Hi ladies! I need your input on this problem. I came to the US nearly 6 years ago and wasnt living in an area without any Indians. The problem I was so socially isolated and my extended family (cousins, uncles and aunts) weren't any help. I was usually put down by them because of my accent and because they thought I was lazy and didnt want to do anything. Pretty much I was depressed and I got anxiety because it was a new school and I didnt know how to interact with people in school. Anyways after 2 years I moved to college and the depression went away. But I noticed that by that time I had no social skills. I didn't know how to make friends. I went to a school with lots of Indian and they all seemed happy to be here. I made a few friends but they were more like acquaintance. Then a year and a half in college the depression came back. I could no longer do my work and started doing really bad in terms of grades. I was in a health related major and wasnt able to continue because I didnt have the grades. it id now my fourth year in college and I still have one year left. I only recently started seeing a counsellor and I was adviced by her to take antidepressants. I am afraid to take them. What if it messes me up more? What if I cant function without it? What happens if I get married in the future, do I have to tell the guy that I had to take antidepressants? I am not even telling my parents. I dont want to burden them with my troubles. Please give your input.