A warm welcome to you Char02lie
My heart goes out to you as you struggle with the challenges of anxiety and depression. I'm glad to hear you're managing through support. Further management and support, at school, sounds like a good idea.
A few options, in the way of managing your school work and stress levels may be
- Speaking with your year level coordinator and/or
- Speaking with a teacher you get along well with and/or
- Speaking with a member of the well-being team (if your school is one that offers guidance in the way of counseling)
In no way would you be an attention seeker in the way you're referring to. For sure, you do need and deserve attention in a positive pro-active way that will serve everyone involved. Keeping certain teachers in the loop (regarding your mental health) also offers them the chance to help manage the challenges you face. You may actually find some teachers who could lead you feel more empowered in your school environment and perhaps in life in general.
If you find that speaking to someone at school feels a little daunting, perhaps you could ask one of your parents to accompany you once a meeting to discuss things is set up.
You should really feel proud of yourself in the way you're skillfully managing things (better than you may realise). As I often say to my kids, who are both in secondary school, instead of asking 'What am I going to do?', it serves us much better to ask 'How am I going to manage this?' We personally evolve ever so gradually through a self loving form of careful management.