College and anxiety... Watch
So I'll be starting college in September. I'm really stressed because I suffer from panic attacks, constant low level anxiety and irrational phobia.
If affected me badly in high school, and that mixed with bullying prevented me from going to school much and affected my exams.
College is aware of this but I'm not sure they understand the severity of my anxiety - some days I can't even get out of bed..
Also, I cannot sit in a hall to take exams. I physically can't do it, my anxiety goes crazy and I have to leave. In high school I took my exams in a separate classroom, with a teacher supervising. Does anyone know if this is possible to do in college/at A-Level?
Also, if anyone has any tips for coping with college and anxiety, please let me know!
It doesn't help I don't know anyone at the college I'll be attending
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There will be a lot of students in the same boat as you, not knowing anyone else, and, even though things might feel awkward for you, it will be awkward for them too.
I'm sure your college will be able to answer any questions or concerns you have and you will almost certainly have access to a therapist of some description.
College is a place for you to grow as a person. I know it may seem hollow to say this, but try not to take it all so seriously.
I don't think you should worry so much about bullying in college - you will be around lots of new people and chances are you won't see any more than a handful of people from your school on a daily basis. I myself didn't make any friends at college, but people were always very friendly and helpful, so I hope that puts your mind at ease at least slightly.