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19 year old female , first year of university

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I'm a 19 year old female, and I have just started my first year of university. It is my first time living away from home, and I'm an 8 hour drive away. I do not now anyone in the city, and it's my first time even being in this province. During this past summer, my family and I moved halfway across the country, and my parents are having matital problems. Along with financial matters, and a long-distance relationship, I feel like this has all become too much. I can't eat right, I can't sleep properly, I have constant feelins of anxiety/panic, and I sometimes feel like I am just going crazy. I also started to self-harm. I have had constant headaches since I got here. I have mood swings, I'm anti-social, and get irritable quicly and without good reason. I sometimes feel like I am losing touch with reality. Am I going through a stress overload?

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replied September 28th, 2010
Anxiety and Stress Answer A16362
Thanks for using this forum...

The feeling and tension you are experiencing is a result of your being away from home and friends..As its your first year its difficult getting friends...I will suggest you to come out of your shell,talk to a few people,call home,find connections and try to enjoy yourself...find some engaging book or hobby and get busy,that way you may get to meet new people and also enjoy college..

take care...

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