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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    OCD is making me unhappy again tonight

    Hope everyone is well!
    Damn it went anon again :/
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    (Original post by Midnightmemories)
    My insomnia meant that I had very little sleep last night meaning that I didn't go into college today as I knew me being in a sleep deprived, anxious state(me not sleeping well means I can't control my anxiety very well) would cause more problems than good things.

    It was the first day back after the half term.

    How am I going to explain that I have a real issue here instead of everyone thinking I skived and that I'm not just lazy and pathetic like some people already think I am?
    I'm sorry to hear that your insomnia kept you awake! :hugs:
    That was the right thing to do! Stay at home and not risk having problems in college.

    I'm guessing they don't know about your insomnia?
    Maybe try and explain some of the difficulties you've been having?
    Or just tell people that you were catching up on work or revision.
    Apologies for my advice not being very useful but I like to try and help out!

    I can confirm one thing! You're absolutely not lazy and pathetic! The people who say that need to get a life!
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    In a really lonely, scary and dark place right now :/
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Can anyone tell me what sort of mental health issues qualify for extenuating circumstances for A levels? Been suffering from insomnia, lack of concentration, decreased memory, intrusive thoughts of my past and generally struggling for about 4 months now. My performance is not affected severely but I am not performing at my best. I don't really want to abuse the system because I'm sure there are people out there who are worse off but idk I wouldn't want to be graded at my bad state either? Thanks
    You have to remember it's how you're affected, rather than the type of mental health problem you have. Have you talked to your tutor / the exam officer at 6th form about this?
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    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    In a really lonely, scary and dark place right now :/
    You may feel lonely but I'm also in my own lonely, scary and dark place so you're not in fact alone :hugs: I hope things go upwards for you.
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    (Original post by moment of truth)
    For those of you who have had bad/terrible experiences with therapy, can I ask why this is? Is it just to do with the therapist not truly understanding your issues? Did you not have a good relationship with your therapist or something different?

    Thank you
    I've seen various councillors, although not for some time now, and not found any of them helpful. The first two didn't understand my issues, with the third I found I was resenting having to recount bad past experiences when I just wanted to move on and the fourth firstly expected me to have something new to say every week and got angry with me when I didn't and wanted to talk about something else not the reason I went to her.
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    For my A Levels extenuating circumstances were put in for my mental health issues, but tbh, I don't know if it made that much of a difference. For the record, at the time I had a diagnosis of one personality disorder and chronic depression, with a letter from my psychiatrist. I was also on a lot of medication changes.
    Thanks for the reply! I've not got a psychiatrist or meds so I better check with exam officer I guess
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    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    In a really lonely, scary and dark place right now :/
    Sending you lots of hugs, you have all of us on here, you aren't alone.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Thank you It is indeed very vague (and wtf is that font, it hurts my eyes!) and no mention of mental issues apart from that anxiety thing I don't have any diagnosis and therefore no medication but I am working with a clinical psychologist (I didn't go through a GP) who says I'm suffering from anxiety. I'm not sure if they count for doctor's note and all that. I might talk to my exam officer later this week. I hope things are going alright for you.
    Ah fair enough. Well, whatever happens, I hope it goes well for you!

    Are you in Year 13?

    Yeah things aren't too bad thanks, all I'm really doing at the moment is revising :rolleyes: but thankfully I'm not finding it too bad. 2 exams down, 8 to go!
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    You have to remember it's how you're affected, rather than the type of mental health problem you have. Have you talked to your tutor / the exam officer at 6th form about this?
    Thanks for the reply. I've talked to my tutor and a staff in charge of child protection roughly about my problem, and the head of Year is vaguely aware of my issue (very vaguely, so he just believes it's just exam pressure, but oh well, I'd rather not have to explain about my past), and I was referred to a clinical psychologist. I've not talked to the exam officer yet though.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Ah fair enough. Well, whatever happens, I hope it goes well for you!

    Are you in Year 13?

    Yeah things aren't too bad thanks, all I'm really doing at the moment is revising :rolleyes: but thankfully I'm not finding it too bad. 2 exams down, 8 to go!
    Thanks, good luck with your exams too. I am guessing you're doing 4 A levels too? I've got 2 down with 9 more to go!
    And yes I'm year 13
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    (Original post by FireFreezer77)
    I'm sorry to hear that your insomnia kept you awake! :hugs:
    That was the right thing to do! Stay at home and not risk having problems in college.

    I'm guessing they don't know about your insomnia?
    Maybe try and explain some of the difficulties you've been having?
    Or just tell people that you were catching up on work or revision.
    Apologies for my advice not being very useful but I like to try and help out!

    I can confirm one thing! You're absolutely not lazy and pathetic! The people who say that need to get a life!
    It sucks because i try and do everything, and then i get so exhausted.... And then i can't sleep. Like i worked 6/9 days out of half term, and on one of my days off i still had to get up early and get on a train to go and see my friend that moved away. And people say I'm lazy... :hide: I try and explain the issues i have, yet whenever i attempt to explain them i just basically get shot down, and people say that other people have worse issues and i just need to get on with it. :sigh:
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    Heart hurts lol
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    Had such a good couple of weeks. Seeing friends, enjoying work and just generally looking after myself better. Can feel myself starting to slide again though, trying to keep myself busy. The counsellor I've started to see works in such an odd way. Don't really get on well with her but I just think she pushes me to talk and I don't like it :dontknow:

    I've been so excited to volunteer at this local science festival and the briefing is tomorrow and I don't even want to go now. :facepalm:
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    (Original post by Midnightmemories)
    It sucks because i try and do everything, and then i get so exhausted.... And then i can't sleep. Like i worked 6/9 days out of half term, and on one of my days off i still had to get up early and get on a train to go and see my friend that moved away. And people say I'm lazy... :hide: I try and explain the issues i have, yet whenever i attempt to explain them i just basically get shot down, and people say that other people have worse issues and i just need to get on with it. :sigh:
    I don't blame you for doing that. I can see how it sucks!
    Yeah you're defo very active indeed!
    Ignore those people that say you're lazy, because you're not! You're very active and are always doing something! They have no right to call you lazy at all!
    Some people are so ignorant when it comes to these things!
    I've had people say that to me too, it's really horrible to hear because you know how much you're suffering and yet they couldn't care less about it. If only they could experience what you're going through. I bet they wouldn't say these things then!
    But just try and do your best to ignore them and get on and do your own thing!

    I'm always here if you want to chat about anything :hugs:
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    That's me again ^^^ Midnightmemories
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    I've seen various councillors, although not for some time now, and not found any of them helpful. The first two didn't understand my issues, with the third I found I was resenting having to recount bad past experiences when I just wanted to move on and the fourth firstly expected me to have something new to say every week and got angry with me when I didn't and wanted to talk about something else not the reason I went to her.
    Sorry to hear about your experience! I don't understand why they can't allow the client to decide what the session should be like. I had one session with my therapist where I didn't really have anything to say, but other than that we always found something interesting and helpful to talk about.

    I'm guessing you have had enough of counsellors and you don't feel like going again now?
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    (Original post by FireFreezer77)
    Damn it went anon again :/
    This thread has auto anon. Pm me and j shall try find the script for you to do to take it off if you understand computers

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    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    In a really lonely, scary and dark place right now :/
    Massive hugz hun. Im always around if you need a chat, just message me ok chick. Hope things pick up soon, i have faith they will :jumphug:

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    (Original post by moment of truth)
    Sorry to hear about your experience! I don't understand why they can't allow the client to decide what the session should be like. I had one session with my therapist where I didn't really have anything to say, but other than that we always found something interesting and helpful to talk about.

    I'm guessing you have had enough of counsellors and you don't feel like going again now?
    Indeed.
 
 
 
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