We all have bad weeks.
Maybe you’re feeling tired in class all the time. Falling behind on a subject. Got in trouble with a teacher. Your friends have started acting weird. You don’t feel like getting out of bed.
The good news is that usually those bad weeks don’t last more than just that – a week.
But if there’s something in your life that’s feeling like a mountain in your way, one that’s making school feel too much, it makes sense to want to put school on pause while you figure out how to get over that mountain.
If that’s you, you’re probably wondering if you can stop school and then start again later.
The short answer is yes, but it depends on a number of things including your personal circumstances and what kinds of measures your school has in place.
The one definite thing is that you’ll need to open up, and let your school know what’s happening.
As a first step, try speaking to a guidance officer, teacher or someone else you trust. They may be able to help you with some solid advice or other support to help you get through without hitting pause on school.
However, if you’re still feeling like things are too much and you need to take some time away from school, here’s what you need to know, and what you can do.