Welcome to HealingWell and the Depression Forum. We often have young people that have gone off to school struggling with your very same problem.
You have already received some good advice. I am glad you are going through counseling, that will be a tremendous help to you even though you will sometimes think it is a waste of time.
There is a lot to handle during your first year in school and even as your college career progresses. You have to adjust to being away from home, new independence,and stress from classes.
There is nothing wrong with being depressed or feeling overwhelmed. It happens to each of us many times in our life, sometimes it is just a lot harder to deal with and asking for help is the right thing to do.
Find an outlet – do what you like to do to have some fun. If you plan your time, you will have some balance and you can fit fun into your schedule so you will not feel as if you are in prison!
Use techniques to relax – try meditation, stretching, deep breathing, and relaxing music or nature sounds to help you relax. Keep talking to us, we are here to support you.
Again a warm welcome
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*