How to tell my teacher about my depression?

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I missed my psychology lesson yesterday due to setting my alarm for the wrong time. I would have got there for the last half of the lesson but decided not to go because we're learning about depression, which is something I've been through and still go through for 2 years. I know I need to email my teacher to say why but I don't really know what to say :/
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Of all the staff at your school, your psychology teacher is going to be the most understanding of your struggles. Just be honest with them.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I missed my psychology lesson yesterday due to setting my alarm for the wrong time. I would have got there for the last half of the lesson but decided not to go because we're learning about depression, which is something I've been through and still go through for 2 years. I know I need to email my teacher to say why but I don't really know what to say :/
You don't need to (could always just say you set your alarm for the wrong time and leave it at that). If you want to because you think it might help you, that's entirely different and as the person above has said, she is likely to be more understanding than some, and has probably had other students come to her with similar issues.
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If you want to access the curriculum but are finding the subject matter difficult, say that to your teacher. They ought to differentiate in response to the needs of students in the group but they can only do that if they're aware.

Perhaps just pop an e-mail to say that whilst you're enjoying the current content, you feel the current topic area surrounding depression particularly difficult and you feel it's having a wider impact on you due to your experiences with it and do they have any advice? Or can they offer an insight as to what elements will be looked at when, how it ties in with the wider course etc. Sometimes knowing in advance the different discussion points can help you feel more prepared.
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