Hello. I'm a mature student at university of Nottingham - I'm in my final year. Thus far I've got really good grades, however, since October 2019 my mental health has gone on a continual decline. I have hardly been in uni for months because I can't face it... Being a mature student I feel really isolated which makes me feel worse. I was in the psych ward over Christmas when I had a nervous breakdown and now I've got a problem with alcohol.... I'm under the crisis team and see a therapist and I'm on medication but I'm not showing any improvement. I've had the mental health problems for 20 years and this is proving to be the worst episode yet. I am pondering deferring my studies until I feel better but I don't know what the implications of this will be. I don't know if it's the right decision cos part of me thinks I should just brave it and go in but the thought of stepping foot on the campus terrifies me. Has anyone here been in a similar situation and deferred or did they carry on despite it? I'm really in a mess - in every which way so if someone could offer some advice that would be great. Thank you.
That's what AA helps with. Have you tried this avenue?