What Mental Health Breakdown Starts to Look Like in Its Victims

Mental Health breakdown is very devastating for the sufferers and their families, but we can put a check on it if we know what to watch out for in the victims. Mental illness is now a global spread; young adults in their early and late twenties are the most vulnerable. Luckily, it does not happen without leaving a footprint over an extended period. If people pay detailed attention to its warning signs, it always leaves itself with a clue before its devastating damage. Early detection of symptoms helps curb the disease’s disastrous impact on its victims. There are many convincing testimonies of those who have survived the scary scars of mental illness. Nobody needs to suffer in silence or be ashamed to seek help when required. Brene Brown says, “Shame cannot survive being spoken because shame requires you to believe you are alone in order for it to maintain its power.” Many stressors can lead to mental health breakdown and can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Death of a loved one
  • Underlying mental health conditions
  • Unsafe work environment
  • Medical trauma and rapidly changing circumstances
  • Financial stress
  • Breakup or divorce
  • Burnout
  • Family-related stress
  • Lack of emotional support

Symptoms of a mental breakdown can include one or a combination of the following:

  • The trouble with healthy sleep, eating, and hygiene patterns
  • Calling in sick to work for days at a time
  • Avoiding social engagements and missing appointments
  • Inability to form or maintain a positive outlook
  • Harmful, intrusive thoughts of self-harm or suicide
  • Physical ailments including insomnia, exhaustion, muscle pain, and stomach problems.
  • Feelings of isolation, disconnection, being overwhelmed or out of control, paranoia, fear, etc.
  • Fluctuating moods with emotional outbursts
  • Sleeping too much, too little, or having nightmares.

The list is endless; it goes on and on. The most crucial step you can take is to quickly seek medical help when you notice the negative impact of any or a combination of these symptoms in a victim’s life.

At the School of Transformational Leadership, we prioritize your mental wellness because we believe that every social transformation begins with the sound mental health of everyone involved in it. Our organization prides itself on community and neighborhood transformation, and we think that you don’t have to experience total burnout to bring a change to your neighborhood. To prevent that, we are here to help you stay on top of your game by participating in our Executive Wellness Leadership program or our On-site Wellness Leadership Day Program, which is a coaching program designed to help those struggling with depression, hopelessness, and meaninglessness of life in a unique transformative environment through faith-based approach intended to address the whole person – emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Contact us, and an enrollment team member will walk you through the specific program that will suit your needs.

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Olusegun Osineye
Author: Olusegun Osineye

Olusegun Osineye earned his Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Transformational Leadership from Boston University. He's passionate about creatively adding value to the black race by utilizing life's simple philosophy for their flourishing.

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