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My mental health is deteriorating watch

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    I’m in year 9 and school is killing me. Over the past few weeks I feel I’m deteriorating inside. I’m only getting a hour or 2 of sleep a night due to the amount of stress I’m under. I have no time to relax at nights due to that I’m always studying and i feel like I’m constantly going. The only time I really get to relax is the bus journeys if you can call that relaxing. I need help. My social life in school is going great and at the moment it’s one of the only things that keeps me going. What am I supposed to do. Is this to be expected.
    By the way it’s only a few of my classes that give me non stop tests and those are the classes I’m not doing for GCSE
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    If the classes that are giving you the stress aren't ones you're doing for GCSE then don't worry about the tests - get b's, c's, d's even u's;
    point 1: they literally do not matter to you.
    When the teachers bring it up just explain it to them. Also bring it up with your parents in advance so that they know what to expect from the school. You should find everybody to be understanding. If the teachers are unhappy with your independance (the whole point of school) then remember point 1.

    Maybe you could speak to your teachers if you're finding the workload too much - they could give you extensions on deadlines and help you organise your study time a bit more? I'm sure they'd understand. Also, if you're getting stressed about work then just remember - you're in Year 9 and have a long, long time before GCSEs and A Levels, so just try to enjoy what you're learning. If you do too much now then you risk burning out when it really counts. Hope this helps.
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