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The Term From Hell

While I imagine that every student feels that way about university at some point, the above is especially true if you suffer from the additional stresses that are part and parcel of anxiety and depression. Last term was by far … Continue reading

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BSc (Hons) Surviving Intense Anxiety & Becoming a Big Phoney

I often think that that’s what I’m actually studying. I started the new term at uni 4 weeks ago. I feel that I’ve kind of shot myself in the foot by going part-time because I don’t know anyone in this … Continue reading

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University Stress

I finally have a weekend where I don’t have to work on coursework. I’m using it to try and recover a little bit before beginning the next large piece of coursework. Where to begin…my anxiety has been pretty bad lately … Continue reading

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Update: volunteering, and getting a befriender

I’ve been quite busy lately. I started volunteering with a conservation charity (one day a week) a couple of weeks ago. I was very nervous when I first went along (especially because I had trouble finding the volunteer base and … Continue reading

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Ups, Downs, and Unbelievable Anixety

An update on everything that has happened in the last 3 weeks. My mood has been all over the place since I started back at university. I’ve been happy, I’ve been miserable and suicidal, and everywhere in between. The first … Continue reading

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Part time or full time?

The SAAS funding application date is drawing ever nearer so I really need to get a move on with making the decision as to whether or not I’m going part-time for the rest of my course. Until a few weeks … Continue reading

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One year later

Today is one year to the day I came close to ending my own life. It took a long time to recover but I’m now at the stage where, although I still have days when suicide seems inevitable, I’m glad … Continue reading

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SA and my life – Part 3(2) (University)

I finally have my Chistmas holidays now – and a much needed break from university – so will be updating my blog more often in the next few weeks. I apologise again for the jumbled, tedious mess of a post … Continue reading

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