Ask an Expert

Our Ask an Expert column allows our readers to submit an anonymous question about mental health to our panel of healthcare professionals. All questions are reviewed by our team for relevance and appropriateness before being distributed to an appropriate healthcare professional on our panel. Responses to questions are then published on our site in the form of a Q&A-style article.

Submit Your Question!

Please submit your question using the form below.

Guidelines

Before you submit, please ensure your question abides by the guidelines listed below. Questions that do not abide by these guidelines will not be submitted to our Expert Panel.

  1. Your question should not reveal personal details about you or another individual i.e. disclosing names or locations
  2. Your question should not be argumentative or combative in nature or be phrased in a way that pushes any particular agenda i.e. “I hate how therapists always say _________. Why are they like that?” OR “I think ______ is wrong because __________. Do you agree?”
  3. Keep it GENERAL and avoid asking for advise regarding your specific situation. GENERAL (good): “What are some ways I can approach my partner if they say something that hurts me?” SPECIFIC (avoid): “My partner told me ______, how should I respond?” GENERAL (good): “What are some ways to approach food sensitivies while trying to eat intuitively?” SPECIFIC (avoid): “I am allergic to ____. What should I eat instead?”
  4. Please keep it concise and stick to a single question. You are welcome to submit multiple questions to the column independently, but please don’t bundle them together.

Ask an Expert Column Disclaimer

Before submitting a question to our Ask an Expert column, please read the following disclaimer:

Our “Ask an Expert” column is meant to serve as a place to ask a question anonymously and receive a public response from a certified health professional in the form of a Q&A-style article. Although our Experts are certified professionals in their area of expertise, their advice may not be suitable for your situation, and thus is not to be taken in place of that given by your personal healthcare team. Please always consult your own healthcare team before making any changes to your medication, activities, or recovery process. Always use your own good judgment, and consult a licensed mental or physical health practitioner for specific treatment. Do not use this column if you are in crisis. If you are in crisis, contact 911 (in North America), your local emergency number, or one of the Helplines listed in our resources section.

Our question submission form is temporarily closed. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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