(Closed) College + Parents = Anxiety and Depression

posted 5 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

It sounds like you are really struggling and I’m sorry you’re feeling so down and anxious. Does your college have a counseling center? Where I live, most colleges provide free counseling services to students.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

After you were diagnosed with ADD, did your doctor prescribe any medication or refer you to a specialist who can teach you techniques to deal with it?  If so, have you seen any difference since you started using them?  My siblings and my husband all have ADD, and I know it can make a lot of things difficult that the rest of us take for granted.  Do your parents know you’ve been diagnosed?  I would think that would make them be more understanding.  Maybe give them a book on ADD so that they can understand what you’re going through.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

first of all, it sucks to graduate after your friends did, but there is absolutely nothing shameful about graduating college in more than 4 years – in fact, that’s very common now. secondly, I think that’s really sad that your parents don’t take your diagnosis seriously, and this is coming from someone who has no patience with mental issues (I shamefully admit that but I know it’s not right).

I also wasn’t considered an adult by my family until I was married so I know how that feels too. It’s incredibly annoying *hugs* I do recommend you go on the meds because they’re there to help you.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I was supposed to graduate in April of 2013, if I did the normal college route. I didn’t. I took summer classes for (what will end up being) 3 out of my 4 years of college. I’m going to 11 semesters under my belt when I finally graduate.

Unlike you, my dad encouraged me in my jumping. He told me that now is the only time in my life when I can make these mistakes because I’m young and I don’t have all the same responsibilities I’ll have when I’m older.

I’ve learned so much from the 4 or so majors I’ve tried out. I can keep up with almost anyone in an environmental discussion, administer first aid and help athletes, discuss the human biology, and talk about legalities of certain issues.

Just focus on how much you’ve learned. So you made a few mistakes. Everyone, and I mean absolutely EVERYONE does, especially when we’re young! Just be glad that you don’t have a million other responsibilties and your “mistakes” (if you really want to call them that, adventures is much more fun term) didn’t affect anyone but you.

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