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Nervous Breakdown

When the Fever Breaks...

Michael Neill | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

A few years ago, I had the experience of sitting up with the daughter of a friend as she went through a real-time nervous breakdown. A nearby psychiat...

We Can't Eat Money: A Journey to Mindfulness

Sunny Wight | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Sunny Wight

We have to ask ourselves, would we hand drugs to our kids? Would we provide them with a chronic dependency that rules their lives? No, we wouldn't. So why do we continue to hand them stressful lives with a shrug of our shoulders, and a blasé acceptance that it's 'just the way it is'?

My Business-Triggered Breakdown and Lessons Learned

Leanne Faulkner | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business
Leanne Faulkner

Despite reminding myself that I was a smart, invincible, solutions-driven entrepreneur I could feel that failure was headed my way. Sales had dropped significantly and profits dried up. I found myself crying every day in the car on the way to work.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

The Most Harrowing Days of My Life

Patient 5150 | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Patient 5150

The reasons why I suffered a nervous breakdown are none of your business. What is the business of anyone who cares about mental health is that the most harrowing days of my life were when I recently tried to get help for a mental illness.

Bernadette Noll: Step Away from the Roller Coaster

Bernadette Noll | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

It's easy to sit in the constant process of connecting, responding, replying and reaching in, because in a way, it makes us feel that if we're not here, things would crumble without us. And who doesn't want to feel that their part in it all is absolutely critical and irreplaceable?

Parenting Perfectionists: From Supermom To Nervous Breakdown

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents

Tameka McFaul went from a severely depressed mother to CEO of her own company, Driven Dream Girls. On a segment for HuffPost Live, she shared with hos...

What Is Your Breakdown Trying to Tell You?

Holly Sidell | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

I am aware now that I need to deal with my real feelings. I have to actually feel the grief, feel the fear. I have to process it all. Which sucks, honestly. It's painful. Who wants to feel pain? But, it's the only way through it.

Breakdown to Breakthrough: What to Do When Life Calls A 'Time Out'

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Our task, as humans, is to re-awaken our selves, and to do it consciously, so that we have access to the resources both within and without to support us in the journey to remain awake. For left to our own devices, human beings tend to take the easy way out.

Jason Russell, Kony 2012: A Viral Breakdown

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

I can only hope that those quick to condemn Jason Russell will withhold their judgment just a little longer and do a bit more digging, at least to a greater depth than 140 characters.

15 Things I Learned From My Nervous Breakdown

Todd Patkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Todd Patkin

As horrific as it was, my mental breakdown at 36 years old was actually also my breakthrough. It was an in-your-face wake-up call that forced me to realize that I was driving myself too hard, and for the wrong reasons.

Guns and Madness

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Erica Jong

My first love was treated with anti-psychotic drugs and later, much later, was able to have a fairly normal life. Fortunately, he did not have a gun -- or I wouldn't be alive today.

What Would You Call It?

Katrina Alcorn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katrina Alcorn

I don't know when I decided to call it a nervous breakdown. Some can't even have this conversation because it would mean looking at things they're trying not to see. I know how they feel because two years ago, I was one of them.

5 Ways To Help A Friend In Crisis

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

It's hard to know how to counsel friends when they are in the midst of a severe crisis. But here are a few things that I've learned along the way.

Susan Boyle Needs Your Friendship and Support

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The emotional fallout of Susan Boyle's unexpected and disappointing defeat on Saturday night was clearly devastating. The front-runner failed to take ...