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I just started my second year at a college in the Northeast and I'm already feeling trapped and lost. I think I need to take Leave of Absence, which is permitted, but I'm not sure how my parents would react to it. I also don't know what to do during my time away from college. I just know that I NEED to get away from here and that my mental health is suffering because I am staying. I am just not happy. I understand that just dropping out and doing nothing would not be a good idea...and that leaving might also be impractical and stupid. But I can't stay here and be depressed all the time. What do you guys think? Should I take this leave of absence? Do you guys see any other alternatives?