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    hi,
    I don't really know where to start with this.
    so basically I'm at the end here. I have depression, anxiety, OCD, anorexia, along with numerous physical health conditions. last week a attempted to take my life and was in hospital however they let me go on the condition that I was going to CAMHS regularly. Around this time last week I had tree days off school but my mum is going on about how important it is to be at school every day at the moment and how I'm going to mess up my life if I don't. I am perfectly aware that school is extremely important around this time however at school at the moment I am not learning anything because I am so caught up in my head. CAMHS have suggested I have some time off school and stay at my dads for a week but I'm just wondering if anyone has experience of taking a week off school this close to GCSE's and if it worked and if your school was happy with it. sorry this is so long.
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    Your health is most important and you need to look after that. Missing a week feels a lot at the time but if it means you feel better for it and can work better afterwards then that's definitely worth it- you can always do a little bit on your own on that time if you want to but definitely don't do much and focus on what will help you. In reality you probably won't be missing that much and it could make a huge difference in how you feel so I'd go for it if I were you- you can always ask teachers beforehand what they'll be covering. Hope things improve for you soon


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