I am in my second year of a law degree and for the last few months I have been really struggling mentally. I missed quite a few of my lectures in the last few weeks of term due to my problems and today I have missed one of my exams.
I haven't actually been diagnosed with anything specific yet as I am waiting for an appointment to come through to have with a psychiatrist which is worrying me as when I apply for extenuating circumstances, I won't have much evidence to provide but whatever is wrong with me has been seriously affecting my studies. I am still passionate about getting my degree and I really think not being able to either re-sit or go into my third year with make my problems 10 times worse so I need my uni to understand I have been struggling but I don't know how likely this is.
Basically, I have been suffering with anxiety for a while but it was manageable alongside uni, then a had a close family member die last August, following that my mum was diagnosed with self harming anorexia and depression so I moved home to help her this year, and my problems escalated from there. I struggle with severe anxiety now, depression and I've been having a really bad time with it. There are reasons for the way I feel as outlined above, but I have so much guilt in myself about not being able to attend uni, when I am not feeling too bad I feel stupid and that I could have gone, but when I am having a bad period, I physically can't get out of bed or leave the house because of the way I am feeling I am scared.
I am just wondering if anyone has any experience of anything similar and how you went about getting extenuating circumstances?
Extenuating Circumstances for Mental Health?
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