What makes me qualified to give advice, you ask? Nothing. Now, why you might want to hear what I have to say, that's another story.
I ran away from home when I was 15, lived on the streets, had a Bipolar mother, was an unattractive teen (and some of you can attest to know how much you can learn when suffering from that affliction), am apparently unfathomably infertile according to several doctors, suffer from being both too prideful and severely affectionate, and I wrote an A paper so spectacular the professor asked to use it as an example in all subsequent classes on the group dynamics in the movie Clue. And let's face it - that last one there should be all the qualification anyone would ever need.
l also have a Master's in giving out counseling, have worked with adults with mental illness, runaway teens, and domestic violence perpetrators, so there's not much you can say that's gonna freak me out.