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It is okay to feel down and out once every so often, as long as you know to reach out for the hands that will pull you back up. I can answer questions about self esteem improvement, relationship with others, depression, and sexuality. I will/cannot give medical advice without an actual examination of the person and his/her medical history, so for those issues, best to find a local specialist/doctor to be safe.

Experience in the area

Ten years of professional and volunteer counseling, and volunteering for the Crisis Center. Born of a conflict-laiden family, I've walked through violance, addiction, abuse, and more. I survived, scarred but still strong, and I will do my best to help others do the same.


Richmond Chimo Crisis Center


Interpersonal/Social Relation Specialist, University of British Colombia Socialwork, 2005.

Past/Present Clients

over 500.

What do you like about this subject?

A human mind is like the ocean, it's never the same, and always powerful. human society is constructed of millions of thoughts and believes, therefore cannot always be calm and peaceful. However, if we overlook our own thoughts at times and look at those of others, we might just find that life's much more agreeable than we thought it to be.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I believe that life it self is a process of learning, therefore, I would like to learn as much as possible till the day my road ends, and what's more important to me, is to pass on what i've learned, so that others may have the same understanding that I have.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Being depressed is more serious than simply pissed off, sad, or blue. In simpler explaination, being depressed means that your negative emotions have reached the extreme in which they're controlling your daily life.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Once in a while we may all get the blue, but the question is how to face and live through those moments of darkness until you see the light again.

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Recent Answers from Johnny St. Tai

2017-03-01 Depression:

Unless people know that you too have feelings, that you have things to say (yes it's obvious but people need reminders) they won't stop long enough to listen or care in most cases.  I would encourage you

2017-01-22 Depression:

Hello Erica; From where I stand it sure looks like depression, and if left unresolved, will get worse as time drags by. I suggest you seek out a local counselor. Counseling is private, will not show in

2016-11-14 cant deal:

Hi Courney, the problem with self image issue is that it's all in your mind. That little voice that tells you no matter what other people think of you, you must be a certain way to be good enough. The

2016-04-01 stress:

Most likely you'll find that you're busier than ever after retiring since you suddenly have a chance to try all sorts of things. This is a good time to travel, to volunteer for worthy causes, and to start

2016-03-01 I might be suffering from depression:

Hello Dee; You have the right idea, definitely talk to your psyc profs about the situation and they will be able to refer you to the right materials and people. From what little you tell me, I would suspect


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