Is College and above seriously worth it?

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throwaway2357
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I started college in september and every single day has been a living nightmare

I hate all of my subjects, I hate all of my teachers, I hate the building, I hate everything about it

I'm doing Graphic Design, Criminology and ICT

I dont enjoy any of these subjects, but I dont enjoy any other subjects and I dont enjoy anything at all

College has driven me to a point of suicidal thoughts and every attempt I've made to drop out has been a dead end

I feel completely trapped in college and theres absolutely nothing I can do, and it's too late to switch subjects

I dont know what to do
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Reapply to new college for next September.
Do a completely different course.
Or apply for an apprenticeship.
Don't force yourself to go if you are genuinely finding it that awful.
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(Original post by throwaway2357)
I started college in september and every single day has been a living nightmare

I hate all of my subjects, I hate all of my teachers, I hate the building, I hate everything about it

I'm doing Graphic Design, Criminology and ICT

I dont enjoy any of these subjects, but I dont enjoy any other subjects and I dont enjoy anything at all

College has driven me to a point of suicidal thoughts and every attempt I've made to drop out has been a dead end

I feel completely trapped in college and theres absolutely nothing I can do, and it's too late to switch subjects

I dont know what to do
Also started College in September. It's better than high school, but the people aren't, 95% are too quiet, including me. I've lost the drive and concentration.

You're probably going to have to stick it out for this year. Do make a plan before you attempt to drop out though.
Apprenticeships seem like the best choice for you, if you're bored with working with your fingers like I am.
If you like taking risks, you could just not attend College at all, something might be done to disenroll you, they might give you warnings, who knows...
Always have a backup plan if things don't go your way.

I have suicidal thoughts, I let them engross my mind, think of it as a thought and nothing else. There are likely to be other things leading to these thoughts.
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(Original post by glassalice)
Reapply to new college for next September.
Do a completely different course.
Or apply for an apprenticeship.
Don't force yourself to go if you are genuinely finding it that awful.
yeah I understand this but I can't imagine any college being better or any courses being better

and I really don't think I want an apprenticeship

I just don't know what to even do
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To be honest the quicker you get it over with the quicker you'll be done, I know mental health is definitely more important, but taking things like a gap year will just make you do college again the year after and you'll just be there for longer and you might even feel worse because your friends are at University and you're with people younger than you.

I think it's a common problem but It's best just to get it over and done with.

Sorry if you didn't find this helpful
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(Original post by glassalice)
Reapply to new college for next September.
Do a completely different course.
Or apply for an apprenticeship.
Don't force yourself to go if you are genuinely finding it that awful.
That's what I was thinking
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(Original post by Mohamed Idris)
To be honest the quicker you get it over with the quicker you'll be done, I know mental health is definitely more important, but taking things like a gap year will just make you do college again the year after and you'll just be there for longer and you might even feel worse because your friends are at University and you're with people younger than you.

I think it's a common problem but It's best just to get it over and done with.

Sorry if you didn't find this helpful
it's fine but I really don't want to go to Uni
and I don't really have any/want any friends so that isn't an issue either

thank you for your input though!
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(Original post by throwaway2357)
it's fine but I really don't want to go to Uni
and I don't really have any/want any friends so that isn't an issue either

thank you for your input though!
Are you doing a-levels or btecs?
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(Original post by throwaway2357)
it's fine but I really don't want to go to Uni
and I don't really have any/want any friends so that isn't an issue either

thank you for your input though!
Sorry you didn't find it helpful, I'm not sure what to tell you since the only route I was told is school a levels university and a job and it's what all my siblings and family done :/
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Are you doing a-levels or btecs?
A-levels
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A-levels
Okay well that's a bit different then.. if you're doing 3 A Levels instead of a college course that's different, but if you're not planning on going to university then I guess you could do an apprenticeship or something. You're better off doing an apprenticeship and get work experience from a job you want then do A Levels and not be able to use them
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i'm not too familiar with how a levels work but is there no way for you to self study at home and give yourself time to figure out what you enjoy?
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(Original post by 𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖓𝖎)
i'm not too familiar with how a levels work but is there no way for you to self study at home and give yourself time to figure out what you enjoy?
I'm not sure, but I am speaking to some wellbeing advisers in the college at the moment so I guess it might be possible
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(Original post by throwaway2357)
I'm not sure, but I am speaking to some wellbeing advisers in the college at the moment so I guess it might be possible
i really hope it is because it seems like u need time away and it'd be best for u
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(Original post by 𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖓𝖎)
i really hope it is because it seems like u need time away and it'd be best for u
update: yeah theres nothing I can do apparently :/
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