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 how many kids commit suicide due to bullying?

 Why do i feel like crying for no reason?
I feel really lonely lately and miss my ex boyfriend, I'm also eating loads and have no motivation to do anything I feel scared and just want to be hugged and keep staying in bed all day. I also ...

 Im feeling really depressed and im having trouble avoiding thoughts of suicide please help me?
I was watching alot of celebrity youtube channels like disney stars and things and I just feel extremely depressed because i dont have that kind of fun, amazing life. I do have alot of frends, i dont ...

 Why things always doesn't go the way that I planned?
Everything I planned don't go the way I wanted, it whether ruined or done with something wrong. Anything for example I planned to get my driving test done and pass before the new year, as I ...

 Could my fiancee ever fully trust me again after my womanizing past? Advice?
Im 31 and im a LT. in the military, I was also in a relationship with my ex fiancee for 6yrs but we broke up early last year. She ended things with me, saying i was a womanizer and she always caught ...

 Do I have a mental disorder?
Ever since I was like, 5 years old, I've had a little obsession with cutting things. Paper, clothes, hair, bedsheets, myself, anything as long as I can snip scissors through it. It's ...

 i think i might have depression?
i think i might have depression, as we have been learning it at school and over half of the signs apply to me. i also did a test at school, which i lied on as i didn't want my friends to see, so ...

 Am I going crazy or already am I?
I have never had any real good friends. I have acquaintances but no one I will miss when I graduate high school. I haven't invited anyone over and my parents are noticing. I feel really lonely ...

 If you get residual schizophrenia can you get regular schizophrenia again?
It's for a character in a story I have to write for school, but I cannot seem to find if you can go back into full blown schizophrenia again after developing residual schizophrenia....

 I am so depressed, help...?
- Unlike some other severely depressed people i know, i cannot cut myself or bring myself to commit suicide, i do not know if this is cowardice or just my sub conscience saving my a**. -Also, i do ...

 Depressed and struggling with college and life...?
I'm depressed and can't cope with my college work. I leave it to the last minute and sometimes can't do it full stop. In high school, I was an A* student and got 2 As and 8 A*s in my GC...

 14 and my mom died!!!?
I'm 14 and 2 weeks ago I lost my mommy to cancer. Its been the hardest thing ever. It happened as soon as I got out of school on the last day of semester before christmas break. For a couple ...

 5-htp for depression stopped working?
this is the third time around i try 5 htp to cure my depression/insomnia and it worked great the first few doses and i had vivid dreams but would still wake up during the night(probably because ive ...

 Boyfriend on Heroin - do I stay or do I go?
We met about 7 months ago and instantly fell in love. He was so nice, so loving, so caring, great with my kids (I have kids from previous marriage), treated me like a princess. We had so much fun ...

 i am going to kill my self i need the best way?

 What strategies can you use to avoid abusing a dexamphetamine prescription?
I am about to go back on dexamphetamine 50mg/day after a 9 month break. While the medication improves my quality of life enormously, it is also, unfortunately, my favourite drug to abuse. This is ...

 Is this kind of anxiety normal?
Recently I've been faced with the typical stresses of a high school senior. College applications, holding a fairly strenuous job, maintaining a high GPA, several elective classes that require a ...

 what would of been a reason that i was annoying in junior & senior year of high school?
i can honestly say that the start of me liking pain was at some point in 11th grade by hitting my arm against the rows of lockers until i got to my class - at the same time though it annoyed some and ...

 Dysthymia plus fear of failure plus anxiety plus low self esteem makes for a destructive person. Please help?
I'm a 19 y/o female and, simply put, I'm ruining my life. See, I have a fear of failing. I know, everyone has it. But most people aren't afraid to take the leap anyway. Most people don&...

 ADHD vs other condition?
I am 13 years old with soon to be formally diagnosed but very rigorously informally diagnosed Asberger's syndrome. I am not one to take conditions like ADHD lightly, nor am I going to diagnose ...

It's Easy
Can trauma cause the use of drugs?
My dad was in Rwanda during the genocide in 1994 helping the peacekeepers and came back and started using many illegal drugs. He's been sober for years now but I was just thinking about that.

Judy & Charlie
Sometimes people take up using illegal drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc. to escape reality. However, this just makes life worse for them and they end up trading one bad thing for another.

Pisces Sweetheart
Yes, going through a traumatic experience is one of the most common reasons for people to begin using drugs. For them, it is an escape. The higher they get the more their problems disappear and it soon becomes an outlet to the pain and trauma they feel inside. Good for him for being sober now! That's truly amazing.

Many people who undergo significant trauma attempt to cope with substance abuse.

Jake B
I'm no expert, but I wouldn't be suprised if it did. I don't think that trauma directly causes drug use, but it may make a person more susceptible to becoming addicted to drugs.

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