A Nervous Breakdown….or is it something more

My mental health issues began about 26 years. I was hospitalised for what was termed back in those days as “a nervous breakdown”. Work stress was my initial trigger. For the first day or two I was unable to speak. That was truly scary. I could hear, see and understand others but my only means of conversing was via writing.

I was basically “off with the fairies” caught in some sort of mental blockage.

It felt like my mind was full. I was unable to take in any more information. My brain felt overloaded. I was totally exhausted, with body aches and pains.

I had what is called a psychosis which I will discuss further another day. Seeing things, hearing things – I had lost the plot completely.

I went incorrectly diagnosed and medicated for 15 years before being finally told I had bipolar and quickly medicated correctly and finally on the road to recovery and knowing what was wrong with me was the battle half won already.

Not before being hospitalised on about 4 occasions during that time. Life was tough.

Published by Melissa Mackay

Bipolar is an important topic for me as I have travelled through the highs and lows of this particular mental illness for just over 25 years now. Follow my journey from the past to present and hopefully some of you out there may gain some inspiration and come to the realisation....that it can be a positive and rewarding experience once you have learnt the tools of the trade...and enable you, or someone special in your life, to have a fruitful and rewarding life.

2 thoughts on “A Nervous Breakdown….or is it something more

  1. I am working on a post right now about my nervous breakdowns. I’ve had 2. And I call them that even though nobody else does. I don’t care! I think it’s scheduled to post tomorrow night


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