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Postby _han » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:15 pm

I have had depression and anxiety for nearly 2 years now, (I recently just turned 16) I get panic attacks when in anxious situations or places where I have felt anxious before, I cant face an anxious situation without crying, infact most situations at the moment. I am not social as I used to be because of it and have hardly been going out or meeting people, I used to be the most social, confident, outgoing person but now I am the complete opposite. I have lost most of my friends because of it as I left school when I was 15. I havent exactly had the best of friends over the years. Family life is becomming more and more difficult as it is hard for them to understand how I am feeling. and now I am faced with the most difficult question I will probably ever get asked. "are you ready for college this year"? truth is I dont think I am. but then I think to myself maybe it could be a new beginning, time to do something I love, meet some new people. But then something else tells me maybe I should leave it for a year, itll be a chance for me to sort my life out, have counselling which will hopefully help, enjoy the summer and get out and meet old friends who I havent seen since I left, and try to get rid of the depression and anxiety and start college next year. I have an literacy and numeracy test on thursday that I have to sit if I want to get on my course. The thing is I am really scared about it! I havent been around a lot people for a long time as I have hardly been going out. I havent even got there yet and I already feel really anxious, so much that Im thinking I dont want to go. This made me realise maybe Im not ready for all this yet, that maybe I should get back into going out and meeting new people, stopping myself from feeling anxious and socialising again before I jump straight into it again just incase it makes things worse but I really need to make up my mind, and before thursday! please help?.
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Re: depression&college.

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:40 pm

I'd suggest deffering it until next year. Sort yourself out and speak to a counsillor. If you go to college and then drop out, you will be disappointed, your parents will be and then you may not get a second chance to go back. Maybe offer to get a part time job just in a local small shop to help, and do something with your year off; your parents would be more appreciative if you got a job than sat around for a year. If you wait until next year to go and you have time to sort you out first.
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Re: depression&college.

Postby Bel Bel » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:48 am

I agree with dipsy
Get yourself sraight and you will have a much better time at college and are likely to achieve more
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Re: depression&college.

Postby _han » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:20 am

Dipsy and Bel Bel, thankyou so much for the advice! I think I have made my mind up, and that is to leave college out for a year and get myself sorted. thanks again x
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