Today was the first day of second semester, meaning we got a bunch of new teachers. I have depression and I find it gets much worse when I’m at school. Sitting in the class just spiralling into a suicidal, depressed self as the teacher talks. I really dont know how to cope with this or if any accommodations can be made. I really need some help!
Hi. I think it was unclear about was really triggers these thoughts during class. What I've found that what helped me in periods of depression (I'm bipolar so I get it) is having identified what triggers depressed thoughts. It sort of sounds like being left to your own thoughts while not doing anything active is the source or the problem here. Being bored by the teacher talking at the class leaves you to suffer through these horrible feelings. I might suggest that you do something during class. No I don't mean skip or not pay attention. To keep your mind away from the depression, write down everything the teacher says. You are distracting yourself and taking notes at the same time. I have found that doing this helps keep me out of my own head during class and I am able to focus on school. I really hope you find a way to try and help yourself if you feel like you can't go to someone. Hope this helped <3
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