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I Am Stepping Away For a Moment to Have a Nervous Breakdown

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    Anyone Else Find Hiding In The Bathroom The Best Way To Accomplish This?

    It's been a while, but my nervous breakdowns seem to all have taken place in bathrooms because hey, where else are you going to get any privacy? And no one likes being watched during a nervous breakdown. No wonder I don't like public bathrooms...
    lipglossshinyshoes lipglossshinyshoes 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2011

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    Broken With Insanity

    After years of therapy, time and time of again I find myself right back where I started. I thought to myself: "hey, if I just keep telling myself it will get better, keep my head up and move forward, forget about the past because I can't change what happened, don't let what...
    MadamSinwell MadamSinwell 18-21, F Apr 17, 2013

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    SO Tru!

    I plan on having a nervous breakdown. It will be fantastic marvelous of epic proportions my neighbors will move away from all the screaming and hysterical crying that will come from my house. I will spend much time in my closet rocking back and forth in the fetal...
    yojez yojez 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 26, 2009

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    Im Falling

    im falling and falling and falling. i have been for years. no one will save me, no one can save me. ive never felt so alone before. i have nervouse break downs every other day. i cry all the time. and all i want is for someone to rescue me. someone to make me feel better. someone...
    hopelesspoet hopelesspoet 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    Make That Stepping Back

    Just now been there and did do that,..I'm like Cotter tho . Welcome back, inside yourself eh?
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    Seven Steps

    You find out something. Because you asked. Curiosity killed the cat. And I hate cats. Just Softkitti is special. And it shakes your whole equilibrium.  Kinda like you're eager to come home to some peace and quiet after a chaotic day at work... but you get there and your son has...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 9 Responses Jul 3, 2011

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    3rd year of college, working on another

    associate's degree. 4.0 GPA. Many colleauges, fewer friends. I've been dealing with college stress easily for 2 1/2 years easily, yet today I broke. Our neighbors (almost family) back home called me today out of the blue, I was in the college's Subway getting a Subway Melt...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 30

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    Been There

    done that.Now I am waiting until I have some spare time, so I can have another one.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 13, 2012

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    Mental Breakdown Day

    Sometimes it's the best thing to do. Nothing wrong with stepping aside and letting it all come crashing down around you. Either crying into a tub of icecream while watching a sad movie, or going outdoors to scream at the top of your lungs. It can all be very helpful. I've cried...
    MissSunfire MissSunfire 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I am in my sophomore year at community college. I just got accepted to a four year school. I am so scared and nervous about leaving home. I don't know if I can do it.
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F Sep 1

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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

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    When I feel like this I take vitamin B - 3 heaping tablespoons of brewers yeast in a big glass of water. I like brewers yeast because it is a natural source of vitamin B, which...
    OneGiraffe OneGiraffe 41-45, F Sep 2

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    Yep. Pretty much. I feel like I'm going to be lame forever not knowing what I want to do with my life and also be alone forever. I sound pathetic and I don't care lol
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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    There's nothing i'd love to do more than turning a new page in my life. I am so fed up living with my parents. But i can't run away yet.... not just yet. I hate diving blindfolded...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    Don't worry. I'm pretty sure EVERYBODY'S been there at least one time in their life. So. Stick in there! It'll be all over soon. - Alex033
    Alex033 Alex033 18-21, M Sep 2

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    I think they call them 'major depressive episodes' now
    erieclover erieclover 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    Anyone from BC Canada want to runaway? Message me 14-17 :)
    ScreamingAtTheStars188 ScreamingAtTheStars188 13-15, F Sep 10

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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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    Not severely. I know people who have it worse than me. But I have a constant nervous / uneasy feeling. Sometimes it's dull, sometimes it gets heightened in different situations...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    Th3DayDreamer Th3DayDreamer 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I have had my "moments" have you ?
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    It's easier to push them away than be pushed away by them Recently I've changed and been given the chance to push you away on more than one occasion but I won't do it. I'm...
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    Today was probably one of the hardest days of my life. I had to give my 10 month old weenie away & it broke my heart into pieces. I loved him like a mother would love their child...
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    Well i told my mom about everything and she sent me away. So i got out and ran away for 4 mouths then they found me
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    I want to run away I don't want to live with someone who's don't understand me and alway think that I'm worthless. My life is suck I'm don't even have (real) friend, I don't have...
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    This is the best fitting sentence to describe this part of me. For years already I am coping with social problems. Only recently I realized my parents had started noticing that...
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    It was a cycle of me letting this heart shader to pieces Loved when my love was supposed to be taken away and should have been selfish Instead I loved when no one gave no love back...
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    My name is Karly and I am 25 years old. My family of 6 has a history of Depression, Anxiety, ADD/ADHD and sleeping disorders. My father, sister and I suffer from all the above...
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