I’ve just arrived at college very far away from home, and although nothing is wrong with school, I feel too far and want to go home. I’m sad and crying all the time, but I don’t want my family to think I’m quitting. I don’t know what to do.

Thank you so much for reaching out and we are sorry to hear that your transition has been difficult. Although transitions can usually spark feelings of sadness and being homesick, it sounds like you are expressing that your feelings are impeding your ability to move through your life comfortably right now. Being able to recognize that you are struggling and need support is incredibly brave, so you are on the right path! Most schools provide counseling/mental health services, so we encourage you to reach out to your school and see what resources are available to you. Many people find it helpful to talk to a trusted person who understands your feelings and gives you space to process your feelings comfortably. In the meantime, be gentle with yourself and try to do things that bring you joy- even if it is just listening to a song you love or going on a walk somewhere beautiful. We believe in you and are sending you well wishes!