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As a "professional student" myself, I would have to disagree with the tdoc's advice. Achieving something is a great morale-booster. It might suck now, but in the end it will be worth it. (and will help counter future depression because you will know you can achieve goals you set for yourself)

With most mental illnesses, one of the first things they recommend is to put yourself on a schedule. If you have to be at school, you have a reason to be awake at a certain time, a reason to go to sleep at a certain time, etc...

It sounds like you're getting financial assistance in part because you're in school. That's a good thing because you're keeping yourself afloat, and you're making an investment in yourself that will pay dividends when you return to work.

Just be sure to balance it, and schedule your time so you won't get too stressed. Put things in their place and it'll go easier.

- Lan
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