Have you known someone that has had a nervous breakdown?

@hdjohnson (2981)
United States
October 20, 2008 2:15pm CST
I personally haven't known anyone other than myself, it was when in my first couple years of marriage and I didn't know what I was doing. I didn't know how to lead or communicate with my spouse and to top all of that I was working two jobs (1 full-time and 1 part-time). I felt I wasn't doing enough, and didn't have any time to myself as a result, and was a walking volcano ready to explode on others that pushed me to the edge. Boy was it a dangerous time in my life. But I got the help of some real mature men and women of God that provided some real sound counsel and wisdom. (There is safety in a multitude of Godly counse!) So, I was able to add more balance in my life, become the leader that I am today, and stopped working those two jobs! (Thank-fully) ~ My life is not as complex as it used to be, I learn how to be grateful for what I have now, which is a loving family, and the other material things will come in due time. Nervous breakdown? Know of anyone or care to share a similiar experience? Thank you in advance for responding. Please note, I may or may not send you a response in return.
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@misshoney (973)
• Philippines
21 Oct 08
hello. wow it's good that you were able to find the help that you truly need before things in your life gets uncontrollable. in my case, i don't think i have personally encountered someone who is about to have a nervous breakdown. anyway i also have a full time job, sometimes also take a part time and about to get married next year. this early, i sometimes feel the pressure of the new life i am about to enter and sometimes worry if i will be a good wife and mother in the future. i hope i will not experience having a nervous breakdpown.
21 Oct 08
yeah i have had one my father had one we men do have emotional problems u know were not completely unfeeling
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@KrauseHome (36750)
• United States
16 Mar 10
I have known a couple including myself, and thru it all and experience I have become a better person now I feel because of it. Thru learning how to move on, talk out what is bothering me, Pray about things, and just learning to live life. Most people who have one feel they have no where to turn, and no one cares, when in reality it is really up to us to become who we want to become tomorrow, and even if no one else cares there is a God in heaven who does and is waiting there to help us.
@cream97 (29164)
• United States
24 Feb 10
Hi, hdjohnson. My mother-in-law told me that she had one. I have never seen her have one. I wonder what it is like. I have asked her what was it like for her. I have also heard of many people speaking about this condition. But it has never affected me. I am so glad that you got some help in dealing with this. You are a brave man and strong at that. You came a long way. And may God continue to bless you the rest of the way!
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
21 Oct 08
I have had times in my life such as you described and was probably close to a nervous breakdown as you were, but I also changed things for the better.. Life is never easy, especially if you do take your responsibilities seriously.. Life can be downright hard but we have to pick ourselves up and go at it again.. You can do this by trusting in God and starting each day knowing that you have His promise to take care of you for that day.. I don't know of anyone who has had a nervous breakdown, but I do have a friend who has two personalities.. When we met them her husband always called her Diane, we were friends for many years before I heard him calling her Doris.. I confronted him and asked him why he was calling her Doris, when her name was Diane.. He explained that she had two different personalities and at this time she was Doris, so now we have to be careful and see who she is first before we really call her by any name.. She is completely "normal", if there is a normal, except for her name.. Her personality is almost the same but at certain times she is Doris instead of Diane.. So now we have two friends in her instead of one..