Nervous breakdown

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historicallass

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I know this is a catch-all term, but again I am really struggling.
My GP thinks I am mid-breakdown, and I am really struggling.

I have therapy, I am very medicated for depression and anxiety. I have had 2 failed returns to work, I amstruggling to function on any level.

I can't concentrate, I can't sleep, I sleep too much, I am slovenly, I am hyper, I can't face food, I binge. I usually hate myself. I self harm, I plot my suicide.



I need someone to tell me there is hope. I cannot carry on like this, all my relationships are suffereing, especailly with my partner.
 
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I have been in a very similer position and can identify with all the above statements.... it can get better and I hope your been directed to the right support., You certinaly find some on here .. take care xx
 
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It can get better. I had similar feelings recently but through medication and seeing a psychologist again, I am starting to move forward very slowly.

I hope you get the support you need.
 
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Hi & :welcome:

I've been there too unfortunately. It's a slow process but with the right combination of meds and/or therapy you can start taking the small steps to the end of what I'm sure seems like a long, dark tunnel.

:flowers:
 
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jamesdean

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Hi for me the nervous breakdown was the acute stage thats kind of shaped the last twnety years, It was avery slow process n I didnt think I would ever come out of it, I used to lye on my nans sofa most of the afternoons when coming back from the day hospital it was a hot summer in 1990. It kinda took me twenty years to hit it because I didnt know how to talk about my depression.
It sounds like everyones in a agreement that you do come out of a nervous breakdown though everyones journey is then very different, I hope that gives you some postive thoughts and that you recover from your breakdown take care JD
 
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Dollit

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Take time. Getting better isn't a race and since you're the only one in it a race would be pretty pointless. Set your self a small task and when you've done it, no matter how long it takes set another one. Be good to yourself and don't beat yourself up about it. If you had a broken leg you'd give yourself time to heal so give yourself time to heal.
 
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Nervous Breakdown?

Good point, Dollitt! I have always seen mental illness just as any bodily illness that takes time, effort, and medication to get through. You don't usually expect a cut or a bruise to heal overnight. Why should you do that with a mental illness? Since it's the mind, however, working on the mind, it usually takes another person to help out. Sometimes that's doctors, sometimes that's a friend, or a book, or a religious faith. Time, I've found, heals much---if for no other reason than that things inevitably change in life. What hurts today may be found to be a blessing tomorrow, as well as vice versa. If certain images on TV or the movies, etc., are bothering you, don't watch them! Create your own environment---and we can all do this to some extent. Create your own REAL world, not some sham fantasy. Change is ubiquitious! Allow things to heal!
 
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