Hi everybody, first off let me say that I am a regular poster here, but I am just using an anonymous account for this post because I am a pretty private person. So here is my scenario. I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety, and back in December, things got so bad that I was removed from public school and I became a homeschooler. Well, the school that I was unenrolled from was gracious enough to allow me to walk with the rest of my class if I want to. But here is the situation- while my depression has gotten drastically better, my anxiety is currently through the roof. While I want to walk, every time I think about it I feel extremely nervous. I have been thinking about this day in and day out, and I just cannot come to a conclusion. My parents are pressuring me to walk, and I feel as though the school wants me to as well. Don’t get me wrong, I realize what a big deal this is, and how important it is to my parents, and how I may regret not walking the stage when I am older. But I am really struggling with this. I will be getting my diploma either way, so it just comes down to if I want to walk the stage or not. I would really like some opinions on what I should do. This isn’t just some teenager going “oh, I don’t feel like it”. I genuinely care about this but I feel as though it will be too much for me to handle. Please give any opinions for or against!