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I Am About to Have a Mental Breakdown

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    Ticking Time Bomb Ready To Explode

    I've been on a downward spiral for so long right now and there is just too much running through mind at the moment,can't concentrate and am losing focus and interest on responsibilities and things that used to matter a lot to me,I don't sleep at night anymore and when I do I only...
    Alan132 Alan132 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2011

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    I feel like I can't breathe.

    I don't know who to trust anymore. One minute I'm fine and the text, I want to die. I feel like I'm not being heard by those I'm suppose to trust. And I feel like the ones I'm suppose to trust, are making things worse. I hate what I see, when I look at myself in the mirror...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Not That I Want To

    but...everything just keeps building up.  at the rate i'm going, i'm going to have to boycott thanksgiving and christmas with my family b/c i won't be mentally stable and will just shut myself out of life entirely.  if it wasn't for my daughter, i wouldn't do anything...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 14, 2010

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    It's Always Like This

    My aunt is the cause of my break downs. That might sound harsh, blaming another person for my problems, but it's true. I never had this problem until i lived with her. I never hated myself, or lacked confidence , i wasn't so weak-willed and terrified of the most mundane...
    xbreathexmusicx xbreathexmusicx 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2012

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    Perhaps For The Best?

    Sometimes, you have to break down to build yourself back up into something stronger. Trying to build upon a shaky foundation will usually result in no progress. But for sure, I need to either break through or break down. I feel that this is what's keeping me from making any sort...
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 3, 2010

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    Body Problems

    So last year my brother bought me this Real Madrid jersey and I loveeee it because I love Christiano Ronaldo but the thing is....ugh this is so embarrassing ..... It doesn't fit right Like its tight so I never wore it And I cleaned my dresser yesterday and I forgot to put that...
    Anonymous700 Anonymous700 16-17, F Jan 3, 2013

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    Declining And Rapidly

    I am on the verge of falling off a cliff into a bottomless pit of psychosis. I am getting extremely overwhelmed with daily life and my mind is shutting down. I have thoughts and they can not stay planted long enough before the tornado comes and carries them away. I can't think...
    americanidiot87 americanidiot87 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    That's It

    That's whats been bothering me, for the past couple of months. I am about to have a mental breakdown, it dosen't matter anymore. Nothing matters anymore, it's not fair, o yea I know life isn't fair but it's never fair ever. That's how I feel, everything is gone, I'm pretty much...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2009

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    ......god help me,cant do this anymore.

    .....going insane......
    efox7 efox7 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Sometimes I think I'm having a breakdown.

    The hurt overwhelms me and take over. My doctor put me on Prozac, but I guess it hasn't kicked in yet. I can't shake the depressed feelings I have and the stupid anxiety attacks are ridiculous.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Merry-go-round

    That's exactly how my life feels like a mery-go-round gone rouge! Nothing has gone the way I thought it should of...my mind is spinning out of control...emotionally I'm at the point of crying yet I don't. I find myself sleeping alot less...anger builds in my heart from the...
    Beast75 Beast75 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    I'm Giving Up...

    It is official, I have no character at all. I tried to go cold turkey on all my meds at the same time, because my parents say that A) all my problems come from my meds and B) if you’re a strong person you don’t need medical support. Well, it turns out I’m not a strong...
    Quantumphysica Quantumphysica 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    I'm Scarred

    I feel so helpless never before have I felt so much rage. I hate everything and everyone. I don't have anyone to talk to. My family ignores me because i'm always having issues with my boyfriend of 13 yrs. It's just one of those things they sweep under the carpet. He verbally...
    imnotok imnotok 26-30 2 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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    A few months ago I saved my best friends life.

    .. She might have just returned the favor...
    davisbre davisbre 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    I'm Scarred

    I feel so helpless never before have I felt so much rage. I hate everything and everyone. I don't have anyone to talk to. My family ignores me because i'm always having issues with my boyfriend of 13 yrs. It's just one of those things they sweep under the carpet. He verbally...
    imnotok imnotok 26-30 2 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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    He Called Me

    Oh why why why did he call me on the 5th..I tought I was done with that..and I am so lonely I am thinking of calling him back! I had nightmares that I was talking to him on the phone and he was saying he was interested in other girls or something. I am scred the right thing is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our

    school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my mind I was thinking "you know what, I'm gonna try to talk to her, I need to man up, I need to know how to talk to a girl and here's my first...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    someone help please! im about to cry

    and i want to cut so bad :'(
    DeathIsMyVice DeathIsMyVice 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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    What Should I Do?

    I've been dating this guy, its a long distance relationship. He does not have a job, does not go to school and has gotten his high school equivalence since he is a drop out. I, on the other hand, am about to graduate from a university in a few months. I love this person but he...
    WinterSkies WinterSkies 18-21 3 Responses May 4, 2011

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    Having the shittest day right now:'( don't

    even know what to do anymore
    lostgirl299 lostgirl299 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    I'm about to have a break down.

    I'm on my second week of my internship I had this past winter as well and it's much harder than before because of traveling. Last winter I lived with my bf and it was a much shorter commute to NYC, now, I'm waking up at 4am everyday, traveling for 3.5 hours to work, then another...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 6

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    Sitting in Class And I Can't Breathe I'm

    Shaking Qbd I'm bored and my ex boyfriend yelling all my friends gon cut me off and showing our sex tape to people and when I told the office only thing they told him to do was delete it I went to the police but they haven't even done anything yet I feel so distance and I hate...
    adoreeceleste adoreeceleste 16-17, F Apr 4

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    How do you get over the fact

    that your husband has a female co worker that has a mouth like a pig and you have seen some inappropriate emails from her to him and another male co worker . He swears nothing is going on and admits emails were wrong .
    sarah390 sarah390 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    If I Dont Stop Lying To Myself

     i just might...probably :/
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 30, 2009

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    My Everything Hurts

    everything right now is shaking with rage, depression, energy, and just generally hating everything right now.....i got rejected yet again by another girl who could care less about what im feeling. she stomped on my dignity and my heart.........i cant even think what to type...
    Estiban Estiban 18-21, M 4 Responses May 4, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I am about to really have a mental breakdown. The girl im really into have, without any feelings about me, met a New Guy. I am seriously about to koll myself. I have litteraly...
    mccgandy mccgandy 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I need someone. Anyone. I'm literally in tears, having a breakdown. I just don't need some person to try to talk me out of depression, because unfortunately it doesn't work that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 22

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    I've been through a lot in just a year. I lost the people I though were my family because I found out they were planning to abuse me and was talking about possibly selling me so I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I'm surprised I'm not a raving psychopath really...! Mad parents. Mad jobs with 'mad' people! (Worked mental health!!) had homes, lost homes. Seen way too much inhumanity to man(as...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Aug 20

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    Im mentally f***ed up and it's all my fault
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F Aug 28

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    I can feel it. Struggling with domestic issues at home and at work, and I think depending too much on someone socially is not healthy. I always knew that but when you're swimming...
    BronzeEspada BronzeEspada 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    So now I have panic disorder too? So lets kist shall we? Major/serve depression Suicidal thoughts Self harm Panic disorder Bipolar???? Ect ect Oh panic attacks Maybe I should...
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F Aug 20

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    I think I have at least a mild form of depression... because i struggle to stay happy or whatever. And I know people go through bad times but i get angry very easily over little...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Aug 31

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    Starting getting annoyed at a fly in my car the other day.. It was such a pest and I was having a go at it haha.
    katiehad katiehad 22-25, F Aug 20

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    In my friendship group I am "the one with issues". And what's worse is that I brought it all upon myself.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    Hey everyone in the UK! I'm sure that you've all had "one of those days" at work, right? But what if you're suffering from more than this? There are people out there who have...
    VintagePearls VintagePearls 31-35, F Aug 21

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    Yeah. I recently realized that one of the best ways to sum up my current family situation is "My previously abusive older sister's mental breakdown prevented my parents from...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Too many people do not understand enough about the mental anguish that can easily affect their friends, family, and themselves. I'm bipolar. By close family and good friends, I've...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M Aug 26

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    I have a friend, who I will call Melissa (not her real name) who has more than her share of challenges in life. I have known her most of my life as we attended the same grade...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    It's inarguable that personal injuries can devastate lives. When another person is responsible for your injury, it helps to use all available resources, such as a good lawyer. Read...
    neinsteinassociates neinsteinassociates 26-30, M Sep 11

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    My dad used to do drugs and was abusive to my mom and my little brother and I. We used to run away from him growing up. Never been stable. Have mental issues. When he drinks...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    The 2nd region of impact is you as being the proprietor/guardian. Education is proactive: that you are using the initiative and demonstrating your dog how you want him to behave in...
    Khadijah062yu Khadijah062yu 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I can't sleep and I can't stop thinking! All my thoughts are racing and it's preventing me from falling asleep! I can't do anything about it and I don't understand why I am all of...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've always wanted a loving family and also just someone special to actually love me..I always dreamed of having a Christmas with a family, one where it's not just stupid presents...
    PrincessPolarBear PrincessPolarBear 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Why do they make the sick people walk all the way to the back of the store to get a prescription but the healthy people buy cigarettes at the front of the store? They say flattery...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 2

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    My daughter's 2nd birthday is coming up. I am making a habit of making something hand-made for my daughter for every birthday. For her first birthday, I made her a Waldorf Doll (I...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    i had the GBS on 09/04/14, I am now on my third week after surgery... I am now on 2 weeks of purified foods. I did take a challenge and I ate solid food 1/2 cup of roasted potatos...
    normiee65 normiee65 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    I know that I have to let her go, unfortunately I have to put some space between us to help my own mental well being .... I am 32 years old and I have tried to help my crazy...
    angell29 angell29 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    My friends and I have the weirdest inside-jokes. If anyone ever heard what we joke about we'd be locked in a mental asylum for sure!
    channy205 channy205 16-17, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Everything was fine. I just got into the car and me and my dad were driving somewhere and I was completely normal and content. But like every other time my dad finds a way to drive...
    xxSashaxx xxSashaxx 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 27