Hello. My problem is that recently I've been feeling extra depressed [right up to the point when I begin fantasising about shooting everyone around me and sometimes about just killing myself.] I've recently realised that for the past few months I have been quickly getting myself out of conversations with people and hiding away by myself. This has gotten to the point where I will avoid people that I really like and now whenever some of my friends from the past see me, they purposely ignore me. Even though I want to go and talk to people, trying to patch up friendships, etc, I find that I am actually too scared of them to do so, which is ridiculous. Anyway, this is a real hassle on my life, especially since I am a student and need to work well with other people in my area of choice. So, does anyone know what the deal is with this, if there is anything I can take to help me?