First of all, I want to express to you how sorry I am that this happened to you, I know exactly how hard that is on a person. Back in middle school my mom married a guy in another state and we moved there and it was absolutely horrible. I could give you some bullshit advice like “just go make friends it’s not that hard” but that’s a lie, sometimes it can be hard and sometimes it can be easy. So here’s the only advice I can really give you:
- Firstly, some years are better than others, remember that. I’ve had some really slow and shitty years that can easily become absolutely amazing and wonderful years. You’re going through a really shitty time right now but I can guarantee you things WILL get better. I know this doesn’t help your current situation but sometimes the only thing that you can hold on to when you’re depressed and having a really shitty time is being able to know that things can get much better at any time.
- Join some extracurricular clubs. I know this sounds hella dated and people always say things like “well I don’t have any time to also do a club” but honestly think of it like a social event. And having a social life is vitally important to every single person and the best way to make new friends is to be in something you all can share a common interest in. Personally, I joined the debate team, it helped me take out my anger because I got scored on how well I bitch people out, and I also like politics, and the people in that class were generally more interesting to me because I could have conversations about political issues which many people my age didn’t want to talk about. I know I had friends who were in to anime and formed an Otako club (excuse my spelling if I spelled it wrong). So I’m certain there is some sort of club at your school that you have some interest in, they generally have one for all types of people and if they don’t have one for you then they usually have the option to create one if you want to do the effort in that (it’s kinda a lot of work though so unless you got several people backing you on it, it’s kinda tough).
- If you are more of an extrovert (which is difficult to be in high school so I understand if you don’t wanna take my advice on this one), I always say go to football games, go to school dances, go to anything where people might be at. Talk to people, even if they are in groups. Really from my experience most people don’t care and they are more than happy to chat and maybe even give their number so you have connections and you can be friends. Also, I generally went for talking to the “popular kids” more often because they usually had better parties and bigger groups of friends but that’s just me, really just find people you fit in with!!
Good luck, I wish you the best <3 feel free to message me if you ever need any advice, I’ll try the best I can.