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Eva.Nell

429d

i’m going to start colleges classes in january, and i’m very excited. but i’ve been going through a major depressive episode. i’m doing all i can to try and make sure i’m mentally prepared to go but i still feel so overwhelmed and stressed. does anyone have anything they do that helps them? i’m into almost anything, so anything could help:)

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    • Ariel73

      428d

      I completely sympathize. I applied for one college class next semester online in the hopes that it would help me out of my major depression and chronic anxiety. I'm still waiting to see if they'll accept me for January, but I'm willing to give it everything I got. Try using appreciation and learning itself as a coping skill.

    • Ariel73

      428d

      I completely sympathize. I applied for one college class next semester online in the hopes that it would help me out of my major depression and chronic anxiety. I'm still waiting to see if they'll accept me for January, but I'm willing to give it everything I got. Try using appreciation and learning itself as a coping skill.

    • AzarathMetrion

      429d

      I missed half my hs senior year due to mental health including agoraphobia. If I could change anything about going back I'd have made myself wake up at consistent times and go somewhere, anywhere (library, park, etc) just to mitigate the anxiety about leaving the house to get the school.

    • bluejjayy

      429d

      i just finished my first college semester!! making sure to make time for studying really helps, and try not to overload yourself either, let yourself take breaks!

    • 4byfour

      429d

      Meditate before bed! ALWAYS clear your head just a tad bit every night. You’ll thank me in the morning :)

    • YoursTrulyNavy

      429d

      Congrats on starting college classes!! 🥰 I’m going to graduate soon, so I have a bunch of tips since I also have SAD and MDD. First of all, in college, you have to be SUPER self-motivated and hold yourself accountable. This is really hard when you’re feeling depressed, so you NEED to make yourself a REALISTIC schedule to follow and a to-do list with the big stuff like homework due dates but also LITTLE things like changing out of your PJs or drinking water. And then give yourself rewards for completing the things on your list! Don’t get sucked into the grind. Second of all, ASK FOR HELP. If your school has disability accommodations, you can tell them about your condition, and they may be able to give you things like extensions on assignments or extra time on tests. If there’s nothing formal like that, you can always just email your professors at the beginning of semester/quarter and explain the same thing. Especially if it’s at the beginning of the quarter, they’re usually very understanding and can give you accommodations as well. And there’s NOTHING WRONG WITH ASKING FOR HELP. They want you to succeed! And this is a way they can help you accomplish it. Third of all, DON’T BE ALONE ALL THE TIME. Make some friends with your classmates, or join a club on one of your interests! College really sucks when all you’re doing is school, since a huge part of the experience is the social life. And having good friends really helped with my depression. Of course, don’t feel bad or pressured if you have a hard time making friends—don’t force yourself. Plus, college isn’t like Mean Girls—nobody really cares about something embarrassing you said… everyone’s too busy just trying to get through classes! 😆 Overall… Take care of yourself. Don’t push yourself to burnout. Try something new. And have some self-compassion. You’re not alone in what you’re going through! ❤️

      • Eva.Nell

        429d

        @YoursTrulyNavy you are truly wonderful, thank you so much. im gonna download finch and use google calendars much more often. thank you again!! your advice was amazing and extremely helpful!!

      • YoursTrulyNavy

        429d

        @YoursTrulyNavy Google Calendars and the Finch app have been life savers for me!

    • Aundie

      429d

      Most colleges have counselors on campus. I didn’t reach out for personal counseling but I do know that your student fee is for those resources. They are obligated to keep everything private like any other counselor as I am aware. But if you’re struggling and need someone to support you, maybe look into your campus services and see if they have something that you could use.

      • Eva.Nell

        429d

        @Aundie thank you!! i’ll definitely get in contact and see who i should speak with!! you are a major help thank u:)

    • lizzette

      429d

      keep yourself balanced! studying and doing well in school is important but it’s also important that you’re happy and taking time to care for yourself. i picked up knitting last semester, it’s a bit complicated but it helped me keep my mind distracted from everything else. good luck!

      • Eva.Nell

        429d

        @lizzette thank you so much!! i appreciate u:)

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