i'm 17 and just finished highschool here in Oz. you go through school knowing wat to expect and you only really plan for the immediate future, you know that if you don't finish that legal assignment your going to get a detention or if your caught cheating consequences follow. i did think about my future while in year 12 and had great expectations for the rest of my life i knew i wanted to live life to the full and not miss a beat. but now after the parties and schoolies my mind is blank my life is blank, Is this the end of my life, have i completed everything i needed to do in life, is this where my life should stop/conclude. in school i was happy apart from that point in year 10 where i did strongly comtemplate ending my life and 'let it all out' to the school counsellor, just like i'm 'letting it all out' in this forum to the world and perhaps to fellow classmates, just typing wat i feel has calmed me down somewhat. the depressive state only really started when my acne got really bad to the point where it looked like i had 2nd degree burns it was and still is horrible and has totally ruined my life and would like to warn those out there to seek help immediately. for those of you who have never had there face treated for acne, it is horrible, everyweek i take anti-biotics, then the nurse actually pierces the skin with a needle then squeezes with all her might then sandblasts the face, it is the most intense pain and by the end you'll want to either cry or punch em in the face or both. god glad i got that out of my system at the moment i feel empty/blank.