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Old 05-12-2022, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default Anxiety over course that's nearly finished

So, I'm at the near end of my course and I have had to do a majority of my assignments like five times emotionally I'm getting headaches daily at Tafe because of the stress. The overwhelm is so much and I just find myself unable to do the course I feel like there's no point in re-enrolling next semester if I'm that overwhelmed about it. I find the subject that causes the most headaches is maths like I legit think I have a phobia or something at maths. The worst part about it all is when I talk about my future work what my family it's all very negative and I have to avoid the jobs I like because I'm clumsy. My sister keeps saying to study psychology but I hate psychology. I don't know why I have to do my assignments may times I find myself missing questions. For Centrelink to stop harassing me I either have to go back to study or apply for disability and apparently I'm not eligible for that. It makes no sense as my mum is my carer and yet I'm not eligible for disability can anyone make sense of this stupid ****. I find myself feeling intensity anxious and I feel like no body wants to or can help me.
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Old 07-01-2022, 05:35 PM   #2
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Hi, black-roses. Sorry I didn't see your post earlier. Is there any program or major that requires only a few or no maths courses? If so, then you might check into those. It doesn't have to be psychology--which often requires courses in statistics. (I have a PhD. in it, which, of course, required even more maths-type classes!)

What would you like to do with a degree--or do you just want to have one?

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If you are in the USA it is true that you must work X amount of time before you are eligible for disability. You can however apply for SSI. Have you looked into technical courses that train you for a specific job.
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B-R, please don't be so hard on yourself. And, I would try to find a subject that you like, not what others like. I had a similar problem doing medical school after becoming ill. My parents wanted me to continue, but I did not. I graduated but my mind and heart were not into it. Also, I was one of the worst students. I hated every moment I was doing medical work. I am now doing class work again after being out of school for decades. I actually enjoy it now. And, I'm studying classes that are interesting to me. Math is difficult for some. I actually don't like math that much either but am finding calculations easier now due to computers. I highly suggest that you take a break from your classes for now. Once, you find something interesting, then take some classes in that subject.


I never received disability but know it does help for some. I am disabled too but can manage to hold down a menial job. If you can't focus on tasks, then I would not work. Receiving disability income is a long process. Here in the USA, some get rejected initially many times before receiving it.

If you can take some time off and just contemplate about what you would like to do, then just do this. For me, an education is not about getting a job per se but about developing a perspective on life itself. You probably can get a job now without an education. But, the main objective is to find out what you want out of life and what you want to do. Jobs come and go. Well, it did for me. I never really had a career. I just wanted to survive initially but now want to pursue my interests.


If you need to find a field to study, then why don't you first do your General Education classes first then get an overall idea of what is out there. May be, you will find something you can excel at doing.

I say, please don't despair. Time is on your side. You are young still and have your whole life ahead of you.
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