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I Am On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    How do we know??? Can we tell

    or are we just fearful???
    converted converted 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    .

    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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    Hi, I'm having a nervous breakdown at the moment. It all started about 4 months ago when I left my ex partner who was controlling, I had to leave and give up my job and moved...
    stephanie29 stephanie29 26-30, F Jul 1

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    Last night I had a mental breakdown. I didn't want to be here anymore. So I attempted to end my life. Sadly it didn't work. I'm still here. But I'm in pain and I've been sick god...
    kirstyc4321 kirstyc4321 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 18

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    He's coming to see me tomorrow. It's been seven years since I've seen his face. He will spend the week with me. And I'm nervous. Terrified. Excited. We are gonna have a shoot out...
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I get nervous a lot. When I am nervous I feel like I want to pass out. Which is bad. My stomach feels like it's in knots.
    Summernicolezink Summernicolezink 16-17, F Jul 18

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    I want to join a sorority when I go to college but I'm nervous I might get hazed.
    sonny818 sonny818 16-17, F Jul 1

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    I'm getting ready to got to job corps in 8 days, I grew up with a very rassist grandma and she's warning me that there might be black people there. I didn't even think about that...
    bryce7 bryce7 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    the father of my baby said he wanted to talk even though he bailed im nervous I wonder what he wants
    kenz16 kenz16 16-17, F Jul 2

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    I have hoped for this moment for a very long time but now that it is becoming a reality I am getting so nervous. Broke my back getting over comfort eating and lost a lot of...
    IllusiveLittleMe IllusiveLittleMe 26-30, F Jul 9

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    Seeing my girl in a few months >.< Im nervous just thinking about it I mean it's the first time we r meeting and everything >.<
    BloodStainedSoul BloodStainedSoul 13-15, F Jul 14

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    I officially start my new job tomorrow :) Kinda nervous though!
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jul 20

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    Right now there is a family reunion happening at my house (not my family). I don't know anyone and I feel so nervous that it actually makes me cry. I just want to hide away in my...
    kico4 kico4 13-15, F Jul 20

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    I use it to vent, get an outside perspective on life, and pass the time. But I get nervous that my fiance will get upset that I am on a 'social network' that is completely personal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I have my very first paying day at work Tomorrow and I'm really nervous what if I **** up an order... What if I give the change one... What if I accidentally say something to a...
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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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 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    I don't know what to do with my life . My motivation has been taken away from me .
    zebrelle9 zebrelle9 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I realized I like working so much because it distracts my mind. I'm exhausted and my mind still whirls with what I'm trying to avoid, but it helps. I don't know what to do when I'm...
    KimTin33 KimTin33 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I advise that you seek mental health assistance immediately
    support4life support4life 31-35, M Jul 11

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    Tonight was AWFUL!! AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL! I cried! I shocked! I tasted bile in my mouth! I screamed! I yelled! I even said the F word to my own grandmother!!! I was apart of a moms...
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I know harsh realities are better than sugar coating but everytime a certain someone gives me tough love it doesn't feel very "loving" at all and I get very very confused and they...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F Jul 13

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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 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm ready to ******* break the nearest god damn window.
    SaraRose0616 SaraRose0616 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Masters program starts in less than a month and I'm already freaking out! It is going to be so different from undergrad and I can't fail now. I hope this is the beginning of...
    Starkillera Starkillera 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    My husband has away of twisting words and arguments so that it is ALWAYS my fault, no matter the argument. I'm feeling like I'm going crazy!
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 10

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