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    Hey guys,

    i'm applying to college for september to apply for an art foundation diploma and i'm really scared of not coping with college therefore having to drop out. I had to leave my last college for mental health reasons (i was in hospital). My college before gave me a lot of support - i had 1-1 sessions with a mentor every week (up to 3 times when i was really bad), had 1-1 support (memory dyslexia), could leave college if i needed too as long as i spoke to someone first, and they didn't pester me about attendance. Anyway since then my mental health has become a lot worse, i've been in hospital 3 times in 3 months, am on medication and have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, severe depression panic attacks and generalised anxiety disorder. Every one is telling me to go to college and
    I just feel like I won't be able to cope and am scared they'll withdraw me if i don't attend, do coursework late, or get really upset or have a panic attack in college all because of my mental health. I'm going to apply for DSA and have an interview with the disability advisor tomorrow before my application can progress. I'm applying for an art foundation btw. I was just wondering what the college and DSA could offer me aswell as any support you're given in relation to your mental health?
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    Hey guys,

    i'm applying to college for september to apply for an art foundation diploma and i'm really scared of not coping with college therefore having to drop out. I had to leave my last college for mental health reasons (i was in hospital). My college before gave me a lot of support - i had 1-1 sessions with a mentor every week (up to 3 times when i was really bad), had 1-1 support (memory dyslexia), could leave college if i needed too as long as i spoke to someone first, and they didn't pester me about attendance. Anyway since then my mental health has become a lot worse, i've been in hospital 3 times in 3 months, am on medication and have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, severe depression panic attacks and generalised anxiety disorder. Every one is telling me to go to college and
    I just feel like I won't be able to cope and am scared they'll withdraw me if i don't attend, do coursework late, or get really upset or have a panic attack in college all because of my mental health. I'm going to apply for DSA and have an interview with the disability advisor tomorrow before my application can progress. I'm applying for an art foundation btw. I was just wondering what the college and DSA could offer me aswell as any support you're given in relation to your mental health?
    Hey, I have BPD too and I have got DSA in the past. What I got was mentor support (like you've had before), notetaking (so useful for if you can't get out of bed in the morning - basically someone would take notes and then give them to me later). I also got a laptop, printer and other PC equipment so I could do all of my work without leaving my room if I was having a tough time. However I was doing a Maths & Computer Science degree so very different to art foundation!
 
 
 
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