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I Am On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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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 had a panic attack on the way to work the other day. I haven't had one in ages, years perhaps. I could feel my chest getting tighter as I walked from the bus stop. It kind of took me by surprise. Little things have been happening all week. This afternoon's events the...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    How do we know??? Can we tell

    or are we just fearful???
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jun 21

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns 18-21 Apr 14

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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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    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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    Help Me

    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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    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 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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    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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    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 getting flipping upset with all the double

    standards humanity has. I've had a very upsetting, anxiety causing, I hate people, day and you know what? I could've avoided it had I done what I wanted to do instead of BEING FLIPPING NICE to my family and listening to what they wanted and thus causing the events that occurred...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F Jun 21

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I stayed up all night trying to get over her. I drove to work & briefly contemplated driving into a tree. I obviously didn't. Then I saw her ******* car in the lot where we work. I...
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    Those nights when you can't tell what's real and what's not, when you want to curl up in a ball and not be here anymore, when you just want to start over, when you over-think, when...
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 1 Response 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...
    letshavefunnn letshavefunnn 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    i got so nervous when i was asking Megan to be my girlfriend that i had to ask her if i can start over. whoops.
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I get super nervous when meeting new people, yet I can be so talkative to people I've known for years. I just need to warm up to people :)
    Loovvee Loovvee 22-25, F Jul 27

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    Seriously, how can I help it that I'm scared and nervous all the time? I wish he would understand what my mind is like, and see that he makes it so much worse...
    mandyownstimmy mandyownstimmy 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    tomorrow, i will go to S. Tomé e Principe to do volunteer with children and also adults for 1 month. I dont know how people will receive me and how they will react to our...
    monicafixe monicafixe 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I have a date tomorrow with the most gorgeous white/Asian firefighter. I'm really nervous considering how open and honest he is with me. It's easier to respond to someone when you...
    PixieStixs PixieStixs 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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    Well, Aug 16th I'll officially be moved into my dorm with my new roomie i'm so nervous. I really hope I can stick to it. I've been known to get going when things get tough..my dad...
    ksites ksites 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Tomorrow is open house for my high school, where I get to meet all the new teachers I'll have for 10th grade. I'm nervous. I've never been the most social of persons and I'm afraid...
    FluffyStuff FluffyStuff 18-21, F Aug 7

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    I couldn't talk to my class or be in a Christmas concert. I'd be very nervous & flush with embarrassment. Even when I haven't seen someone for a long time or try to talk to someone...
    baraccio baraccio 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    So I'm starting my first year of highschool soon >.< I'm like really anxious and terrified and worried. I don't have many friends, I usually just stay to myself and Im just...
    Tayway22 Tayway22 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    I feel the most nervous while driving.. I literally sweat like a pig..jeez it seems like a chore every time I have to sit behind the wheel.
    flyyhigh21 flyyhigh21 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I count when I get nervous and I can't help it.
    killingallparamedics killingallparamedics 16-17, F Aug 15

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    Omg i get my gcse results tomorow, wait not even that long, it's 2 in the morning and i can't sleep because I'm so nervous 😰 i have like 8 hours until i get my results ahhhhhh...
    Prettygirl345 Prettygirl345 22-25 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Going home to end things with my girlfriend. I'm a nervous wreck!
    Ag0405 Ag0405 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm going to the doctor today for testing, they're giving me a pill to relax before the very long procedure starts because I'm such an uptight nervous wreck ): needless to say, I'm...
    AmeliaRose1 AmeliaRose1 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I lost both of my best friends. They were both so important to me. The key in battling my depression. Now things are worse. And I don't know what I'm going to do.
    JustBeingMe572 JustBeingMe572 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I don't know how I feel. I think I feel better, but I'm starting to act in a way I haven't before. My self control is slipping....
    KimTin33 KimTin33 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    Maybe. Had heart attacks in 05. While taking seroquel. In 07 accents appeared. Plus panic. And anxiety. And irrational phobias. Then last year childish text...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 5

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    Why do people feel the need to hate on me? You don't even know half the things I've been through so why all the hate?
    Jodiii14 Jodiii14 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    I can't take this anymore. So sick and tired of the lies and the control and manipulation. I love my kids very much but I don't know what else to do.
    Ressalg Ressalg 41-45, M 4 days ago

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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 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's been a really sh*tty day. The worst.
    justapalebluedot justapalebluedot 26-30, F Jul 31

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    Having really bad urges to drink again. Maybe I am an alcoholic after all...wait nah that would be stupid, I'm just a tad bit of a problem drinker...though I've been losing my mind...
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    You are so lucky that you have actually been able to obtain sobriety, that is something that seems so impossible to me. You should be so proud of yourself, you have done something...
    katemama3 katemama3 26-30, F Aug 12

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    A break down is a build up.
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Aug 15

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