Hi there, Drew.
My name's Ivy. I tend to spend most of my time on the Crohn's Disease forum, but I do come to Depression sometimes, and I wanted to say hello so that you'd know that you are welcome here and that we care about
you. This tends to be a quiet time on the forum, and you might find that you get more responses in a few hours, when the Americans wake up (I'm Australian).
First of all, please be assured that lots of really interesting and cool and happy and successful people found it hard to make friends in high school. You're stuck with a group of teenagers, and teenagers (as I'm sure you've noticed) can be incredibly immature and juvenile, especially when they're grouped together in a school. I found that I made my good, real, friends, once I left school, and you may too. Please always remember that being unpopular in high school doesn't mean you're going to be friendless for life. Keep hanging in there.
Do you have someone (outside your family) that you can talk to there? I'm thinking of someone like a school counsellor; a youth help line; a family doctor? It sounds to me as if you need an older person that you can talk to face-to-face to help you work out your problems at school and in your family. We're a pretty caring bunch here, but I think that few things can beat the support you get from a properly supportive friend in your real life.
Would you mind telling us a little more about
why you think you might have an anxiety disorder?
Sending you lots of caring thoughts,
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