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slayerette
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I just moved to DC this year from Europe - and I im so unhappy it hurts. I miss my home like crazy. I also have a depression problem - and not long ago I almost committed suicide. Ever felt so lost that you don't think you'll ever find yourself again? I feel like that. I hurt so much... how can I live with this? It's already been a couple of months and I have tried so hard to fit in. I just dont know what to do anymore...
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Heather
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Often, it takes a lot longer than a couple months to get settled in somewhere nnew. I know that's not exactly a huge comfort, but it is often the case.

In terms of the depression, a smart thing to do that could also help provide some of the support you're seeking is to seek out a counselor/therapist in your new city, or a support group that's live and in town.

Some organizations in your area that might be of helpp:
http://www.ymcawashdc.org/health/familyServices.htm
http://www.dccare.org/spsby.htm
http://www.youngwomensproject.org/

You might also ask the guidance counselor at your school for more resources if you need them.

Otherwise, see if you can't give it a little more time. If finding friends or a peer group is just not working yet, seeking out other venues to find that in like volunteer jobs (which, btw, are great for taking your mind off of your own stuff for a while) is an option as well.

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duckling
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I've lived in the same town my whole life, and sometimes I feel alone and depressed. The best thing to do is to do something that makes you feel better (something healthy, like exercise or listening to music). Consider talking to a therapist. It sounds trite, but it helped me a lot. Explore DC! There's tons of stuff to do, and you'll find places that you love that no one else knows about...make your home wherever you go, and make the most of it.
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ThisGuy
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To be honest, I can't stand DC, either. This town is depressing in and of itself...

Have you been through the Smithsonian yet? The air and space museum is interesting, and the art gallery is fascinating. (Except that horrible modern art place.)

Have you been to Occoquan or Fredericksburg yet? Old Town Alexandria or Georgetown? Some interesting stuff there.

There are a couple of ok band venues, if you're into that. I haven't found any Musica of the Diabolus variety, however... (I'm assuming you're a Slayer fan. )

I guess what I'm trying to say is: find stuff you enjoy. Meet people. Set up a new life.


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