I just failed a class for the first time.I had a major mental health breakdown for half of the class and I barely turned anything in. I should have asked for an extension, but I was taught that my health is not an excuse for failure and that I should be ashamed for not doing as well as everyone else.I just feel really low and disappointed rn
Anxiety (Including GAD)
I get where you're coming from. My mental health dropped to the point of flunking out of college. After some work however, they've allowed me back, and I get special accommodations. If you don't have accommodations, I'd look into seeing if you qualify, even if you don't use them, having them can be helpful and stress relieving.
I did not know that was a thing in college, I’ll have to look into that
all you'd need is a note from a medical professional (therapist, doctor, what have you) with a list of things you'd benefit from having (at least what's how I did it). Me personally, I've got ADHD, Depression, and tourettes. So I'm allowed to not go to class if I'm having a bad day, double time on exams, I can request extra time on assignments, stuff like that
if you want someone to discuss the possible accomodations you can ask for with before officially setting up and appointment with a professional, I'd be totally willing to bounce ideas with you
I’m in the same boat. Been going through the same exact thing. And it’s very draining and painful. However, grades, classes, and school in general does NOT define you and won’t even matter in a few years if you really think about it. So do not beat yourself up, you’re not the only one going through this and you will still succeed. There’s always an option to take the class again and please remember your mental health comes first!!! You cannot do anything in life if your mental state is not okay so prioritize it first. You are going to be okay and you should be proud that you still kept trying despite going through this mental warfare. It will get better as long as you practice self care.
I really get that. People don’t understand how impossible mental illness makes doing classwork or studying, and I don’t fully either: I have trouble forgiving myself for my “laziness”.
The best advice I can give you is to take a light courseload if possible and drop classes that you can’t handle at the moment. I dropped a class with a terrible prof last semester and will be taking it next sem with someone better
Im going through the same thing right now. Its normal to feel disappointed, even if the situation was out of your control. We all fail at things, but that doesn't make us failures. Accept what happened, and strive to do better. Maybe next semester you can try to keep open communication with your teachers/professors. Let them know that you struggle, but that you want to be there and do your best. I believe in you. Do your best, whatever that is for you 💕
Having accomodations is the only way i survived school with my health conditions affects. Look into it its really helpful
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