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.


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  • No fun. Not sure if I had one but I did have some marital issues that just ground down my self esteme. In the end for a while I just gave up. My wife did whatevefr she wanted and made all the decisions and it was just too hard to keep arguing with her. Just killed me. I felt trapped. Judged. Ineffective. Got very depressed.

    Luckilly some good mates and some physical extercise and just learned to put it to one side.

    So I guess I'm just offering some sympathy and understanding. Can't fix you or your situation. Just let you know I care and I hope you come through it.

    Good luck!

  • I had a breakdown on two ocassions. They are no fun at all. Good luck to you.

  • I've had a nervous breakdown. Took me a long time to recover, but I'm better now.

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