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    So I took a year out because I couldn't cope with starting sixth form, but I feel twice as worse, now I'm starting college again and I have no social skills to make friends, which makes my depression worse, and the depression gives me no motivation to socialise or develop any skills. I literally hate myself, I feel numb and detached from everything, people think I'm weird or is mentally disabled because I can't socialise. How am I supposed to function as a normal human? When I see people forming friendships around me and I'm left behind stresses me out so much, no one wants to talk because I can't. What can I do?
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    (Original post by Jeesus)
    So I took a year out because I couldn't cope with starting sixth form, but I feel twice as worse, now I'm starting college again and I have no social skills to make friends, which makes my depression worse, and the depression gives me no motivation to socialise or develop any skills. I literally hate myself, I feel numb and detached from everything, people think I'm weird or is mentally disabled because I can't socialise. How am I supposed to function as a normal human? When I see people forming friendships around me and I'm left behind stresses me out so much, no one wants to talk because I can't. What can I do?
    Sorry the year out hasn't helped you at all. Are you seeing your GP or anyone about your depression at the moment? If not this would be a good place to start. Making the sixth form aware of your illness could also help a lot and there may be some support they can give. For making friends, are there any clubs/societies at your sixth form that you'd be interested in? These can be a great way of meeting like-minded people, they also give you a starting point to talk about, or less pressure to with an activity to focus on. Really I think health professionals would be the best people to talk to though. Hope it all works out for you in the end, depression is horrible
 
 
 
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