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Uni and autism

casscubcasscub Posts: 127 The Mix convert
Hi
Im a student in their first year at uni and just wondering how people with autism find it? Like do you find it gets easier with time or does it get harder? Do you have any support mechanisms in place that work for you or help you? 

Any advice would be much appreciated it really would x

Casscub
"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose" 
Lyndon B.Johnson 

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  • AifeAife Posts: 1,209 Moderator
    Hey Casscub,

    You've taken a really positive step to reach out here for advice and support. How are things going at uni? Are you receiving any support at the moment? 

    I found an article on the Ambitious about Autism website about some people's experiences of uni. They talk a bit about the type of support they got at uni and how it helped them. I hope you find it helpful to read through :) 

  • casscubcasscub Posts: 127 The Mix convert
    Aife said:
    Hey Casscub,

    You've taken a really positive step to reach out here for advice and support. How are things going at uni? Are you receiving any support at the moment? 

    I found an article on the Ambitious about Autism website about some people's experiences of uni. They talk a bit about the type of support they got at uni and how it helped them. I hope you find it helpful to read through :) 

    :+1:

    Things haven't been great at uni in the last 3 days I've done some really stupid and dangerous things. One of which resulted in security being called to talk me down from a high place. And then them giv8ng me first aid on Tuesday night as well. It's just not going great that way. Other than that lectures are going really well and things are what I thought they would be.

    Thank you for the articles I will deffinatly have a read of them :)

    Casscub
    "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose" 
    Lyndon B.Johnson 
  • AifeAife Posts: 1,209 Moderator
    Hey @casscub

    I'm sorry to hear things haven't been great at uni. It sounds like you've been really struggling recently. Would you like to tell us a bit more about what's been going on? 

    There are lots of support options for you if you're struggling, remember you're not alone and there are people around to help you. Have you spoken to your GP about how you've been feeling?

  • casscubcasscub Posts: 127 The Mix convert
    Aife said:
    Hey @casscub

    I'm sorry to hear things haven't been great at uni. It sounds like you've been really struggling recently. Would you like to tell us a bit more about what's been going on? 

    There are lots of support options for you if you're struggling, remember you're not alone and there are people around to help you. Have you spoken to your GP about how you've been feeling?

    Hey Aife

    I've been self harming really badly and to a point where friday it required hospital treatment. I also tried to end my life at uni during the day. The rest of the week i had just been self harming and contenplating if i was worthy to still be here. It was friday when i concluded that i wasnt. Last sunday as well i ended up at the hospital because i wasnt safe at the same time. 

    Im okay now though still self harming but managing a bit better. 

    Im under CMHT but being discharged from there soon. My GP doesnt know because of being under the mental health team but do get regular updates on me.

    Thanks for replying to me makes a change to be heard :) 

    Casscub
    "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose" 
    Lyndon B.Johnson 
  • ShaunieShaunie Hope.less ๐ŸŒฆ England ๐Ÿ Posts: 2,077 Mega Poster
    Hey Casscub, Sorry. I dont have anything helpful to say but wanted to reply.
    But wish i could help more.
     
    How are you feeling about being dischArged from CMHT?

    Am sorry to hear you was feelig suicidal. Youre definetly worthy of being alive. Just like everyone else. But Glad youre managing bit better now though & hope you still are. And i hope uni gets easier with time for you. 

    โ€œIf we could look into each otherโ€™s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us face, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.โ€ ~ Marvin J Ashton ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ
  • casscubcasscub Posts: 127 The Mix convert
    Shaunie said:
    Hey Casscub, Sorry. I dont have anything helpful to say but wanted to reply.
    But wish i could help more.
     
    How are you feeling about being dischArged from CMHT?

    Am sorry to hear you was feelig suicidal. Youre definetly worthy of being alive. Just like everyone else. But Glad youre managing bit better now though & hope you still are. And i hope uni gets easier with time for you. 

    Hey Shaunie,

    Its okay i dont mind how much or how little support you give. 

    Im feeling pretty positive although after today dont know that they will still discharge me now. 

    Its okay I am glad i am alive and am a bit better now although after today not really. 

    I hope it does too.

    Casscub
    "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose" 
    Lyndon B.Johnson 
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