Hello guys, I am 20 years old and I have been feeling depressed for the last three years. I did not feel that my depression was severe because I was able to push it to the back of my brain for the most part. I feel that I am very good at acting ok. However, since I have started university (which means I am living away from my parents and home) I feel so incredibly lonely. I think this has made my depression a whole lot worse and is making me have to face it. I have made no friends since I have started and feel that I am not coping at all. I spend most of my time doing nothing at all, sleeping and crying. I want to seek out help but am afraid to share with my parents how I feel because I have tried to tell them how I felt before but they do not understand why I would feel sad. They feel that my life is perfect and I should be happy but I am not. I do want to go to the GP'S but I am afraid that tablets will not help me as I feel that the source of my depression is from having low self-esteem and confidence. I honestly do not know what to do, I would be greatful for any advice.