I've had another nervous breakdown

I am a senior at a Catholic high school. In my first three years, I have never missed a day of school, but this year, I’ve had to stay home three days because of nervous breakdowns. Today was my third one. I was placed with some lousy teachers this semesters and, I’ve never had a social life until this summer and, even though I like them, they sometimes give me as much stress as they relieve. I am sleep deprived, depressed, and I was crying horribly yesterday because I do not want to live anymore. There seems to be nothing to live for; I am in a hell hole and there is no way out. I’ve been so good the last three years as a straight-A student and I am ashamed of falling apart this semester.

My midterms start this Thursday, but there is a strong chance that I can fail some because I cannot concentrate or study well enough. I am just a wreck and I want to die. I am afraid of my mom finding out that I went home today (she is coming home from vacation soon). People have told me that she is emotionally abusive from my descriptions and I am scared of what she is going to say. Pray that I study hard and do well on my midterms and that I do not do anything stupid. Thanks.

Praying hard for you. Please persevere.

I’ll make a note to remember you at a Holy Hour later this week, with some prayers said in the meantime. :slight_smile:

I’m praying for you too. Please hang in there! I would not want to go back to being a teenager in school again, but I can tell you (having been there myself many years ago), things will very likely improve if you keep trying. God bless you and your family too.

In Australia, we have what is called a Gap Year, this is where students,young people take a year off from education, and either go swimming,or take a job somewhere,
Then after a year off , they feel much better about themselves, 2. Of my 3. Sons took a gap year, and they turned out fine,
You need a break, is there any chance you could research this where your living ?
Education is extremely important ,but is it worth the emotional cost ?

Keep the faith.

Most holyApostleSt. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered the beloved Master into the hands of His enemies has caused you to be forgotten by many, but the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases, of things despaired of. Pray for me who am so miserable; make use, I implore you, of this particularprivilegeaccorded to you, to bring visible and speedy help, where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need, that I may receive the consolations and succor ofHeavenin all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly redbetta, and that I may blessGodwith you and all theelectforever.*

I promise you, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, and Iwill never cease to honor you as my special and powerful patron and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to you. Amen.

Sorry it’s been SO hard! :frowning:

:hug1:

Are you seeing a counselor, and had you tried any medication for the depression?

It’s also important to get the sleep issue under control as soon as possible, because depression causes insomnia. Insomnia causes depression. It’s a vicious cycle, so that’s another place to start. My :twocents: for whatever it’s worth.

Good luck! :thumbsup:

I agree with this.

Hang in there honey, you may have some anxiety issues. Maybe you could see your doctor? You don’t have to see a specialist, your primary care is fine. They can give you medications. That will not only help with what seems like depression, but some type of anxiety. It will also help with your school work and testing. Hugs to you!

Yes, please make sure you do see or keep seeing a school counselor for starters and a medical doctor if you have not already. Depression can be treatable and I am so sorry your concentration is so poor you can’t even study and don’t feel at all well.

This is a tough time of year to struggle with such issues as school and nervous breakdowns. Please take care of yourself and I will keep you in my prayers.

Mary.

My heart goes out to you redbetta. I pray that your mind would clear and and that you would have emotional healing. I pray that you would find the right doctor/counselor to get your life back on track. :signofcross:

I offer this prayer for you because depression and anxiety are battles that I face and it has comforted me. :heart:

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

I only know one guy who took a gap year here. He told me it was a bad decision and it took him forever to catch up once he went back to school.

Gracious and merciful Father, please come to their assistance.

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed are thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen.

The lack of sleep is from doing homework and from occasionally finding myself in a fix with friends. I have seen plenty of psychologists and psychiatrists in my childhood, but they never did anything. Frankly, I hate therapists. I stopped going in high school and I focused solely on work. All the work never bothered me until senior year. And, I used to be fine in my own company, but, I’ve met some people online and now I am super needy on them.

For the record, my school counselor is not very helpful and I hate psychologists. The best thing for me is the have a friend in real life, but the only people have been able to click with are ones that I have met through CAF. But, they all live in other states, so I am still alone. A friend is all I need. A good friend is worth a thousand lousy professionals.

:gopray:

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now ever shall be world without end
Amen.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer me. Amen

:signofcross:

I have been trying to study and do homework all day, but, I cannot concentrate. I have just been pacing around the house unable to sleep. I have a feeling that this will not end well for me. Keep praying for me and another friend who is a habitual worrier and he thinks he might have depression. We are both in a bad place right now.

You want to talk about it ?

Sorry if I miss it,but are you a guy ?

I pray God to give you all strengths of the world in order to achieve all the endeavors of your life.:highprayer:

No, I’m a girl. I should have said that I only know one person who took a gap year.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.