ADHD and College and Higher Education
Coping with the College Conundrum
Does anyone else feel overwhelmed and frustrated by the lack of support for adhd and mental health in general sometimes? Maybe I am just having a bad day, but I am exhausted from trying to deal with everything myself.
I am a first year law student who has struggled with mental health issues all my life. Throughout undergrad I had to take medical leaves, and just over a month ago my psychiatrist gave me a diagnosis of ADHD with comorbid depression. I am doing everything I can to build a support network- going to all my therapy appointments, joining a support group, enrolling in disability services, talking to my teachers, etc. However, I have been having a lot of issues with attendance and with getting organized in general. I know this takes time, but it’s exhausting. I just feel teachers are getting more and more frustrated with me, even though I am trying my best to get back on track. Oh, and yes, I am taking medication but it’s a struggle to find what works best. I know this takes time too and I am trying to be patient, but I feel like I have run out of patience from other people.
Anyone have similar experiences? Advice for teachers and support, or for coping in general? Thanks.
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