Depression and the HSC - how do you cope? (1 Viewer)

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Re: Leaving school depression?

I hate school and I have been tortured for the past 5 years at school
Can't wait for uni!!!
 
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Re: Leaving school depression?

ok 4 dose who fink dat scool life is fun:spzz:

GO N GET A PROPER LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:haha:

i can't wait 2 finish da HSC n move on 2 uni, n live a life dat's worf living, it's gonna B hectic n seriously can't wait 2 experince new challanges YAY!!!!:headbang::headbang::headbang:
rofl lmao
 

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haha, i wouldn't give up atar points, but i'd give up my holidays.

i'm desperate to leave school, but also desperate not to grow up. sometimes i get upset and yearn for childhood again, like primary school, so i can redo it all, and other times i realise how much i hate school and i just want to be out of there.
Unfortunately that desire to be a child again will only grow stronger as you grow older.
 
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Hello all.

Obviously, i've been lurking these forums for a while, just reading up, i love knowing i'm not alone in this battle, for an awesome ATAR.. but i've registered to get some feedback..

Although the HSC has been a major stress to me and everyone, and we all can't wait to feel it disappear when it's all over, but i am really confused and actually, quite depressed in day to day life as i look into the future, so i have posted here as maybe some of you can relate, you are all obviously intellegent people and undergo the same lifestyle of just study study study.

I'll get straight to it. I do not wan't to grow up.

i have recently turned 18 and lfie has appeared so dull, not that the environment i'm in is dull (i've got all i want/need, plenty of friends, plenty of sex ect...) but just my mind, makes everything seem so bland.

Just knowing that, i'm never going to be a kid again, and lfie just gets more serious from here on. Leaving school, a place where you can hit on girls every day, study with friends, socialise and have authority over you. It's a fun thing, and i'm going to miss days so much like this.

University seems fun, but just not the same.

Honestly, does anyone else not want to leave school so much? Does anyone else really getd epressed when thinking about growing up?

I seriously get so ill about it, i lose sleep, i get depressed as a molocule, i'd rather do the HSC every year for the rest of my life then go grow up.

Honestly, it sucks. I'm 18, i can no longer drink alchahol illegally, it used to be so fun knowing it was illegal, now its fucking shit. Everything will be the same.. i don't want to drive places, i don't want to 'learn independantly' , i don't want to get a job (i'll be a programmer, the best there ever was) and program, and earn money for what.

I just want to be a kid, life is so much better as a kid, and sorry for this post if it's just stupid, it's just i've been sitting here for 3 hours , unable to study, staring at a wall thinkinbg about how awesome my childhood has been and how i'm never ever going to sit down and play a sega and think it was the best thing ever, i'll never appreciate 2d graphics ( unless i'm programming the games myself), i'll be old, being 19, i won;t be surrounded by 14 year old girls desperate to lose their virginity, i've actually had my love story, it was good, but now what, i've got nothing to look forward to in life, i know i'm going to be wealthy and have friends.

sorry , i've just dumped all my emotions on this stupid board, fuck i'm going to miss school and being a kid.

Now must prepare for the rage.

thanks for reading i guess.
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Re: Leaving school depression?

ok 4 dose who fink dat scool life is fun:spzz:

GO N GET A PROPER LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:haha:

i can't wait 2 finish da HSC n move on 2 uni, n live a life dat's worf living, it's gonna B hectic n seriously can't wait 2 experince new challanges YAY!!!!:headbang::headbang::headbang:
Here's a challenge - black text xD
 

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Re: Leaving school depression?

I've been feeling like that since uni started, it's no fun.

High school is so much bludge and fun and socialising was easy, and uni sucks and makes you miss the past, it's true hsc will be the best time of your life, so enjoy every second of it.
 

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Re: Leaving school depression?

I've been feeling like that since uni started, it's no fun.

High school is so much bludge and fun and socialising was easy, and uni sucks and makes you miss the past, it's true hsc will be the best time of your life, so enjoy every second of it.
Total opposite for me. Have so many more opportunities to socialise at uni, am always meeting new people and making new friends.

I HATED year 12 (probably because I was new at a school in the Shire), uni is so, so, so, so much better. There are always people willing to talk with you and if you put yourself out there you'll never be bored. :)

The choice is really up to you, sure, uni is more work, but I find my subjects far more challenging and interesting and love the people and environment surrounding me.

It won't be depressing if you don't make it that way.
 

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Re: Leaving school depression?

ok 4 dose who fink dat scool life is fun:spzz:

GO N GET A PROPER LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:haha:

i can't wait 2 finish da HSC n move on 2 uni, n live a life dat's worf living, it's gonna B hectic n seriously can't wait 2 experince new challanges YAY!!!!:headbang::headbang::headbang:
Haha...
 

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I've heard that if you like school, you're gonna hate uni.
On the other hand, if you hate school (like me), you'll love uni.


good news for me :)

although i must say i am scared bout going to uni
im not thinkin that far ahead just yet tho
these last few weeks of school after the trials finish are going to be epic

cant wait for school to finish :D

summer + schooliess
bringgg it !
 
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only a few months left kids, hang in there
 

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To all the people who have said 'man up' and made out that depression is easily fixed and will go away once the hsc is over... you couldn't be more wrong.
Sure, the HSC is a stressful, anxious time (understatement, i know)
but if it can actually cause depression, there is usually something 'deeper' and more complicated than 'i'm worried about exams'

Don't think i'm trying to have a go at anyone, however undermining the severity of depression is a common mistake friends and parents make, and has shit house consequences (again, another understatement)

Go to your doctor and get a referal to a councellor, don't just assume it'll go away by itself.

depression is a mental impalement just like cigarette smoking.
some people need nicorette to quit smoking.
strong willed people can quit just using their mind.
no psychic powers or anything.
its as simple as saying no and then stay strong.

of course if you cant quit smoking then you need nicorette/if you cant stop being depressed you do need to see a counsellor/cant quit a bad habit you need to seek external help.
 

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Re: Leaving school depression?

I understand how you feel OP, but life moves on. I would feel the same in Year 12.
 

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I've heard that if you like school, you're gonna hate uni.
On the other hand, if you hate school (like me), you'll love uni.

Just 'cause you've become an adult, doesn't mean you can't have fun.

Oh and I want to have the freedom (and responsibilities) that you get at uni/moving out. Can't fucking wait.
what if you hate everything
 

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if you hate everything, then you need some serious help!
 

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