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I Am On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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    One year ago today, my girlfriend of two and half years committed suicide. This was two days after I broke up with her. This started everything. At the time, I was in the middle of my junior year of high school. I had plenty of friends, great family, and overall a pretty...
    spazymgee spazymgee 18-21 3 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Truthfully

    That is why I have been off work for two months I wasn't able to function throughout a working day without feeling everything was about to rip me apart, I burst out into tears in the bathroom at random times but then would go out with a poker face, each thing got to me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 4, 2009

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    Silence!

    Two months ago I completed one of the biggest goals in life I'd yet set for myself. I left my home in Montana in order to live with the one I love in Illinois. And I was so, so happy to have done so. But now, two months later, it's all coming crashing down. Shortly after I...
    ViewFromHeaven ViewFromHeaven 18-21 Jan 3, 2013

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    I'm Loosing the Battle

    Ok, I really need to get this out.  I'm this close to the breaking point again! This is what I'm dealing with.  First, my health is deteriorating rapidly (sugar is up, unbeliveable sinus problems that have affected my teeth, and this third round of biotics is still not...
    justANNIE justANNIE 46-50, F 10 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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    I Always Feel Like Crying

    Im 36yrs. I have 4 kids and one stepdaughter.  I used to be very mellow, tons of friends and comfortable in my own skin.  Now I hate everything and everyone.  I dont like who I have become and everytime I turn around I realize someone wasnt worth the time I spent...
    mmtp72 mmtp72 36-40 Jul 27, 2008

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    I'm hearing voices again.

    They're calling my name this time. I've been sleeping with a blade and use it to gain sleep. I feel suffocated. I miss what little friends I have. I just want to talk to someone to get my mind off things. To feel human. I don't want to talk about what's bothering me. No. That...
    burrowbunni burrowbunni 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Falling Apart, and I Can't Stop.

    I should be happy. I am a tall, attractive 16-year-old girl in the prime of life with a great boyfriend and a great group of friends. I managed to get into all the advanced classes I wanted, I'm pulling A's and B's, I'll probably be accepted to U of M for medical...
    FlittingShadow FlittingShadow 16-18, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2007

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    Last Few Days

    my girlfriend and i had been together for a year and a half up until the other day...on my b-day no less....she never gave me any warning that she was unhappy with me then out of the blue she has a guy ib her hous and is telling me she hates me and she never loved me, i take this...
    highbornvirtue highbornvirtue 18-21 2 Responses Oct 6, 2008

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    Out of Control

    I feel as if I am spiraling out of control. I want so bad to be able to live a normal life. I am married, and my husband tries to be understanding, but it is difficult for him to know what to do. My brother died last year of pneumonia, and I am constantly worried about my...
    GOLDENBUNY GOLDENBUNY 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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    Not Really 'on The Verge'.

    I'm at the beginning of one. I've had quite a few before, being a person that's not hard to stress out, and I can feel it. I'm sleeping excessively, I'm hyperventilating with no warning at various points in my day, my blood pressure and heart rate is through the roof, I'm barely...
    JigsawLo JigsawLo 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2009

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    My Best Friend Needs Help

    hello, i need some help. my best friend is on the verge of a nervous or mental breakdown. shes 16. shes distancing herslef from everyone and freaking out on anyone who tries to help her or talk to her. me and my friends are worried. someone please if you have any advice for me on...
    helpmepleaseox helpmepleaseox 16-17 1 Response Apr 17, 2008

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    Don't Know What To Do

    15 minutes ago I called an ambulance for my mother, who had passed out on the way to her bedroom. She was having difficulty breathing and could not stand back up. She has been seeing a doctor for a few months but there is still no diagnosis. I am absolutely freaking out. I don't...
    FallaciesAppease FallaciesAppease 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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    As If Once Wasn't Enough.

    I had a nervous breakdown a year and half  back when my boyfriend of two years walked out on me for another girl. He had built the depression up in me by months of abusive treatment and the last lash came with him leaving me and also my grandad having a sudden cardiac arrest and...
    unicorncurvy unicorncurvy 22-25, F Jun 7, 2011

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    I Am On The Verge Of Having A Nervous Breakdown.....

    The last 5 years of my life has taken such a downward curve. I lost my job in Charleston of 12 years with I loved. Had to sell my very first and only beautiful home that I ever had or lived in. Had to move 2 hours away from my friends, or I thought they were... I never see them...
    kjoy82 kjoy82 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    Downhill...

    i can feel myself falling... I know i need to eat and i cant. i just cant i want to cut so bad i can feel it, every movement is becoming harder and harder. the pressure in my chest is building. ive been holding it together recently. too much. i havent spoken to anyone about...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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    Need Feedback

    i am a single mother of 3 girls..4 and under...i recently developed a bad case of anxiety attacks...i feel like i am dying everyday for the past month...i never get a break because the father doesnt want to take his visitations...my patients is running out and at times i feel...
    thepearl thepearl 26-30 1 Response Dec 10, 2008

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    They say just let it be,

    but life doesn't work that way. Life can be what we want it to, it it that versatile, but one way or another it is fickle and it likes to play tricks on me. It can't let things be. It takes me to places I never wanted to visit again, they are now different places, even better...
    IcyDragon IcyDragon 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Nervous Breakdown

    Nervous breakdown,I'm on the verge,The way life's goin',Too many downers,For a change,I need a lift,good run,How about it?A good year!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    Think this is the first time In a while since I last had a mental breakdown and that was the age of 9/10. I've been crying most of today. I've let so many people down, I thought I...
    venetiaroses venetiaroses 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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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...
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    I always keep how I am feeling inside even if I just am about to burst I keep it in. Then when I am alone I just breakdown.... This works for me because i hate people seeing a...
    lovingmeyousee lovingmeyousee 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I get nervous all the times and every little thing can make me be so nervous to the point my mind will be blank and I will suddenly forget anything I have in my head. It's really...
    AkaruiEcho AkaruiEcho 18-21 2 Responses Mar 28

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    basicly i suffer from sevete anxiety something i dont tell anyone not even boys im dating. Because im such ashaed of it and dont want to come off as weak. I get extremley nervous...
    pinkglitteress pinkglitteress 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    So, I love playing set. One of the great joys in life. I have played set in one concert and it was a disaster. I didn't mess up I was given a terrible drum set with no snare. I...
    ben13579 ben13579 13-15, M Mar 20

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    it's just a party, my friend invited me to her boyfriend's party and I can feel my face burning and I'm so nervous. I know the people who are going but I don't know them personally...
    toxiiclullaby toxiiclullaby 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I was nervous until I embraced his love and realized that I now get to focus all my love into him. My 'ball and chain' will free me. This didn't happen until we renewed our...
    random2awkward random2awkward 26-30 Mar 21

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    I just spoke with a friend I haven't seen in over 4 years. We've known each other since we were 5 and 7. We met at my family's traditional family christmas, she lived next door to...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Today is the first of three concerts in the month of April which i play drum set for. I haven't played the set in a concert since the 7 th or 8 th grade( I forgot which one...
    ben13579 ben13579 13-15, M Apr 8

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    On Saturday I am taking my 1st ACT. I am so nervous. Does anyone have any advice? Good advice.
    Pixadelia Pixadelia 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    In about 1hr 30m ill be sitting next two people at a radio booth watching how they do there stuff to get some work experience. It's what I wanna do but I'm still nervous Any tips...
    michaelnutty25 michaelnutty25 16-17, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Dayyum, I hate this time of the term. All these project submissions and their presentations are driving me crazy.
    xron11 xron11 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    No idea why!! And then my heart keeps pumping and people next to me hear it. And then later I get a headache
    levanlee levanlee 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Ready to give it all up. Ready to just throw my hands up and say screw it. So tired of being treated like I'm a worthless fool. So fed up.
    LostInloveConfused LostInloveConfused 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I can't listen to what anyone has to say. I either want to punch them or walk away. No matter if it is family or a complete stranger. I just have so much hatred for people. I don't...
    emilydadockery emilydadockery 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Hi I am a Canadian boy that moved to Nebraska. I was pretty normal boy but in 7th grade I acted so crazy and I tried to stop and trying to stop still made me act crazy. I think it...
    nmhusker11 nmhusker11 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I want out of this relationship
    kjohn595 kjohn595 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    In my life I have lived around people, my parents. I'm ashamed to say I never left their side all my life up until the time they died. I have never been out on my own. My mother...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M Mar 31

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    I made a decision that could either make things a lot better or a lot worse. I wonder if I should stay alive to see the outcome.
    tori1717 tori1717 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I have never had this much anxiety. For some reason I just want to cry and sleep. I've never been on medication or have seen a therapist. I don't know how to cope. I think I know...
    greenpeesoup greenpeesoup 26-30, F Apr 5

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    Too old to have a kid? Too selfish to have a kid? Too broke to have. Kid?
    cubfan70 cubfan70 41-45, M Apr 5

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    I can't figure out my talent I jump from one hobby to another. I trick myself into thinking this is for me and then I end up finding something different and loading interest. Uh!!
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F Apr 5

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    a friend of mine committed suicide 3 days ago. I don't know how to cope as this is my first time losing somebody to death, especially in that content. Any advice?
    cautionlost cautionlost 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am lonely, depressed and looking for hope. 10 years ago I was young, thin, beautiful, successful and strong. 9 years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. Now I am 250lbs...
    anm52309 anm52309 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    ......god help me,cant do this anymore......going insane......
    efox7 efox7 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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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...
    sarah390 sarah390 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I swear I can't take it anymore! I can't take going into school and walking through the halls while getting strange looks from people. If I look down they say I look depressed but...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 1 Response Apr 10

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    These past few years have been awful. It is one thing after another, and I'm constantly in this self pity ditch that I don't recognise myself anymore. After a sexual assault, I...
    rayburdon rayburdon 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The important interview will be held on Friday. I have two days to prepare for the questions. Please give me the offer. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
    fitwealth fitwealth 22-25, F Mar 18

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    It quite often happens recently. Having a meeting, having to talk with somebody, having to catch something... I could feel I flushed when I had to talk... I tried to do some...
    Mei2012 Mei2012 31-35, F