Hi everyone! Just wondering if anyone has any advice on coping with depression at university. I've had depression for 5 years and have tried medication and counselling in the past, the medication didn't work for me but I plan to start counselling again. My depression is largely down to family problems so I decided to move to a different country for university. I thought this would help and it has somewhat but I'm still finding it difficult to even get out of bed in the morning so my attendance is very poor and it's likely I will fail the year. I also feel extremely lonely a lot of the time as I had made a good group of friends at the start of the year but due to poor attendance/hiding away in my room/ making excuses to avoid social activities I quickly lost that. I spoke to the head of the course about my depression and at first they were helpful but since it has been going on the whole year it's got to the point were they think I'm just lazy/don't want to work. Lately, I've started to feel suicidal because I don't even know why I still feel like this, even though I'm studying the subject I love I have no passion/drive to do anything and it seems like no matter how hard I try to change things they never do.
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