I have no one to talk with

I tend to be very depressed because of my real world social life. Due to some unnecessary issues between me and my friends, I am alone, except for a handful of friends. As I am a lover of life, I don’t think of suicide. I’m an average, introvert student. So, other classmates and friends don’t help me to cope with these issues. I don’t like to share my feelings with my parents or family members. I like talking to people but I have no one to talk with. I don’t know what to do.
Lucky (16)

Dear Lucky, due to some “unnecessary issues” between you and your friends you feel left alone. Remember that God gave you loving parents and other family members in order to guide you in the best way. You should trust them and be guided by them, especially during your teenage years. Open up a dialogue with some friends who come to you for favours or help, without falling into “unnecessary issues”. Friendship is a give and take relationship. Be available to anyone who meets you and put on a smiling face. If you smile at others they will smile back at you and you can talk and share with them slowly building up a friendly relationship and avoid falling into depression.

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD
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Dr Anthony Grugni, MD

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD, has a degree in medicine and is a professional counsellor. For the last 30 years he has been providing youth with practical advice to help them tackle urgent and troubling issues.