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    I'm half way through a Level 3 Business course and the pressure is really mounting, I'm tired, depressed, and over the year I have felt less and less motivated to do work. And now that the work's piling up my anxiety's kicked in and it's not exactly helping my situation, I'm constantly thinking about college work and I even go into denial sometimes, it's nothing short of a miracle I've gotten this far, but I have little doubt I'll be kicked off the course soon. I recently found a retail job with a large number of opportunities for progression, I've also arranged to do work experience in different positions in the restaurant units I work in so I might be able to show potential for team leadership in the workplace, the difference is I actually enjoy my job, I can learn new things, improve my communication skills, customer service etc..., but college is nothing more than a thorn in my side, what should I do? Bearing in mind my parents would kill me if I got kicked off the course.
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    (Original post by SydBartlett)
    I'm half way through a Level 3 Business course and the pressure is really mounting, I'm tired, depressed, and over the year I have felt less and less motivated to do work. And now that the work's piling up my anxiety's kicked in and it's not exactly helping my situation, I'm constantly thinking about college work and I even go into denial sometimes, it's nothing short of a miracle I've gotten this far, but I have little doubt I'll be kicked off the course soon. I recently found a retail job with a large number of opportunities for progression, I've also arranged to do work experience in different positions in the restaurant units I work in so I might be able to show potential for team leadership in the workplace, the difference is I actually enjoy my job, I can learn new things, improve my communication skills, customer service etc..., but college is nothing more than a thorn in my side, what should I do? Bearing in mind my parents would kill me if I got kicked off the course.
    How do your parents feel in regards to mental health? If they are knowledgeable and supportive I'd tell them exactly what you've put above.
    If not is there someone in your college that understands mental health that you trust? You could bring your parents in to meet with this person and yourself and together explain that for you and your mental health, this would be the best path. Although they might be disappointed at first, hopefully after explaining it to them they will be supportive and want whatever is best for their child.

    If opening up to them about mental health really isn't an option, could you try just telling them that you're doing really badly and going to get a low grade, and were thinking of going into different areas where you might be able to succeed?

    Good luck!
 
 
 
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