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    So im in a pretty bad state of mind. I have my first A2 exam next thursday, and the pressure and unpreparedness is giving me regualar anxiety attacks. To add to this, my twin sister suffered a brain hemorrage last week and is still in hospital, so ive been sick with worry and fear over the most important revision period. On top of this, my parents spend most of their time yelling at each other infront of me, and threatening to walk out. I'm on the verge of a breakdown, and im about to screw up my exams as a result.

    What would you suggest i do? Should i speak to an exams officer? Thanks
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    Talking to the exam officer is probably the best idea. You might be able to get extenuating circumstances because of the stress you're under. It might also be a good idea for you to talk to your GP about the anxiety attacks - there is help available for these, you don't need to suffer alone. :hugs:
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    So im in a pretty bad state of mind. I have my first A2 exam next thursday, and the pressure and unpreparedness is giving me regualar anxiety attacks. To add to this, my twin sister suffered a brain hemorrage last week and is still in hospital, so ive been sick with worry and fear over the most important revision period. On top of this, my parents spend most of their time yelling at each other infront of me, and threatening to walk out. I'm on the verge of a breakdown, and im about to screw up my exams as a result.

    What would you suggest i do? Should i speak to an exams officer? Thanks
    Yes talk to your exams officer. They can talk through your options with you. I would expect you are entitled to extenuating circumstances or simmilar.

    You may also benefit from seeing a doctor about all of this they can direct you to counseing or therapy. Your college will probably also have a counseling service you can see so that's another option.

    My home life got really stressful when members of my family were unwell. Everybody was fighting or clearly trynig to avoid a fight and I felt like there was no escaping it. I found it helpful to just get out the house and listen to some music or something to avoid it for a while. I also started seeing a counsellor and talking to my friends about it. It didn't fix anything but it did help. Eventually once all the health issues were sorted people got back to normal and stopped fighting. It was a really rough time but it ended up alright.

    Remember you aren't alone. There are people who have or are going through simmilar and people who are there to support you. Don't be afraid to reach out
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    Thanks so much for the advice guys, i feel a bit more positive about it. I think i'll speak to my exams officer on monday
 
 
 
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