Toledo Hemp Dispensary in Ohio is offering free CBD dog treats this week to help reduce animal anxiety triggered by fireworks. Every treat contains 10 milligrams of CBD. Good for the dogs and for the business, it seems. "Most people come back every year and tell their friends so they come and try it," dispensary manager Payton De Moe told 13ABC. "Most people if they try it on the first, come back and get a bag for the next few days because with it on the weekend people are going to be...
Tags: Post, News, Dogs, Animals, Anxiety, Cannabis, Ohio, Fireworks, Cbd, Toledo Hemp Dispensary, Payton De Moe


Three Personalities in My Head Talk to Me and Make Me Do Things

I remember hearing a little voice in my head since I was in kindergarten. I thought it was normal so I just didn’t talk about it. As I grew older I became conscious that this isn’t natural and that now there are other two persons living within me. They have different personalities, talk to me, to each other. We discuss a lot, it feels like having roommates, but they are always with me. I’m pretty sure this isn’t schizophrenia at all since the symptoms described by people who have it are nothing ...
Tags: Fantasy, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Trauma, Imagination, Multiple Personalities, Dissociative identity disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID


Why Can’t I Get a Diagnosis?

From a teen in the U.S.: I currently have a therapist that I’ve known for about 3-4 years, and have had good communication and have been able to work through some stuff. However, it seems no matter what I can do, I never receive a diagnosis or know what I’m dealing with specifically. Since I was a child, I’ve known there is something wrong with my brain in the way I behave and think. I’ve never been tested for anything mentally or psychologically and it’s so uncomfortable that I can’t be told wh...
Tags: Psychology, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Teenager, Diagnosis


Young Child with Narcissistic Father and Stepmother

I believe my child’s father and his wife are narcissistic. They have one child together. His wife has two teenage children from a previous relationship. Recently, my child was mistreated by one of the wife’s children. Since my child isn’t there often, my child tends to be the target of their wrath emotionally and mentally when things are not going well for my child’s father and his wife along with her children from a previous relationship. When things are not going well with her children, they w...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Usa, General, Bullying, Anxiety, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Child Custody, Child Abuse, Blended Family, Coparenting, Custody Dispute


How to Laugh at Depression, With Humorist John Moe

This week, we’re finding the humor in our woes with help from John Moe, host of The Hilarious World of Depression podcast. John helps us understand what is funny—and sometimes even good—about depression, how we can recognize depression within ourselves and others and what to do about it when we find ourselves…Read more...
Tags: Podcast, Advice, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, John, Lifehacks, John Moe


I Feel like Getting Revenge

From a teen in the U.S.: Last year, I had my nudes exposed by this girl, and this year I want to press charges. But I couldn’t because I didn’t have enough evidence. I thought long and hard about this and came to the conclusion that I would sort this out myself. I spoke to her and we had a good talk. She confessed though and I had said I wouldn’t press charges, more like I lost the will since I was vulnerable, but now I do want to press charges. So what do I do? I had said no I wouldn’t but this...
Tags: School, General, Nude Photos, Anxiety, Anger Management, Teen Issues, Revenge, Shame, Embarrassment, Vengeance


How Can I Help My Friend with PTSD During COVID-19?

From a teen in the U.S.: My former roommate and good friend has recently been diagnosed with anxiety and PTSD from growing up on a military base.  In light of COVID-19, they’ve moved back in with their parents, four hours away from me.  Their home situation isn’t great; their parents can be borderline emotionally abusive, they’re not receiving nutritious food, they’ve recently been denied an emotional support animal, and even without the quarantine they have no means of leaving their house. Late...
Tags: General, Relationships, Ptsd, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Trauma, Military Base, Coronavirus


How to Know if You're an Overachiever

Starting when we’re children in school, we’re often labeled based on how other people perceive our “achievement.” Some kids are dubbed “underachievers” if parents or educators don’t believe they’re “living up to their full potential” (whatever that means). On the flip side, others are deemed “overachievers,” if…Read more...
Tags: Anxiety, Burnout, Lifehacks, Overachievers


How To Avoid Pharmaceuticals When Treating Depression and Anxiety

Feeling depressed and down can really take hold of you in ways that can often be hard to put into words. Everyone’s journey with their mental health is different. Some will not be able to get out of bed in the morning and feel a dark cloud over them all of them time, others can function and to everyone around them will appear to be fine, but deep down will be struggling inside. Depression can come in all shapes and sizes, and can have different strains, and often the when it comes to dea...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Anxiety Disorder, Postpartum Depression, Self Care, Health & Fitness, Post-partum Depression, Mental Fitness, Mental Wellness, Reiki Reiki


Constant Fights with My Mother

I live in a different city to my mom due to college. Due to the lockdown in my country because of the Corona Virus I moved back home with my family. I have been away from home for 1 year and have seen my family maybe twice in that year when they visited. Being back home has been so nice I missed it so much but during the past 2 weeks it appears my mom and sister got too used to me being away and now they are treating me very badly and constantly fighting with me for petty things and I cannot han...
Tags: Psychology, School, Family, General, Relationships, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Personality, South Africa, My mother


Homosexual OCD

For seven months I have been having intrusive thoughts about being attracted to men. I’ve been searching the internet everywhere looking for answers on to stop these thoughts or how I can go back to being normal again. A month ago I have been doing compulsion checks such as comparisons of looking at pictures of women and men and seeing who I am attracted to. I tried telling my parents about my condition and asked if I could see an HOCD therapist but they thought I was just being crazy. I have no...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Parenting & Children, OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Homosexual OCD


Why Do I Keep Talking to Myself?

From a teen in the U.S.: I came across this website when I was searching up why am I talking to myself and why I create imaginary people, scenarios, and places. It made me realize that I may have an issue with me and don’t know about it. So I’m here to ask for help, because I need to know what’s wrong with me and what I can do to not continue this whole talking to myself problem. I’d like to say that I started talking to myself began throughout my  elementary years till this  day. When I’m alone...
Tags: General, Fantasy, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Imagination, Talking to yourself


Sadness Over a Long Time Breakup

i have been dating John for 22 years We never lived together. We both have grown children and are divorced from others. Up until 3 years ago I lived alone and enjoyed frequent visits from my children and grandchildren. My youngest son age 38 suffered from a severe case of depression and anxiety. He had to move in with me and has slowly been getting better mentally. he is working but lost lots of money jobs and is going through a divorce. My grandchild age 12 and 7 stay with us every other week. ...
Tags: Usa, Relationships, Anxiety, Therapy, Personality, John, Breakup, Grief & Loss, Heartbreak


I’m 14 and Struggling

From a girl in the U.S.: Hey guys so here’s my story. My parents got divorced when I was in 6th grade and I think it was for the better. They would argue a bunch and it was not fun to see things like that at 10 and younger. So they finally got divorced and everything just went downhill from there. My mom just completely changed. She left work for a while and everyone around me hinted that it was my dad’s fault and I therefore felt guilty. Then she started the emotional abuse. She would constantl...
Tags: Family, General, Divorce, Anxiety, Anger Management, Teen Issues, Parenting & Children, Emotional Abuse, Teenager


How Do I Treat My Chronic Performance Anxiety & Its Side Effects?

Every day I go to work, and I am extremely motivated to do my job as well as I can because I know that doing my job poorly will lead to greater stress and suffering for my coworkers. I take great pride in that. Every day I try to find a way to do my job a bit better, and I believe that every day I become better at my job. My job is a mix of technical sales with customers, service work, and clerical work. By all accounts, I’m very good at my job. I suffer from chronic anxiety, and every failure o...
Tags: Work, Usa, General, Research, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Personality, Performance Anxiety, Character Strengths


Obsessive-compulsive disorder as practice for COVID-19

People who live with obsessive-compulsive disorder, especially those who have learned to manage it with cognitive-behavioral therapy tools, may actually be psychologically well-prepared for this pandemic. The skills those of us with OCD practice to handle anxiety, intrusive thoughts, and all-consuming compulsions are well-suited to dealing with worries of infection and the endless what-ifs about what lies ahead. Those fortunate enough to have been treated for OCD with cognitive-behavioral th...
Tags: Psychology, Post, News, Anxiety, Houston, OCD, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, McIngvale, Carli, International OCD Foundation, COVID-19, Elizabeth McIngvale, McLean OCD Institute, Lars Klintwall Malmqvist


Is IQ Related to Success?

From a young man in the U.S:  Hello, simple and selfish question. The correlation between IQ and success has interested me. If I describe my accomplishments I was wondering if there could be an estimated IQ range for me. Nope. IQ is only part of the equation. Perseverance, self-discipline, motivation, emotional intelligence, people skills, and even a sense of humor all factor into someone’s success. And then there’s dumb luck. Sometimes people are in the right place with the right combination of...
Tags: Psychology, General, Intelligence, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Emotional Intelligence, Intellect


Do Employees Sacrifice Mental Health For Higher Earnings?

We all have different goals in our professional lives, many seek fulfilment, crave knowledge or long for power. There’s one thing we can all agree on and that is we strive for a certain wage. While it is crucial we earn enough to provide for our families and can afford household bills and mortgage payments, few of us are happy to stop there and continue to push ourselves to increase our monthly wage. Employees and job applicants are in a tough market and are constantly trying to find new ways to...
Tags: Business, Sales, Mental Health, Anxiety, Ons, CPD, Blog & Grow, Employees Sacrifice Mental Health


My Boyfriend Is Depressed Because I’m Smarter Than He Is

From a young woman in India:  I started dating a boy 4 months back .Everything was going well until recently he started feeling that I was smarter than him.This made him feel bad about himself and he pulled away at times due to this. I realized after talking to him that being a former national level sportsman he has been this competitive with many people till date, that he cannot handle losing in any competition. But having that person with whom he is competing as a partner is putting him under ...
Tags: General, Relationships, India, Intelligence, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Insecurity, Dating, Jealousy, Maturity


Intrusive Thoughts, Impulsive Behaviors, Feeling “Crazy”

So this problem has been going on for years, but I just figured out for the most part what’s going on. I keep having like thoughts that feel like they aren’t really “my” thoughts that are extremely critical and repeat what my abusive parents have said and still say. Like if someone says I’m stupid it’ll be like “you’re so stupid. That’s another reason nobody wants to be around you” and I keep hearing it and it sometimes progresses to suicidal taunting. I have done things when enraged and felt po...
Tags: Family, Suicide, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Teen Issues, Abuse, Trauma, Homicidal Ideation, Self Harm, Violence, Child Abuse, Anger, Self Control, Trauma History


Why Won’t My Dad Apologize?

From a teen in the U.S.: My dad and I got into an argument and now I don’t feel comfortable talking to him. I picked up baking as stress-coping hobby. After I finish, I always wash the dishes, wipe the counters, and clean up after myself. I even take pictures of the kitchen afterwards to prove to my parents that I cleaned up. Earlier this week, I wanted to make cookies for my family. Halfway through, my dad entered the kitchen and decided to cook dinner. While cooking, he constantly repeated tha...
Tags: Family, General, Parents, Father, Anxiety, Teen Issues, Parenting & Children, Adolescent, Teenager


Retroactive Jealousy

So my boyfriend has been with a number of different girls before me while I chose to save myself for him. When I met him I knew he was the one for me and so I decided it was time and as our relationship has progressed he’s talked about marrying me but since we’re only 20, I say that we’re too young. But the point is that he really loves me, but I only think this is because he’s been around the park with others and finally has met who he thinks is right. For me, this is my first relationship and ...
Tags: Usa, General, Sex, Relationships, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Jealousy, Arranged Marriage, Sexual History


Do antidepressants create more mental illness than they cure?

Many antidepressants show no better efficacy than placebo or talk therapy in long-term usage. Proselytizing pharmaceutical interventions has been part of a concerted effort since the 1970s. Journalist Robert Whitaker discusses the impact of pathologizing children, moral therapy, and more. Doctors wrote a record number of prescriptions for Zoloft in March, causing the FDA to add this SSRI to its drug shortage list. Zoloft prescriptions then dropped in April—4.5 million, down from 4.9 million—ye...
Tags: Psychology, Nigeria, US, America, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Harvard, Innovation, World Health Organization, Fda, Psychotherapy, Robert, Derek, Boston Globe, American Medical Association


Is It Important for a Teen to Have a Girlfriend?

From a teen in Rwanda:  i am 19 by November this year, but recently i have been thinking if having no girlfriend at my age really matter… many teens by my age already have girlfriends or boyfriends, many had their first kisses or even much worse had their first break up but me, i have no experience in such matters, i really want to be in a relationship but don’t know where to start  (lets say shyness). I’m so glad you asked your question. Yes, relationships are on the mind of all teens. But it s...
Tags: General, Relationships, Anxiety, Teen Issues, Dating, Introversion, Social Anxiety, Adolescence, Rwanda


Plucking Hair, Hearing Voices, Always Cleaning Ear

I have this behavior of plucking my hair whenever I’m thinking or stressed. Sometimes I pick my scalp that may lead to wounding it. Aside from these, I always clean my ear like I think I do it almost every day. I have been doing these things since I was in high school. I also catch myself talking to nobody. Like it’s as if I was having a conversation with somebody before catching myself doing this. But there is always a very small chance remembering what I said. My mind is always messy. I can’t ...
Tags: Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Compulsions, Trichotillomania


Is This Just Anxiety?

From a young man in the U.S.:  i am constantly rubbing my hands together, i talk to myself in my head and always think someone is talking to me is this normal? ive went to 3 drs and they said its just anxiety There is no “just” to anxiety on the level you are experiencing. I’m glad you talked to doctors to find out what is troubling you. But a diagnosis is just the beginning of the journey to feel better. Anxiety can be treated. You don’t have to continue to feel this way. I hope you will make a...
Tags: General, Anxiety, Therapy, Medication related questions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT


I Feel Like I Am Sick in the Head

I have been dealing with a major depressive disorder since I was 12 (I am now 20) and I have been medicated for about 5 years, but I feel like it has taken a turn. Instead of being depressed, I feel like I am about to go crazy, and instead of wanting to retreat to my bed, I want to be impulsive and go do drugs and other crazy things. I feel things so deeply all of the time that I feel that absolutely no one in the world understands me. I am in a constant state of loneliness and I am so starved o...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, General, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID, Psych Central Being


How Many Times Can a Parent Hit You Before It’s Considered Abuse?

I’m 16 years old. I don’t remember a lot from my childhood except for panic attacks and anger. My father sometimes hurt me when I did something wrong or talked back. I’ve learned my place now and it’s a lot less frequent. My last time was a few months ago when I was disassociating and didn’t want to go to school. He pulled my hair and slammed my head against a wall. He always says sorry and I always forgive him because I don’t know what else to do. He made fun of me a lot as a kid, compared me t...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Borderline, Borderline Personality Disorder, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Eating Disorders, Personality, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Trauma, Physical Abuse, Canada


I’m Scared of My Dad & Feel Trapped

I’m 15yrs old and i live in a small home with my dad, stepmom, and sister. I had the choice to live with my dad or mom and i chose to live with my mother but she constantly belittled me and would kick me out so i had to leave. It’s been almost a year since I have moved in but i’m not comfortable here. My dad yells constantly and i think he has anger issues because the slightest things set him off. I’m usually the one to get the brute of his anger since he prefers me sister since she is his favor...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Teen Issues, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Trauma, Child Abuse, Panic Attack, Verbal Abuse


I Want to Know if I Could Potentially Have ADHD Due to Some Behaviors I Thought Were Normal

I audibly choke on my words when I am having a good conversation due to all the thoughts in my head trying to jump out at once.I have had to explain what just happened to practically everyone I have had a conversation with. I never considered myself having ADHD since I thought it was just hyperactivity and I was a quiet kid. Then I realized I became quiet after losing friends by seeming overly interested in their friendship due to my intense emotions which was frightening as a new immigrant chil...
Tags: Usa, General, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Personality, Adhd, Attention, OCD, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder