I am going into my last semester of student teaching and will graduate in May. I am in a dual cert program to get my Master's and Special Ed cert. I do have a mental health related diagnosis already (since I was 15). I am now 34. I realllllly struggle with true exhaustion, irritability, etc. at the end of every day of teaching. I know that is not unusual, especially for a newer teacher. But the extent to which I feel it, knowing myself, really concerns me. Since I have been thinking about it a lot lately, I have noticed that I tend to feel the same way other times, when my day has just been too long for me, there has been too much noise (people talking over each other, lots of music, etc.), too much activity, in general. Eventually, I just crash. Now, its not a concern for the children or anything like that. I am completely composed in public, always. It's as soon as I leave. It's like I don't even notice until I am away from all of it, and then I just lose my mind! Like, then I realize how much all of that affected me. I am definitely a "Highly Sensitive Person." I was just wondering, as experienced special education teachers, if there is any advice you might have for me on how I can cope with this? There is not a lot of info out there for adults, it's mostly all for adults on how to help children. I definitely needed this when I was a child, but I never got that help because no one knew this stuff back then!