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Alise

804d

I am a senior about to move out of my parents house. I am super stressed and anxious about it. I am worried I won’t be able to handle all of my mental disorders. Any advice?

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    • CoolCucumber

      804d

      Be proactive about a support network. Call friends and family every weekend to stay in touch. Loneliness is a massive trigger for depression (studies in mice totally back it up). Also, have regular sessions with a therapist and maybe psychiatrist too during this transition.

    • Medically_Challenged

      804d

      If you are not moving far you can always go back for the weekends. I had a friend who had a really hard time attending college for the first year and did this. Now she is flourishing all on her own! Once you find and set up a routine and meet others in your new place I know you can do great as well. I think the fact that you are already aware and conscious of these concerns shows great maturity on your end. I agree with the first comment on remembering that there are people who want to support you. Make sure you reach out to them!

    • Brie13

      804d

      You’ve got this. Never lose your confidence in yourself. Make sure to balance your time out with what you need the most as your priorities. Having OCD, it helped me to make a list that I would hang on my fridge or tape to a wall that I pass every morning so that I remember what I need to focus on the most. Never forget to make time for yourself and to find a social outlet with others that will establish a support system if you haven’t already. Counseling is recommended too. That helps a bunch.

    • unicorn

      804d

      I'm in my second year of college. I've found a support system between my professors, advisor, therapist, and counseling services on campus. A lot of people are super understanding and supportive. My anxiety got worse last semester and after a lot of consideration, I decided to try medication. It hasn't worked as well as hoped yet, but it did give me some more coping ability. One of my biggest issues is that I have a tendency to self-isolate. I would encourage you to fight the urge to withdraw and reach out to the people around you when you're struggling. It's okay to take a lighter load of classes if you need to. You can talk to the ADA office and get accomodations if you feel like it would benefit you. I know it seems scary, but you've got this!

    • CoolCucumber

      804d

      Tim Ferris Ted talk is also helpful

    • CoolCucumber

      804d

      Be proactive about a support network. Call friends and family every weekend to stay in touch. Loneliness is a massive trigger for depression (studies in mice totally back it up). Also, have regular sessions with a therapist and maybe psychiatrist too during this transition.

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