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Categories: Health

Dear Allie, My friend is going through serious depression and I’m trying to help her by talking to her and writing her problems and emotions in a notebook, then looking them up. She says I’m helping but our other friend doesn’t think so and says I can’t help, and the only person that [...]

Categories: Body issues

I feel ugly because I don’t have straight hair. How do I look like the other girls in school?
Well, first, full disclosure: I don’t have straight hair either. And I love having texture in my hair because it balances out my face! So, I may not be the best person to ask but I will [...]

I have been ’speaking’ to this guy for like a year and we get on really well, he’s a close friend now but he’s asked ‘nips for nips’ three times. I would never send pictures and I get really angry when he asks and he knows that by the way I react but he still [...]

Categories: Body issues, Health

I took a “what’s your real gender” quiz and got 93% female & 7% male. I am currently male. What might this mean?
This means absolutely nothing. I took the test and the questions are really generic and also kind of sexist.
Don’t judge what your gender is by stereotypes. All that quiz was is a [...]

I feel constant anger over an ex-boyfriend who I recently broke up with-2 months ago-because of our toxic relationship, where I felt used and taken advantage of. He would always say the most beautiful things and do something contradictory. I thought he was my soul mate and would excuse the fallacy in our relationship as [...]

Categories: Family, Health

How do you hide your scars from cutting? I know it is bad for me and I stopped. My parents do not know at all but I really need to hide these scars. They are in the past now. Please help; I’m begging you.
I am glad you have stopped cutting. It is dangerous and definitely [...]

Categories: Body issues

I just want to remove my breasts?
I have actually heard this from a few people this week. So, you are not alone.
My suggestion to you is to begin the process by seeking out a therapist to help you. Doctors rarely will do top surgery without a therapists approval, so this is an important step in [...]

Categories: Health

My nose gets blocked easily during winter. What do I do?
My nose doesn’t get blocked so much as my throat gets all weird and I have to clear it often. I hate it!
I went to the doctor and asked about and she gave me advice. I suggest you ask your doctor too. Seeing a professional [...]

Categories: Family, Health

Hi Allie. I am 17. When I was 16 my mom could not live with me because of problems we were having so she handed me to my dad. Me & my dad don’t know each other. Sometimes I think he hates me we live in Queens, NY. He kicked me out of his apartment [...]

Categories: Health

I have never cut. I would like to also keep it that way. Though it does get hard, sometimes I just get sick of it all and want to cut. Anything will
Help!
Cutting is unproductive. All it does is leave you with scars and a need to cut more. Don’t start.
If you are angry, [...]

Categories: Health

How do I lose weight quickly?
I wish I could lose weight quickly, too! I have been cutting out sugar, sodas, processed foods, and sweets. The truth is that losing weight is not as good as being healthy and eating healthy.
If you want to lose weight you will need to talk to your doctor [...]

Categories: Dating, Health, Self-Esteem

I’m having issues with my social/love life. I feel so lonely. I’ve recently lost touch with my friends, not sure if it was because I was diagnosed with depression, I feel as if I don’t belong anywhere, part of the loneliness is feeling like the only gay kid and not having “that special guy”. I’m [...]