I'm wondering if anyone here has used Disability / Counseling services while in university (either undergrad or post-grad)? Was it worth it? Do they disclose to your professors or course advisor there, or is it completely confidential?
Did you have to notify them immediately when enrolling about your mental health "disability" or did you tell them afterwards? Do they have licensed Therapists and Psychiatrists? What other types of support did they provide (ex: extended deadlines for exams or thesis, more tutorial help outside class)?
I have noticed that my memory has dwindled to zero these days. I had an evaluation done at the VA hospital memory clinic. They said they see no issue at all with my memory, but rather deduced that due to PTSD and daily pain I suffer, it is affecting my attention span, which in turn affects memory. I didn't have this issue like this last semester. It is awful. Anyone else with issues like this? Any tips? I need to pass. I am not doing a very good job because I cannot test well. I may spend 2 to 3 hours on homework and get very good grades, but my 1 hour allotted for tests is not a help.
Does anybody know how many classes one can take in college and still be on disability? I know I need to ask someone in government to be sure, but I was hoping to get an idea before hand. I have an irrational fear of talking to anyone official or even trying to read their website.
A lot of people have been asking me what I plan on doing next year...
I fucked up my first year of college and I'm probably going to get kicked out of the university that I'm at.
And it's really weird for me because when people ask and they wonder about how it makes you feel, you can't really tell them that it doesn't bother you... Because then they ask why... And then you can't say that you always have suicide as an option.
Like the people around me don't really know about my MI and so it's awkward.
I can't just be like, "Oh if life gets too awful and things keep going in the perpetual downward fall my life has been since I can remember, I'll probably just end up killing myself so I don't have to deal with it because I am incapable of coping with life."
But that's how I feel. I feel like I'm not in a position to be a real person. I don't know...