Greetings, I am genuinely looking for advice and support, as I'm not sure I've made the right decision for my career and want to do what's best for my students and myself. Apologies in advance for the wall of text. I am a first-year teacher in a "high-achieving" urban charter school, where I am teaching my college major content area to almost 150 sixth graders. I do not have my licensure at this point, but have taken education courses in college and was looking into going back for my masters in education. This school was one of the few in my area that offers my content area and was touted as being a school with excellent students and few behavior issues/high needs students. I thought this would be an excellent chance to flex my wings and teach. I'm three weeks in, and it is vastly different from what I thought it would be. Not just the general first-year "Holy crap, this is what teaching is like?", but the school itself is not what I thought it would be. I was told in my interview that I'd likely have around 5% of students on IEPs/504s, but right now its more like 20%, and is still growing as more students are tested. There are also A LOT of students with behavioral issues, and while I'm seeing improvements in some classes after readjusting my classroom management strategies, other classes are becoming more disrespectful towards me, even outright making fun of me behind my back. To top it all off, I'm drowning in all of the additional administrative tasks that are thrown my way, and have had a few testy moments with some helicopter parents already. One parent accused our whole team of targeting her student and said we were sexist towards him because we are all female. Luckily, our administration has our back when it comes to parent issues, but it still is not fun to be three weeks in and already have parent grief coming my way. Getting to the point, I have had issues with severe anxiety and depression. It has started to get worse over the past week or so, due to the workload, parent/student issues, and the amount of time I need to spend working. I knew I would be working long days, but I did not realize how exhausted I would be by the time the students left at 4. I miss having full weekends to rejuvenate, and by Sunday afternoons I'm dreading the upcoming week. While some people overprepare, my depression makes me slack off and lose my motivation to get things done. Or, on the flip side, my anxiety causes me to over-focus on tasks that may not be as important in the grand scheme of things, i.e. I'll spend an hour crafting an email response to a parent instead of grading that stack of quizzes that's been sitting there. To top things off, in my personal life, my mom just had a mammogram that came back negatively, and will be going in for a second test this November. I have a special needs sister who I would need to take care of if my mom got sick. My dad is not in the picture, and I live two hours away, so this is adding to my general emotional stress as well. At my last job, I had an emotionally abusive boss and was given duties that were not promised to me. I'm nervous that I may have gone into another environment that may cause more issues, and I'm looking for strategies from those who have been in a similar situation. I'm going to start seeing a counselor/doctor in the coming weeks I WANT to make it to the end of the year, but thinking about staying until June makes me more anxious, and I'm not sure if I can make it. If you've made it to this point, thank you for reading.