At Push, we tell it like it is. That means we say it's okay to get help if you feel overwhelmed, and your mental and physical health are suffering.
Dr Nihara Kruase, a consultant clinical psychologist highlights government funded research (ONS, UCL, NHS data) that found 1/4 girls and 1/10 boys have emotional problems including loneliness, self-hatred and feeling unloved.
If this sounds a little too familiar, don't panic. We're all in this together.
Becoming aware of the way you feel (and letting others know) should never come second to your studies, but we get that that's easier said than done. If you feel you can relate, the first step is to breathe, take a moment to acknowledge your situation, and find out where to go for help.
So who do you talk to? Well, family and friends can provide a great support network, but independent experts might be best.
Push recommends the following people to contact for confidential and impartial advice:
And if you'd like our two (or five) cents as well...
For more advice on learning to be the best you you can be, and how to take back control, head over to our advice on what to do next.
Stop and smell the roses. Honestly, it's all going to be fine.
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