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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 102 People

    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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    The breakdowns range from feeling helpless and sniffling to uncontrollable shaking and violent sobs. Yesterday was the worst one I've ever had. I cried for two hours. I punched my...
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    I did this when I was 18. It is a decision I will never regret. I did a lot of soul searching. Don't think that you can just up and run away from your problems as you get older in...
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    Hey people! :D I wont be coming to this site for sometime. There is something that I need to do in real life. So I am going away and I wont get enough time for this there. I...
    rabinafrost rabinafrost 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    "He Won't Go" Some say I'll be better without you But they don't know you like I do Or at least the sides I thought I knew I can't beg this time It drags on as I lose my mind...
    LanaKane LanaKane 31-35, F Mar 12

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    I have been off for a while... My life got really busy..but I realized that i missed you all <3 so I am back.
    GraceIsAlone GraceIsAlone 18-21, F Mar 19

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    And causing problems on purpose.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    How sad that exists in america.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    I love my family, and don't want to leave them behind but...sometimes I just want to drop everything and disappear. Change my name and start a whole new life as a new person. More...
    Catherdra Catherdra 22-25, F Mar 23

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    I no longer have anxiety attacks. Before i had constant anxiety / panic attacks. So maybe this post can be an encouragement to you. I always had fear regarding my brain and...
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    Ever felt like quitting but you can't? I was living in a tropical country for 21 years. After schooling, I moved in a muslim country alone for work. Every single time I have this...
    janecs janecs 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you read my last experience, you know that on Friday I had a breakdown and actually had a conversation with one of the voices. Usually I ignore them, because most of them don't...
    CyanideSpider CyanideSpider 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I was diagnosed with ADHD schizophrenia bipolar disorder when I was 18 I had never even been to a doctor.. I was taken in a ambulance at the age of 18 for doing something ive...
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    I was diagnosed with PTSD last year after a nervous breakdown. I was abused as a child it really messed me up but some reason something happened to me last year and i reached a...
    notmymothersdaughter notmymothersdaughter 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    i need to stop wearing short skirts. at the bus after getting groceries for snacks i was holding on the bar to keep me from falling (the bus was full as hell) and this man behind...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I hate how one day I am ready to face challenges, I am fully optimistic, proud of what I do and ready to present myself. I am eager to know new people and new places. But the next...
    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 5

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    I spend four years of my life with the mental health services in the uk and I could have even given more years but I decided to engage myself from the services after they...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Part three Necrophilia I eventually realised that I was just a delusional idiot who waisted their time ,money and passion on men who did not think of me more than a piece of trash...
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    I hate my sister. I'm not usually the type of person to truly hate someone or something. I usually try to find the bright side to a problem, but I suppose that's for the internet...
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    Part three Necrophilia I eventually realised that I was just a delusional idiot who waisted their time ,money and passion on men who did not think of me more than a piece of trash...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F Mar 23

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    Part three Necrophilia I eventually realised that I was just a delusional idiot who waisted their time ,money and passion on men who did not think of me more than a piece of trash...
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    Part three Necrophilia I eventually realised that I was just a delusional idiot who waisted their time ,money and passion on men who did not think of me more than a piece of trash...
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    I want to rejoin the dating game... well, no... that's not exactly true. I actually really just want to have someone that I can grow to love and will do the same for me. I want...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Mar 15

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    That I do. I never let others I to my core but I had a sudden realization. I felt it needed to be said so I can organize it in my head. some background info on me. my childhood was...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Iam 16 years old and I have been going out with my girlfriend for 10 months and I completely fell in love with her she means everything to me and I know I mean the world to her too...
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    I have memory loss, no appetite, no motivation, and either can't sleep at all or only want to sleep. I realize now that when I think of the past, I tend to romanticize and feel as...
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    I have Trigeminal Neuralgia. Also known as "the suicide disease" because before effective treatments were available, people would take their own lives because of the agonizing...
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    When most people hear the words "eating disorder", they imagine a white middle-class teenage girl. And they think the girl chooses to restrict, binge, or purge her eating because...
    Musicwillsaveyoursoul Musicwillsaveyoursoul 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I want to say this as just a lot of people don't know me for real. I am a hell sensitive that when see someone more than once ignore me while talking or even keep me hanged there...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 36-40, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    All through your life you will be experienced with things that are terrible, horrible, and things that won't go away. But I have learned as the days go on, that 1) things could be...
    Rhonarr Rhonarr 13-15 Mar 12

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    I truly thought they were gone.. But here they are again. My dear old friends. I told them they would come back. Can never stay away for too long... Oh no.. That'd be a tragedy..
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    It's my time to be a bit narcissistic. I've been away for a bit more than a week. Only looking in very shortly here and there but not following the arguings around EP. It gave me...
    TheOneYouDontWantToKnow TheOneYouDontWantToKnow 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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