I'm 20 years old, and I've been in college for about a year and a half now. I had a very rough childhood and lost my father when I was 10 years old, and then just last year I was in a really unhealthy relationship and starting struggling with depression horribly. I lost over 30 pounds (that I didn't have to lose), cried all the time for no reason, and got very easily stressed out. Needless to say I dumped the boyfriend because I knew it wasn't healthy. That was about 8 months ago. For about 2 to 4 months after the break-up I was highly emotional still, but somehow found a way to push through it. Now, I have my own place to take care of, a dog to take care of, a stressful job at Starbucks, and I'm still in college. I have a boyfriend now who is nothing but supportive and loving and I couldn't ask for more, but lately I've been struggling with heavy anxiety and depression yet again..I'm not sure what to do though. I really don't have a ton of time to exercise and I just feel stressed out and tired 24/7. I've even considered dropping out of college in the past few weeks because I'm just so stressed out. I just wondered if anyone else had dealt with this and if so, did birth control or anxiety medication help you?? I'd MUCH rather not take anxiety medication because I know it's very hard to wean yourself off of it, and I've tried it before and it doesn't really work. Anyone have any suggestions as to what to do or what I should take? I think some of my issues may just be hormonal but I'm not sure..