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    (Original post by Anonymous #2)
    You could always try? If it doesn't work out then you haven't lost anything.

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    my school is awful at stuff like this. heck, i only saw her becuase of some stress, and i have got to see her again tomorrow becuase she was busy.(even though she summoned me in the frist place ...) i dot think she can help me witht his though, let alone my head.
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    (Original post by guitaristemily)
    my school is awful at stuff like this. heck, i only saw her becuase of some stress, and i have got to see her again tomorrow becuase she was busy.(even though she summoned me in the frist place ...) i dot think she can help me witht his though, let alone my head.
    You can always try though, she might surprise you.
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    (Original post by Anonymous #2)
    You can always try though, she might surprise you.
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    see wont.
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    (Original post by Deyesy)
    I got a doctor's note Just saying what mental health problems I have and how long I've been suffering from them? I don't mind sending you a copy of my medical evidence in a PM?
    If you're sure you wouldn't mind, that would be really helpful thanks! I'd not heard about DSA until now, when i went to change my student finance household income. Applying for things like that scares me, cause i always assume they'll think i'm lying or something
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    Dad started shouting. Feel like crying :cry2:


    (Original post by james1211)
    Anyone know anything about Disabled Student's Allowance and should I/am i entitled to apply for it due to mental health?
    Mental health issues are def covered by DSA. You should def inquire if you have some doctor's note lying about somewhere, or can get one :yes:

    Only thing is since you're in your final year (have I got that right?), you will have to return any equipment given to you, I think...

    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I have dysthymia, which I have only recently been diagnosed with. It's like a very mild but ever present depression, like a thin cover between you and life that you can't quite get through. Everything is fine. I work, I have friends, I do things.. but I do them because I feel I should, not because I want to, and I cannot remember the last time I looked forward to anything. At all. In fact, I'm fairly sure that it began as early as 14 years old when I started to gradually draw back from things I enjoyed before. Leaving me now with pretty much nothing other than work, family and boyfriend (and I work from home which is isolated, but the pay is good & I'd never earn as much if I looked elsewhere).

    Anyway, I decided I'd try some herbal remedies along with guidance from my doctor. Because I don't feel things are bad enough to go down the AD route. As I say I'm totally functional, I'm just not hitting my potential. If it doesn't work then yeah, I'll think again.

    It's day 2 today and it apparently takes 6 weeks to work, but today when I was out with my boyfriend in town, I saw a cafe and suggested we stop for a muffin. It was so yummy. It was then that I realised just how rare it was for me to want to do something, suggest we do it, and then go through with it. We walked past the cafe on the way to where we were going, I thought how nice their cakes were, then on the way back I actually suggested the whole thing.

    Yeah, it's cake, big deal. But for me, it is.

    I don't know if it's possible for the pills to be working so early, or if just the thought of doing something to improve my situation has given me an immediate lift, but to be honest I don't care. Wanting to do little things that bring small moments of pleasure is something I've been missing for a long time, and I do hope it's coming back.

    Now that I've had a small amount of insight, had a diagnosis plus time to think, it's making me annoyed at myself for wasting so many years without really noticing anything was wrong! It's not "wrong" as such, it just could be much much better, & I hope I'm on that road now .

    Sorry for all of the people here who have severe depression, I hope you don't mind me posting. It's just that I feel posting updates could help me a little bit.
    Hey! Welcome to MHSS. I'm glad you found us. Sorry to hear about your dysthymia but glad you have already somehow had a breakthrough at this very early stage We certainly don't mind you posting updates at all - if it's helpful for you, go for it, and then we can cheer you on
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    (Original post by Anonymous #2)
    :hugs: Have you been before?

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    no I haven't
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Dad started shouting. Feel like crying :cry2:

    :console: :hugs:
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    (Original post by guitaristemily)
    see wont.
    Is there anybody else you could talk to?

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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Dad started shouting. Feel like crying :cry2:




    Mental health issues are def covered by DSA. You should def inquire if you have some doctor's note lying about somewhere, or can get one :yes:

    Only thing is since you're in your final year (have I got that right?), you will have to return any equipment given to you, I think...
    Oh no, he wasn't shouting at you was he? :hugs:

    Correct, i'm in final year. Also seen the application can take 14 weeks to approve

    I think a laptop would be incredibly useful, as there are very rarely computers on campus that are in quiet areas and are never free, so i have to work in the loud areas and can't focus at all. Even the most basic one would help my studies hugely. I just can't work in busy areas of the campus, brain turns to scrambled egg and nothing can be focused on.
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    (Original post by guitaristemily)
    :console: :hugs:
    Thanks. I hate in when people shout :cry:
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    crisis team are ****. no contact. been nearly 7 hours. is it normal to always wait forever? last time I waited 9 hours
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    (Original post by Anonymous #2)
    Is there anybody else you could talk to?

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    nope

    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Thanks. I hate in when people shout :cry:

    same here :console:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Thanks. I hate in when people shout :cry:
    so sorry hun :hugs:
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    (Original post by james1211)
    Oh no, he wasn't shouting at you was he? :hugs:
    No he was shouting in general/shouting at my mum

    Correct, i'm in final year. Also seen the application can take 14 weeks to approve
    It didn't take my application that long to be approved, which is impressive given my uni sent off the form not realising that I'd accidentally forgotten to give them the signature page Though I guess that depends on whether they mean 14 weeks between you applying, and them signing off the needs assessment report. That might be more accurate... hmmm...
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    (Original post by james1211)
    Oh no, he wasn't shouting at you was he? :hugs:

    Correct, i'm in final year. Also seen the application can take 14 weeks to approve
    It is still worth applying, as your uni might be able to lend you equipment sooner, and put in place things quicker like making it easier to get coursework extensions, and being in a smaller room for exams, etc.
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    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    crisis team are ****. no contact. been nearly 7 hours. is it normal to always wait forever? last time I waited 9 hours
    Urgh, what a load of ****ers. I'm sorry they're leaving you hanging like this, lovely.

    And thanks for the hugs
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    (Original post by rmhumphries)
    It is still worth applying, as your uni might be able to lend you equipment sooner, and put in place things quicker like making it easier to get coursework extensions, and being in a smaller room for exams, etc.
    :hi:

    :lovehug:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Dad started shouting. Feel like crying :cry2:
    :jumphug: thats not fair :nah:
    ill give you some banana and chocolate cake when its done :yep:

    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    crisis team are ****. no contact. been nearly 7 hours. is it normal to always wait forever? last time I waited 9 hours
    thats aweful hun! can you try and leave a message for your dr? how is it a crisis team if they dont contact you when your in the crisis! :mad:
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    (Original post by PandaWho)
    :jumphug: thats not fair :nah:
    ill give you some banana and chocolate cake when its done :yep:
    Thanks hun :hugs:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    No he was shouting in general/shouting at my mum



    It didn't take my application that long to be approved, which is impressive given my uni sent off the form not realising that I'd accidentally forgotten to give them the signature page Though I guess that depends on whether they mean 14 weeks between you applying, and them signing off the needs assessment report. That might be more accurate... hmmm...
    I hate shouting too :hugs:

    I have nothing to lose i suppose, just wish i'd known about this in previous years of study. Would have been so useful.

    (Original post by rmhumphries)
    It is still worth applying, as your uni might be able to lend you equipment sooner, and put in place things quicker like making it easier to get coursework extensions, and being in a smaller room for exams, etc.
    I will definitely apply, i have to sort out a current year income form for student finance anyway so this may as well get done while i'm sorting it all out!

    Thanks for the help guys.
 
 
 
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