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natasha244

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I don't know what's got into me lately. I'm so stressed with everything... Tomorrow I have a psychology assessment and a law assessment and I'm not feeling confident at all. I am constantly stressed and worrying over something. I just want to cry I feel so miserable all the time and I'm really, really struggling right now, everything is just so overwhelming.
I don't even have the energy to talk to anyone at sixth form about how I'm feeling anymore. I used to speak to my psychology teacher a lot about my mental health issues and she really helped me but I feel I can't even speak to her anymore because I feel guilty for wasting all her time when she's probably got ten million other things to be doing than dealing with me all the time - she did enough of that last year:(

I'm getting really bad self harm urges and I really don't want to. I just want to cry but I can't and I don't know what else to do. I am debating on whether or not to make an appointment with my GP but I feel it won't really help, he will probably just tell my CPN I got in touch with him. I just feel so lost, and so sad ... I'm just tired of everything but it's the type of tired sleep can't fix. I don't know anymore I'm just so sick of this horrible life.
 
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Hey,

I'm so sorry to hear that you've been feeling so low. I'm also a student (university) and I know how difficult it can be to carry on working when your mind and mood are all over the place. Really glad to hear that you have held off self-harming. It might seem like the answer now, but it won't solve any of the issues you are having with your mood.

Your psychology teacher sounds very compassionate and I'm sure she'd much rather be helping you with the odd chat than allowing you to suffer in silence. I really encourage you to reach out to people in your sixth form and to your GP. Your sixth form can probably help to make allowances for your assignments if you're under a lot of stress (plus add special considerations to your exams if this is affecting your study). You don't have to go through this alone; there are systems in place to support students with mental health issues.
Similarly, you can ask your GP to make you a referral to a therapy service or even prescribe you SSRIs if you feel like you're struggling - be honest about the problems you are facing and be explicit that the CPN referral hasn't been helpful. There are lots of options out there and often it takes some time to find the 'right' one for each of us, so don't feel disheartened if mental health services aren't doing much for you at the moment.

Hope that helps. Stay safe & good luck with your studies :)

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Hello misses!! Speak too your cpn please thats what they for!! Have you got crisis number? Ring that when your urges get too much x
 
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you have got absolutely loads going on atm. no wonder you are stressed about it all. :hug:
can't you talk to your CPN?
 
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leenabrit said:
Don't be so depressed in life. There is lots of thing pending in your life and you must have to do it. So don't take it any negative or wrong thing so seriously, this kind of things get you in depression.Try to avoid this type of things and focus on positive things and keep your self always in some activity. If problem still arise then consult with depression specialist doctor they will defiantly help you.
It's hard not to be depressed in life when you have severe depression at the age of 19,I wake up dreading the day because of how bad I feel, I have to take medication and I don't want to, but I do, and it doesn't work. Sixth form is compulsory for me because I need my a-levels to get to uni, but at the same time sixth form is stressing me out so much. Today has been a horrible horrible day and now I feel like I have no one anymore. I have a CPN but she's give me an appointment for three weeks time, and I'm off sixth form for 2 weeks but I have shit loads of revision, homework, essays , and worksheets to do. :(
 
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Hello misses!! Speak too your cpn please thats what they for!! Have you got crisis number? Ring that when your urges get too much x
Hello! I saw my CPN yesterday,I told her how I was feeling and how much I was struggling, and that I had hurt myself a couple of times over the past couple of days, and now my next appointment is in 3 weeks time... :(
I rang her today crying my eyes out down the phone because I spoke to my teacher for a bit but then she had other things to do and she said she doesn't really know what else to do or say to help me anymore.. And I was crying my eyes out to my CPN because I was really struggling and feeling really low and she just told me to go out with friends and take Beechams and buy paracetamol for my cold, and if I need someone to talk to, to go to A&E , which didn't make me feel any better at all. :'( x
 
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sorry you are struggling and sorry your cpn was no help xx you can talk to us ,we wll try and support you as much as we can xx lots of love from fairy lu xx
 
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It's horrible when you feel so low and you have loads of work to do. I'm sorry you're going through this. Please, if you can, learn to see college and your work as a safe space - you're focused when you're working, so you can't contemplate the negative things. I know it doesn't help with your energy levels and your motivation. Is there anything they can do at college to support you - maybe give you extensions? It'll allow you to be able to get your head down whilst also being as kind to yourself as possible while you're doing it.

Hope you start feeling better soon.
 
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I'm so sorry to hear that, it really does sound like your CPN doesn't understand the severity of the situation, and it's a shame your teacher isn't more understanding. I agree that it's ridiculous that someone told you 'not to be so depressed', as if you could just snap your fingers and choose not to suffer. Are there any psychological services/a school nurse at your sixth form you can see in the meantime? Any places on your crisis plan that you can go to when you're feeling distressed, for example a safe house? (I was told that you don't have to be at risk of suicide to go to a safe house, it can just be somewhere to escape to if you're feeling extremely low). Similarly, there are loads of support lines you can call here and even more on Google. Again, don't feel embarrassed or ashamed about calling, they're happy to speak to anyone in distress. All the best, I hope some of these resources help you through the next few weeks and if anything gets worse you can ask your CPN for more help, go to A&E or call Samaritans.

I also found it was really helpful during my A-Levels to create a timetable for work - I had someone at sixth form who specialises in education of students with mental health issues help me out. She said that the best thing to do is structure your day into small work segments and intersperse them with little rewards and breaks - that can be snacks, going out for a refreshing walk, having a relaxing bath, a little bit of reading (preferably not television but if it helps, then do it!) - it's often much more manageable to get little bits done at a time and you do find that it sticks in your brain better than long cramming marathons. If you miss a timetabled slot because you're feeling too low or anxious, don't worry. Just keep on with your timetable and don't let it get you down. You'll still make progress. Also, sometimes I find that a change of setting can help e.g. studying in a coffee shop, at a friend's house or at a local library can help to distract from the feelings of depression and get me into a working mindset. Sending you positive vibes, you can do this :goodluck: <3
 
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