I had a mental breakdown
Not long ago, I had a mental breakdown. I completely broke down in a heap, and was close to suicide.
I've had to be strong for so long, I just couldn't anymore. All the stress of being a single parent: the money worries, worrying about safety, stress, anxiety, tiredness. All of it. It all just caught up to me. Afterwards, the littlest things would bring me to a sad place. I was so depressed and paranoid and just scared and distrustful of everything and everyone. I lost my closest friend because of it. I pulled away and we're no longer in each others lives.
I'm getting back on my feet again, and trying to continue being a good mother to my child, providing etc. I'm trying to take it a day at a time, remaining positive and regaining my strength, but I still feel a little fragile every now and then. I worry how much I'm able to take before something once again tips me over the edge.