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Re: I Don't Know What's Wrong With Me

Hey @happyisgood 


I've just caught up on this thread. I'm really glad you've found all the advice you received on this thread helpful. & that it exceeded your expectations. Thank you @xXLexi_Lou122Xx @Tiny_leaf and @WheresMySquishy for providing @happyisgood with such great support. You all should be very proud of yourselves. 


Dealing with strict or idealistic parents (if that's how your parents are) can be really hard. If you've tried your best, then you should feel proud of yourself, no matter what mark you get. Also, if you find you need help in certain areas, then seek the support you need - there is no shame in that. Is there any subject in particular that you're stressed about? 


You asked for some recommendations on how to manage stress so I have linked some good articles/videos for you: 

  • How to deal with stress here
  • 5 apps you need for when school starts here. 
  • Coping strategies for exam stress here. 
  • Living with school stress here. 
  • The ups and downs of stress here. 
  • 7 tips to help with anxiety and stress here. 
  • 5 ways to declutter your mind here. 
  • Stress swaps here.
  • How to manage your time here
  • School life here. 
  • How to make friends at school here

I personally find breathing exercise helpful for stress. The app "Calm" has heaps of good mindfulness/meditations sessions that might be worth checking out. 


Also I read that you were discussing potentially seeing a psychologist. If you're unsure of how to go about this, then these (here and here) articles may be of help to you. If arranging to see a psychologist at this stage is too difficult, does your school have a school counselor that you can chat to? 

Re: I Don't Know What's Wrong With Me

Thank you so much for your help. I am really grateful for your support, my school does have a counselor I think, but I'm not sure if I can talk to him without alerting the school to this, but I will investigate it.

Re: I Don't Know What's Wrong With Me

I'm glad you found the forums helpful @happyisgood! Smiley Happy

It could be a good idea to ask your school counsellor if the counselling sessions will be confidential, when they can tell someone about what you say and who they can tell.