While the term “nervous breakdown” is not an actual clinical condition or diagnosis, it is popularly used to describe an inability to function normally and cope with life’s demands. As a result of feeling hopeless, helpless, withdrawn, and/or panicky, those experiencing nervous breakdowns find themselves unable to work and meet other responsibilities (including caring for children and performing domestic tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and shopping). This mental health crisis may be caused by extreme stress related to the death of a loved one, job loss, divorce, or other traumatic life event. Chronic stress may also be a factor. Whatever the cause, it is important to seek assistance that can help effectively turn life around.
Is hopelessness affecting your ability to function? Do you feel like you’re overwhelmed with stress all the time? Let the compassionate counselors at our office help. We can provide a safe space and proven techniques for dealing with your stress and help you find a renewed sense of hope. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call for an appointment. We can also help you if you are dealing with grief, depression, or anxiety. Call one of our offices today or look on our website for our free on-line assessment.
P.S. Anxiety characterized by excessive worry about potentially threatening events that might occur in the future can contribute to a nervous breakdown.