Hi. I suffered from depression and anxiety problems that were brought on from school. I’m writing this here at TeenCentral.com because, believe it or not, a lot of teens suffer from school phobia. That’s what the doctors call it. Having S.P. really messed up my life. I was in all honors classes, but, soon, I started missing days of school because of this disorder and I had to be taken out of them. My mom then took me to the doctor. He sent me to counselors, and a psychiatrist. They helped and soon I was put back into school. But, I was not put into honors classes as it was too late to go back in. So, if you have S.P. or you think that you do, go see your school counselor he/she can help a lot. Whatever you do, just make sure you do it soon before it’s too late and you miss a lot of school.
- You are brave for admitting to your issues to light. Sharing this might help other teens with this same problem and show they are not alone.
- Try to keep up with your counseling. This way whenever there are any new stressors in your life, you will have the support system in place. Consider talking to your parents about your day so they can know how you are doing in life.
- Consider having coping strategies in place when you are at school. Maybe you could let your teachers know what signs to look for so they can allow you to leave the room. Try asking your friends to use positive words to help calm you when you feel anxious at school.
- Try taking life one day at a time. For example, choose one subject to study for an hour at a time. Try taking breaks to clear your head when you feel overwhelmed. Maybe you could form study groups so you do not have to study alone. These might help relieve you stress.
- What reasons do you believe caused your school phobia?
- How could your friends and family help you cope with your school phobia? What positive coping strategies help you with your school phobia?
- How could your school help students with emotional or mental disorders?