So, my name is Kali (Kay-lee). I'm 18 years old and a senior in high school (except I take all my classes at a nearby university). As you can probably tell, I'm a very motivated and hard working person... usually. I suffered from depression and slight anxiety about 4 years ago and for the last 6 months or so I've been on medication for serious anxiety and out of school for the last 3. Basically I'm looking at possibly not graduating on time, losing my spot as valedictorian of my senior class, and worst case having my scholarships and college admission revoked. I'm going on a trip to DC day after tomorrow which I'm hoping will help me get back on track, as the whole point is that it's for winners of a national scholarship to help them with college and being successful. I'm very nervous about as part of my anxiety disorder is social anxiety and I have a lot of trouble engaging in conversation. I've been trying to get back to my spiritual roots through yoga and reading the Bible to help, I'm not sure if anyone has any advice for using that particular technique. Really I'm just here because I need to be around people who understand what I'm going through. My mom is very supportive and my boyfriend has been a life saver, but it's different being around people who can empathize versus those who can only sympathize. Anyways, that's my story. I look forward to meeting all of you here!