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What would you say to someone struggling with severe anxiety?

As a student trying to apply to various schools, I can't help but feel overwhelmed with extreme thoughts and anxiety about this. Every day that's getting closer, the anxiety is slowly rising and I can't help it but stand there and watch it consume me. Does anyone have any tips with putting it out, especially in sutiations like these?
Original post by Zion_2024
As a student trying to apply to various schools, I can't help but feel overwhelmed with extreme thoughts and anxiety about this. Every day that's getting closer, the anxiety is slowly rising and I can't help it but stand there and watch it consume me. Does anyone have any tips with putting it out, especially in sutiations like these?

Hi there,

I am sorry that you are struggling with this at the moment. I think that the application for university can be really stressful and can come with lots of challenges. I think that it is important to remember that the application process can be stressful, but it is often worth it in the end for what you get from university! I would try and see the positive in the application process, you are applying for institutions which can help you achieve career dreams etc which is a really good thing! If you are really struggling I would recommend discussing this with your school to see if there is anything else they can do to support you.

I hope this helps,

Ellen
Y4 Medical Student
Uni of Sunderland
Reply 2
Original post by University of Sunderland Student Ambassador
Hi there,
I am sorry that you are struggling with this at the moment. I think that the application for university can be really stressful and can come with lots of challenges. I think that it is important to remember that the application process can be stressful, but it is often worth it in the end for what you get from university! I would try and see the positive in the application process, you are applying for institutions which can help you achieve career dreams etc which is a really good thing! If you are really struggling I would recommend discussing this with your school to see if there is anything else they can do to support you.
I hope this helps,
Ellen
Y4 Medical Student
Uni of Sunderland

Thank you very much for the kind words! :smile:
Original post by Zion_2024
As a student trying to apply to various schools, I can't help but feel overwhelmed with extreme thoughts and anxiety about this. Every day that's getting closer, the anxiety is slowly rising and I can't help it but stand there and watch it consume me. Does anyone have any tips with putting it out, especially in sutiations like these?

Sorry to hear this.

There is a lot of support out there such as:

-The Samaritans, you can call 116 123, which is available 24 hours a day

-Mind, 0300 123 3393

-Saneline, 0300 304 7000, from 4.30pm-10.30pm

-The mix, 0800 808 4994, 11am-11pm

-SHOUT, text 852258, 24 hour text service

-Crises, 741741, text service

-Papyrus, 0800 068 4141, if you have thoughts of suicide or in emotional distress

-Rethink mental health, 0300 5000 927

-No Panic, 0800 138 8889

-Relate, they have a chat advisor

-Mental Health 24/7: 0800 008 6516

-hubofhope website, useful contact information for your local area

You can self refer yourself to talking therapies on the NHS website.

There is the mind forum

Also Facebook groups

You can join support groups

You can contact a crises team if things get very bad

Plenty of resources online, information regarding well being.
Reply 4
Original post by Analyst89
Sorry to hear this.
There is a lot of support out there such as:
-The Samaritans, you can call 116 123, which is available 24 hours a day
-Mind, 0300 123 3393
-Saneline, 0300 304 7000, from 4.30pm-10.30pm
-The mix, 0800 808 4994, 11am-11pm
-SHOUT, text 852258, 24 hour text service
-Crises, 741741, text service
-Papyrus, 0800 068 4141, if you have thoughts of suicide or in emotional distress
-Rethink mental health, 0300 5000 927
-No Panic, 0800 138 8889
-Relate, they have a chat advisor
-Mental Health 24/7: 0800 008 6516
-hubofhope website, useful contact information for your local area
You can self refer yourself to talking therapies on the NHS website.
There is the mind forum
Also Facebook groups
You can join support groups
You can contact a crises team if things get very bad
Plenty of resources online, information regarding well being.

Thank you so much!
The hardest thing about medical school (or anywhere you are applying that is incredibly competitive) is actually getting a place!
Some people find that supplements like Magnesium can help
Or Kalms, a herbal remedy that you can buy from most pharmacies.
Reply 6
the only things that works for my anxiety, to an extent, is prescription medication
(edited 1 month ago)
Reply 7
Original post by mrlittlebigman
The hardest thing about medical school (or anywhere you are applying that is incredibly competitive) is actually getting a place!
Some people find that supplements like Magnesium can help
Or Kalms, a herbal remedy that you can buy from most pharmacies.

Thanks! I've been thinking about supplements, but natural herbs seem worth a shot too!
Reply 8
Original post by Ciel.
the only things that works for my anxiety, to an extent, is prescription medication

Might have to try it too. Sorry you're dealing with it as well...

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