Hi Abe,

I am from overseas and I find things very difficult at the moment. My family are financially very affected by covid and I feel very lonely. I have been using N20 bulbs which helps me to not feel so sad, but my friend told me I could die. Do you know if this is true or if he is just trying to scare me?


Hi Nangs,

I am sorry to hear that you are finding things so difficult, and that you are sad and lonely. It would be great for you to feel able to talk to someone about how you feel. Headspace.org.au are an organisation for people under 25, and provide one on one counselling, as well as forums and online information. Have a look at either their uni students’ forum or the international students’ forum to see if you can relate to the difficulties other students are facing. It might be good for you to share how you feel and maybe even help someone in the same situation as you. With recreational drugs, it is always good to know the science behind what you are doing. There is are a lot of myths and misinformation around, so get your information from reliable sources, like, health.nsw.gov.au/aod. They will tell you about the drugs and the risks that you are taking. I hope that this information is helpful to you, and that you feel less lonely and sad soon. If you need to talk to a caseworker about how your studies are going please feel free to email us at help@src.usyd.edu.au. Our caseworkers offer a free, confidential service, that is independent of the Uni.