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April 12, 2012 5:38 PM Subscribe
How should I explain to my classmates that I can't finish my portion of our group project due to mental health issues, without disclosing the fact that I have these issues?
posted by anonymous to human relations (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I am a female, late 20s, university undergrad student and I suffer from depression and anxiety. In the past two weeks my mental health has gotten bad enough that I have been unable to go to school or do any schoolwork. Unfortunately, one of my assignments is a group project, and I feel terrible that I'm letting the group down. They have no idea about my problem, and I do not wish to disclose any details about it to them. I'm trying to compose an email to explain that I can't complete my part of the assignment, but I'm at a loss as to what to say.
Should I just tell them a personal matter is preventing me from doing it? Should I contact the prof about this? I already missed the final exam so I'm sure they will be wondering what is up.
Relevant information: I am not on medication and I have a counseling appointment next week to deal with my issues.
Thanks in advance for your time and advice. If necessary, you can send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.