There are definitely still days where I feel like I'm going to burst out of my skin or that I'm being suffocated by darkness. But there are more moments now where I feel better. The other day, I realized just out of the blue that I felt happy to be alive.”
Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Reckoning with Burnout
In her past struggles with mental health, Teresa had prided herself on being able to push through and excel. After being sent home during the pandemic, however, she realizes that she can no longer pretend to be okay and keep up her usual pace. As she forces herself to slow down and focus on recovery, she begins to find more moments of joy and connection in her life.
Teresa: Not Overlooking Warning Signs
Teresa: Not Pushing through Pain
Teresa: Pacing Yourself
Another Point of View
Listen to other students relating to this same struggle and what helped them cope.
Managing Work Overload
I had been kind of drifting in and out of sleep in my bed with a laptop and books and the light on and I hadn't actually been going to bed or waking up. So, I didn't really know when I was sleeping, or how many hours of sleep I was getting, or when I was waking up.”