Posts Tagged "depression"

Will You Become “Unbroken” With Me?

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in General, General College Success/Responses to Other College Entities | 8 comments

(Small diversion from my usual, but my usual will be back. Between now and into fall and 2013, I’m going to commence an intermittent series of posts dedicated to students—anyone—who is having to redo, retool, or just plain start again. Read on and I’ll explain…) My goal was to get in and out as quickly as I could. I didn’t have the strength for conversation. I couldn’t make eye contact. Given how much I love people, talking with them, experiencing them, my momentary shielding of self would have been a clue that something was not right with me right now. I filled out my waiver and sure enough, a chirpy woman began friendly banter. “You doing the half or...

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Student Question: Should I Tell My Professor About My Anxiety/Depression?

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Communicating with Professors, General | 6 comments

(A student wrote in with this question quite a while ago and let’s face it, thousands of students–people, really–suffer from anxiety/depression! I have been corresponding with the student for some time now and want to update that the student is moving forward, so that is great news! I held on to this post because I wanted to consult with my own Access Services Office to ensure that I had all of my information correct and get some additional advice to offer up. I hope that what the student shared will help any other students who are struggling with the same issues! I’m going to start with the student’s question and then in Part 2, share my...

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