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    Im currently studying my first year of A-Levels and i havent been coping so well recently with the stress. I easily get stressed out at something simple like if people around me arent quiet or if ive made a mistake in my work, i get so frustrated and upset with myself over basically nothing.
    My dad and stepmam know i get stressed but sometimes my stepmam has no sympathy at all and its quite horrible but my dad just tells me to calm down and take things slow.
    I've ad a bad childhood and i suffer mild depression which has been going on for 2 and a half years now because of my previous life. I haven't told anyone i think i have anxiety because i know they will think I'm being stupid and its nonsense but its really worrying me now and i don't know what to do about it.
    My exams start in a month and I can't be in this state for the next year and into the end of next year when i go to University.

    Can anyone give me some advice on anything i can do please?
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    Firstly, having anxiety doesn't make you seem stupid. It's some thing that is quite common, most people are unaware of it even the ones that have this problem. If you feel like you can tell a good friend about it - go ahead and talk about it. Usually talking about it to someone makes you feel better.

    Remind yourself that exams aren't the end of your life, there's more to life than exams. Even if you don't get the grades you need/want then it's okay. Life goes on. Don't push yourself to work if you don't feel like it, that will make you feel a whole lot worse. Don't study like it's a chore, learn to enjoy studying. I know it sound weird but that way you feel more satisfied with what you do.

    Overall try to keep yourself happy as much as you can, try and get your mind off things if you're feeling stressed. Find hobby and utilise your time doing something you enjoy.

    You can use the Calm App which is really effective in my opinion.

    Good luck!
 
 
 
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