I am a young teen, and have just started my freshman year of high school. Also I have gone through a break up a couple months ago with a guy I've been with for a very long time. These may be possibilities of my depression, of course.
I have always been a very introverted person. My parents have always kept me with a small amount of people that only they approve of. Recently, I've lost every one of my friends. It has been many many months since I've last had an actual "friend." I've gotten VERY insecure about this at school. I don't go to lunch anymore; I hide in the bathroom, even at the risk of getting caught skipping and getting suspended. In classes, I look at my book only and try not to make eye contact. When people talk to me, I never know what to say. Especially to compliments. I am a nice person to be around, I just can't get a grip around new people quickly. I really would like some advice, because I've gotten the point of crying myself asleep every night and wanting to go back into my old habits of cutting my wrists. (By the way, I don't look like I do that stuff at all, so that's definitely not what turns people off.) Help, please. Obviously, every teenage girl needs a friend around every once in a while.