Contemplating dropping out of university

Been contemplating dropping out of university for a while now; my mental health has dipped much ever since school started months earlier. It doesn’t help that I am a slow learner and have major anxiety issues constantly gnawing at me.

Despite working tremendously hard on all my assignments I am failing more than a handful of them. The stress is getting to me yet there’s nobody I can confide in. How much longer can I endure those panic attacks alone before things fall completely apart?

I am aware I will be perceived by family members as an utter failure if I call time on my tertiary education, then again I am clueless (plus feeling darn nervous) with regards to broaching this subject with them.....argh!

This post first appeared on NUS Whispers (Confession #92369). You may wish to share your thoughts with the anonymous soul who poured his heart out.


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