Don’t Let Class Get You Down!

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It is that time of year, midterms are in full speed ahead and the work keeps pilling on. I say it’s okay to skip a class when you absolutely need it in order not to explode. You see, I struggle with depression and anxiety, so when I have a giant assignment or an exam looming over me and I don’t feel nearly prepared, I don’t feel like I am able to do anything productive, so sometimes it makes more sense for me to skip a class. That’s okay! I am not saying that it is okay to skip a class to go grab a pint with your buddies, although I’m sure we are all guilty of doing that once or twice in our lives. I just want to put it out there, as someone who has had the anxiety and has felt the pressure that my mental health wasn’t important enough to skip class. But it is okay to email your professors and tell them you are missing because of your mental health. It is a legitimate excuse!

Of course if you aren’t already being helped for your mental health, there are resources that you should look into like, https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/wellness/mental-health for on-campus support!