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Depression affecting schoolwork (Starting College) watch

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    So I've been struggling with on/off depression for a few years now. I think it's really affecting my GCSE's and I wanted to talk to someone about it but I'm not close with any of the staff at my school that I would feel comfortable confiding in them.

    it generally happens in cycles too, I'll have normal moods some days and then I'll suddenly get these moods where I'll get super energetic and it feels like the best thing in the world- like I can do anything but it's always followed by a kind of 'crash' (almost like a caffeine crash) where I become really depressed and unmotivated (Sometimes the whole cycle even happens in the span of one day, which can be quite exhausting.).

    I find it difficult to revise and do homework during the energetic state cause my mind is racing and I can't get it to focus, and during the depressed state I just don't want to do anything. Everything I use to enjoy I can't seem to enjoy anymore like reading and writing, even watching TV.

    I go to college the year after next and I want to talk to someone about. Sorry to vent like this but I just really wanted some advice on what to do and who I should talk to about it.

    Hi there! Is there anyone at home you can talk too? Just to let them know how you're feeling? If not I'd advise you to visit your doctors; they're there for the mental stuff just as much as the physical stuff. Just never keep it bottled up inside you, always speak out.

    Hold on in there, it gets better, I promise!
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