I hated high school because of all of the fake people, the bullies and the rumors and my parents are forcing me to go college where I'll probably find all those awful people and become even more depressed than I already am remembering how everyone secretly hated me and I won't fit in EVER in school or in society. I know I need at least an Associates or Bachelors degree to get anywhere in life but I just need a break. I just graduated high school in June. I REALLY don't want to start at the same Community College as half of my graduating class and deal with their crap all over again. They've broken me enough. I hate school. I don't want to go to college this year! Maybe next year but not now...I need help. How can I convince my stubborn/strict parents that I need a break? What will make them understand that school, the people in school and the stress of it all is too much for me and one of the underlying causes of my depression? How can I make them see that I'm not ready to go back yet?