Today I filled out the paperwork to apply for student disability

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   Posted 9/9/2010 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm only two weeks into the fall semester and I have already been suicidal twice, i have been completely breaking down every night because I have no free time to relax or do anything for myself and I have just been in absolute hell. I'm getting a doctor's note on Friday and then I go back and discuss what accommodations they can give me. they told me disability is confidential and when I apply for my RA job they won't even know about it. i'm also withdrawing from one class because I cannot handle the work load. Already I feel a little better but today I have class and work and then tomorrow class all day and saturday my boyfriend wants to take the bus into the city (3 hours on a bus roundtrip) and meet up with friends. I honestly don't think I'm well enough to go but I don't want him to go alone so I have to come. :(

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   Posted 9/9/2010 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Yay! Good for you! My experience with disability services for students was awesome! Prefential seating, "flexibility in attendance", able to get up and leave the classroom at any time, audio recording, use of a service dog...

It made a 15% difference in my exam scores - an entire letter grade!

I hope you get the help that you need! :)
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   Posted 9/9/2010 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
When you withdraw from your class try talking to the disabilitly office first. You may be able to take a medical withdrawl. Then it won't count against you in the future. Most states have a limited number of classes that you can withdraw from, this should help.
I've been going thru the disability office for 2 years now and with the exception of one professor it's made getting thru school a lot easier. I receive extra time on exams and sometimes projects. I often suffer from long bouts of depression and cry at the drop of a hat. I get to leave without explination and if I can collect myself I return if not I Email my professor and work from home when I feel it's best.
Good luck, let me know if you have any questions
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   Posted 9/9/2010 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Best of luck voix. Making a good decision for yourself, pat yourself on the back. I hope it all works out for you. I was able to go back to school with complete and total funding due to my illness (I live in Canada) and I would not be here today without it and the support of my pdoc through the process.



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   Posted 9/10/2010 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you're in the 'solution' rather than the 'problem'...
Way to go Voix!!!
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