You are choosing to talk to just one person. You described yourself as “slowly drifting away from friends and classmates” partially because you lack motivation because of sadness and loneliness. If you’re less conversational with them, they will likely be less conversational with you. Thus, it makes sense that your friend group has significantly diminished.
If you suspect a mental health problem, it is wise to seek professional help. Ask your parents to assist you in finding a local therapist who specializes in depression among adolescents. Too many people suffer with treatable mental health problems. Don’t be one of them. With counseling, this problem can be easily resolved.
I hope that you will take my advice and ask for your parent’s help. They won’t know what’s wrong unless you tell them. I hope that you’re able to get the help that you desire. Good luck and please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle