I'm 15 and started going to a public high school where i don't know anyone last September. In 8th grade i went to a catholic school and my class was extremely small (13 students). Not to sound cocky but I was kind of popular. One of my friends even said she wanted to be me because everyone liked me, which i thought was kinda crazy! I think I'm a funny person and I always made jokes in middle school even though i was still quieter than normal but no one really noticed.But I've always known i was shy. Since going to my new school I have made no friends. I'm only in contact with one of my really good friends from middle school and we're slow drifting apart. I eat lunch alone in the library. I feel myself slowly becoming increasingly depressed and dread going to school. I have no one to talk to because my mom just gets mad when I bring up my shyness and I just hate my step dad. Everyone at my school is really nice and I don't know why I have such a problem talking to them. I have already been labeled as the girl who doesn't talk so people don't really acknowledge me. I'm also black but have been around mostly white people all my life until now. I don't feel like I fit in with other black kids but I also don't feel completely myself with white people.