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Topic: Tough times

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  1. Someone-who-sleeps
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    27 May 2021

    I have my exams coming up and I am so stressed, I nearly failed my recent Psychology SAC and am struggling. I have to prepare for my exams and worried I will fail, I also have an exam for university and I don't think I'm ready for it. My sibling has been a bit moody lately and tends to be in a bad mood. I am scared for myself for I need to pass all my exams and I don't feel comfortable with myself. I have been a little bit down lately.

    I feel pathetic for complaining about myself and know I their are people who are suffering worse then but I am stuck in my own little bubble. I feel so annoyed with myself for not being better, I wish I was a better person then who I really am. I feel I will be judged or laughed at if I talk about what is bothering me.

    I haven't been reading lately, I used to read so much. I don't know if it's because I am on my phone a lot or because of school and working. I miss the days when I didn't work and have to worry about exams and SACS.

  2. jtjt_4862
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    27 May 2021 in reply to Someone-who-sleeps

    Hi Someone-who-sleeps,

    Welcome to the forums, and thank you for sharing your story. Exams can be very nerve wrecking, no matter how much we prepare for it. One key thing to remember is to do your best, and no matter what happens, you can always learn from your experience to do better next time.

    Would you like to share more about what you feel is bothering you? Rest assure that this is a safe space for you to let out whatever is bothering you, and there won't be any judgement. Everyone's feelings are valid.


  3. Sophie_M
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    27 May 2021 in reply to Someone-who-sleeps
    Hi Someone-who-sleeps,

    Exams can be super stressful and it is normal to think about failing exams and being worried about that. It's understandable that it can be scary right now as your future lies ahead of you. Please also remember that you are young and that you have your whole life ahead of you. You will have time to make mistakes and there is no human life without mistakes. Suffering is suffering. We can compare ourselves to anyone and always find someone who has it worse than us. If something is important to you than it is important to you and you can only accurately compare yourself with yourself. It would be lovely if you could find your way back to reading, even if it's for a little bit at a time. It sounds like it gave you so much.

    If you feel it may be helpful, you are always welcome to get in touch with Kids Helpline. They are a confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged 25 and under.  

    If you would like some help finding mental health support, we would recommend that you get in contact with the Beyond Blue Support Service. They are available 24/7 by phone on 1300 22 4636 or on Webchat 1pm-12am AEST on our website:  One of our friendly counsellors will be able to talk through these feelings with you and can offer support, advice and referrals. 

    You are not alone and do not have to deal with anything alone. The community is here to support and we are happy to help.

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