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    Hey!

    I’ve had thoughts and anxiety building up for the past year,but I didn’t tell anyone because I was so embarrassed. Recently it’s got worseso I’ve finally decided to make an appointment with a therapist.

    In the meantime, should I tell my university about my situation,there’s no attendance in my course so they haven’t noticed that I don’t go lectures. I’ve done well in terms of grades so far despite not feeling well,but am afraid by summer exams the pressure might get too much. If I tell them I’ve got a feeling they might think I’m asking for special treatment for no reason because I have good grades.

    Has anyone told something similar to staff did they help in any way/ was it worth it?

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    (Original post by Sakura19)
    Hey!

    I’ve had thoughts and anxiety building up for the past year,but I didn’t tell anyone because I was so embarrassed. Recently it’s got worseso I’ve finally decided to make an appointment with a therapist.

    In the meantime, should I tell my university about my situation,there’s no attendance in my course so they haven’t noticed that I don’t go lectures. I’ve done well in terms of grades so far despite not feeling well,but am afraid by summer exams the pressure might get too much. If I tell them I’ve got a feeling they might think I’m asking for special treatment for no reason because I have good grades.

    Has anyone told something similar to staff did they help in any way/ was it worth it?

    Thanks
    I would recommend telling them about it. At the very least, it's not going to do any harm. In my experience, institutions are generally very willing to make reasonable adjustments for people with mental health issues and if you feel like you need adjustments, telling your university is probably the only way you're going to get them. I have anxiety problems and my university is aware of it and has made adjustments for that - I'm not in the exact same situation as you since I've had a diagnosis for a long time and my university has been aware of these issues from the onset but in general they've been very accommodating and it has been worth it. So firstly, well done for going to a therapist (definitely the right thing to do) but I do recommend you tell your university's disability advisory service about your issues.
 
 
 
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