🔥 Teen Refuses Sympathy for Classmate's Mental Health Struggles, Gives Them a 0 on Group Project 😱

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Diply | Diply

Group projects can be a nightmare, especially when one member doesn't pull their weight. In this high-stakes situation, a 15-year-old girl found herself doing all the work for her classmate, who was responsible for designing and planning their project. After weeks of frustration, she and her other group members decided to give this classmate a 0 on the group evaluation. But when the classmate finally showed up and pleaded for mercy, citing their struggles with depression and anxiety, our protagonist was unmoved. She told them she didn't care and still gave them a 0. 😱📉

The High-Stakes Project 📚

groupprojectaita | groupprojectaita

The Slacker Classmate 😒

groupprojectaita | groupprojectaita

No Show, No Work 🙄

groupprojectaita | groupprojectaita

Picking Up the Slack 😤

groupprojectaita | groupprojectaita

Late and Sloppy Work 📉

groupprojectaita | groupprojectaita

Fed Up Group Members 😠

groupprojectaita | groupprojectaita

A Desperate Plea 😢

groupprojectaita | groupprojectaita

No Sympathy Given 🚫

groupprojectaita | groupprojectaita

A Tough Lesson Learned? 🤔

This 15-year-old girl had zero sympathy for her classmate's mental health struggles, as they failed to contribute to their high-stakes group project. Despite their pleading, she and her other group members gave the slacker a 0 on the group evaluation. 💔 Was she too harsh, or was this a necessary wake-up call? Let's dive into some of the top reactions from the internet! 🌐💬

NTA- Don't feel bad, you did the right thing.

xophidian | xophidian

NTA for expecting upfront communication about mental health affecting project.

OrneryFish8 | OrneryFish8

👍 NTA - Late work deserves no marks, mental illness irrelevant.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Don't let anyone make you feel bad for struggling with mental health 🙏

raccoongutz | raccoongutz

Student with mental health issues given 0 on group project. NTA.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Discussing mental health with teachers is important for equal opportunities. NTA 👏

Fafalle | Fafalle

Former teacher agrees OP NTA, blames lack of mental health services 😢

Echos_myron123 | Echos_myron123

Honesty is key. NTA for giving a 0 on group project.

redditor191389 | redditor191389

Late disclosure of mental health struggles led to missed accommodations. 💔

Crazycatlover | Crazycatlover

Don't let others bring you down for their struggles. 💪

esqadinfinitum | esqadinfinitum

It's not your responsibility to handle your teammate's mental health 🙅‍♀️

[deleted] | [deleted]

Balancing empathy and responsibility in group projects 👏

pandatree_157 | pandatree_157

Commenter defends student who gave a 0 on group project, says they're not the a**hole for not disclosing mental health struggles earlier. 🙏

Gobadorgosleep | Gobadorgosleep

Fair grading and consideration for disability exceptions. 👍

SummerFli | SummerFli

No sympathy for mental health accommodations? 🤔

[deleted] | [deleted]

Mental health struggles or laziness? NTA or ESH? 🤔

Helpful_Pumpkin9188 | Helpful_Pumpkin9188

Team member's mental health struggles not an excuse for poor performance 🙅

thoughtsofalo | thoughtsofalo

Overcoming depression to do group work, NTA wins sympathy ❤️

fantasticfugicude | fantasticfugicude

Mentally ill student defends the teacher's decision on group project.

Goitske | Goitske

Legal obligation to grade based on work, not just word. NTA.

Judgypossum | Judgypossum

Don't let mental illness be an excuse for bad behavior. 👎

IamBoopsthetadpole | IamBoopsthetadpole

Balancing compassion and enablement for mentally ill classmates 👏

Aromatic-Ice-968 | Aromatic-Ice-968

Be understanding, depression makes no sense 😢

Firminy1360 | Firminy1360

Commenter dismisses classmate's mental health struggles as excuse for laziness 😒

wenchslapper | wenchslapper

Group project gone wrong - missing member gets what they deserve! 😤

buch_23 | buch_23

Mental health and academic excellence: Can they coexist? 🤔

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Facing the music: one student's remorse for their behavior 🎶

AspiringMILF | AspiringMILF

Balancing mental health and teamwork is tough, but NTA for 0.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Making effort and explaining the situation is key. 👍

BeaverPup | BeaverPup

Prioritizing education over mental health? 🤔

blazingwaffle58 | blazingwaffle58

Stigmatizing mental health issues in group projects 😢

cassaregh | cassaregh

Wise words to live by when dealing with difficult people 👍

SwissLad0 | SwissLad0

Don't let someone use mental illness as an excuse. NTA 👏

Bdroyle1988 | Bdroyle1988

Dealing with difficult colleagues can be a nightmare 😱

[deleted] | [deleted]

Group projects can be a nightmare, NTA for calling out slackers 👏

Evenoh | Evenoh

Student receives backlash for insensitive comment on mental health.

smileystar | smileystar

Objectively presenting evidence is key. NTA for holding accountable.

DaisyInc | DaisyInc

Fairness in group projects, or lack thereof 🤔

nvuss | nvuss

Student's lack of empathy towards mental health struggles sparks outrage

christy95 | christy95

Commenter shows lack of empathy towards mental health struggles 😕

CelestiaSilverstar | CelestiaSilverstar

Avoiding group projects to prevent NTA situations 🙌

schux99 | schux99

Commenter shares frustration with using mental health as an excuse. NTA.

juabreudecastro | juabreudecastro

Teen receives praise for not giving sympathy in group project

Lanky_Quarter4038 | Lanky_Quarter4038

Commenter shares personal experience with mental health struggles and responsibilities.

JKmusclebunny | JKmusclebunny

Fair rating or lack of empathy? NTA comment sparks debate.

MrJ_Sar | MrJ_Sar

Mental illness not an excuse for everything, NTA comment defends.

heathellaa | heathellaa

Addressing mental health issues in group projects: NTA or YTA?

DragonQueen777666 | DragonQueen777666

Honesty is the best policy 👍. Texting reminders was thoughtful 😊

ConsistentCheesecake | ConsistentCheesecake

Unapologetic response, no sympathy for mental health struggles. 😒

fucjkindick | fucjkindick

Communication is key 📡. NTA holds accountable for actions.

Merigold00 | Merigold00

Group mate shows up late, does nothing, gets 0. NTA 👍

espressopatronum1 | espressopatronum1

Mental health shaming? Not cool. 😕

the_chosen_one12 | the_chosen_one12

Encouraging individual responsibility for academic success 💪

MageVicky | MageVicky

Zero tolerance for lazy coworkers in school and work 💪

smashteapot | smashteapot

Prioritizing mental health is important, but communication is key. NTA.

Psychology_strange_ | Psychology_strange_

Communicating with your group and teacher is key 👍. NTA for expecting accountability.

gwh1996 | gwh1996

Honesty is important, judge based on work, not mental health struggles 👍

Bangbangsmashsmash | Bangbangsmashsmash

Advocacy is a life skill, but empathy goes a long way 😕

Hailstormi | Hailstormi

Commenter defends student's decision to give 0 on group project

squished-insect | squished-insect

Don't blame the student for not covering for their classmate's struggles.

Rolling_Beardo | Rolling_Beardo

Responsibility for mitigation lies with the individual, not their classmates.

Equivalent_Read | Equivalent_Read

Taking responsibility for your mental health doesn't make you TA 👏

kathrynelizabethk | kathrynelizabethk

Commenter defends giving 0 on group project due to classmate's mental health

ss_garner | ss_garner

Taking responsibility for your mental health is important 👍

Skylerh3408 | Skylerh3408

Hold accountable for lack of effort, NTA 👍

k_princess | k_princess

Don't let group projects bring down your grades 💪🏻‍🎓

zimaroni | zimaroni

Being upfront about mental health issues to avoid affecting others. NTA

wierdhorizon | wierdhorizon

Don't blame them for giving a 0 after doing all the work. NTA 😊

BitterDeep78 | BitterDeep78

Take responsibility for your mental health but communicate with others.

dominique0912 | dominique0912

No sympathy for mental health struggles? NTA says it's justified.

GodsIWasStrongg | GodsIWasStrongg

Mental illness not an excuse? Engage with caution 🚨

Nervoushorseart | Nervoushorseart

Encouraging empathy and understanding towards mental health accommodations for classmates.

kali8007 | kali8007

Taking responsibility for mental health: NTA's comment on schoolwork struggles.

blueribbonbitch | blueribbonbitch

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