My 17yo daughter claims to be anxious and depressed due to lack of best friends. She was homeschooled until junior year, when she enrolled in the local community college full time. She's getting straight A's, held down a job, participates in high school and community theatre. She is still somewhat of an "outsider" with high school kids but tries to initiate social events. Her anxiety and depressed moods usually occur when she's overly busy or has been ditched by her peers. Isn't this normal teen angst? How can I tell if it's serious enough to have her seen by a counselor? She's not an attention-mongering teen by any means, and is an extremely kind and compassionate child.
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