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Sorry I posted quite recently but just wanted a bit of advice as things have come to a head over the past few days.
I've been struggling with a mixture if anxiety/depression/OCD for the past 4 or so years, but have been able to work and study. I took a leave of absence from uni last year after a bit of tricky year, and just felt completely emotionally exhausted. I worked during that year and began to feel a lot better.
Returned this year, feeling better in general but also nervous about returning. I wasn't sure how I'd handle the stress and was worried about going straight into final year.
My anxiety got quite bad again over the past couple of months, and I started feeling terrified of going to uni - something which has never really happened to me before. It all just spiralled out of control, and the more I missed, the worse I felt and then the more anxious I felt.
Anyway,as a result I have missed a number of weeks, and my tutor has suggested deferring the year (again).
I'm really unsure what to do! I feel it could ease the pressure and I do know of other people in similar circumstances so it's not unheard of. However, I feel like a such a failure, and would be so embarassed to join the year below me. I'm also worried about the financial aspect as it would mean more debt. I feel like I could potentially pass finals this year, but part of the issue is that my course is in healthcare. Attending placement is important, and having missed some, it's also a question of whether I would be safe to practice. I'm just really unsure of what to do, and just trying to talk to different people. Wondering if anyone on here has had a similar experience?
Sorry for the essay and thank you! :-)
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