I'm sorry I didn't see this earlier, Patch.
With school--do the students know what happened?
Socializing will be really hard the first few days,
but it'll slowly come back. It'll be "normal" again,
but you have to give it time.
Yes, counseling is a good thing.
The first days of it won't be intense or anything,
usually it's paperwork and a bit of "rules". (the confidentiallity and such)
He/she will most likely ask some questions to get a feel of who you are.
It's okay though, and you're going to do great.
Sorry, I wish I knew more to say.
Everything will be okay though, I think your the one that told me,
when things are this low--there's no other way to go but up.
Take Care, and lots of love,