My biology teacher told me that her class “is not set up for people like you to succeed” just because I asked for an extension on the homework due to severe depression and suicidal ideation. I had been hospitalised twice that year and had lost my health insurance just a month prior. It would have made me angry had she just said no, but she also had the audacity to imply that I am weak, lazy and incompetent because I suffer from depression. My mother was abusive, my father was subsequently murdered and my income is well below the poverty line, yet I am pushing myself to get an education. If I were lazy and weak, I would have stopped trying a long time ago. Ohio State University is a joke!