How do I go upon doing this?
If you fail to meet your financial aid requirements for the year they will most likely either send you an email, if you have a university email, and possibly send you the same thing via mail.
You just go to your financial adviser and talk with him/her if you have any questions and he/she will try to help you out.
To write the appeal if you fail to meet requirements, you just send in a letter explaining why you did poorly in that semester/year and then just bring it in an envelope addressed to your advising office and adviser.
I would like to, but, no. I can't tell anyone, I don't know, it's hard to explain but I've never told anyone about depression and stuff for years, most of my life its been a secret and I prefer it remains that way
I know exactly how you feel. I was actually the same exact way... I kept my depression a secret for such a long time, although I realize now that I wasn't really fooling anyone; my family and friends could see that I was depressed. My parents actually thought my ex boyfriend raped me and assumed that was why I was so depressed.
In reality, I realize that they really just wanted to help me. Yes, it's scary opening up to people about it, but it's kind of like jumping into a cold pool. Once you jump in you finally get used to it; and it helps a lot, in my opinion that I can somewhat vent more openly about how I'm feeling.
After I told my family I got a doctors appointment; I actually burst into tears when I first met her and was explaining my situation. And right now I'm on 100mg of Sertraline a day and 100mg of Wellbutrin a day; I know it's not a miracle worker, since most of my problems require therapy for, but I can tell they definitely have helped in some aspects; I never feel as suicidal as I used to, and I have a lot more confidence in social situations, and just overall.
My doc told me to look into a therapist, which I did. And I have been on and off going to see him. It takes a lot out of me because I don't like talking about myself, but once you find the right therapist for you it becomes easier. The first session my therapist did ALL the talking, which I was grateful for. I still get nervous, but I will do what it takes to get better..