Hi everyone. My name is Marty and I suffered a mental breakdown in December 2012. I was experiencing severe anxiety. I admitted myself to the emergency room twice in a 3 day period during this time, and was unable to eat, sleep, or do much of anything other than pace around my house shaking and sobbing violently. I dropped 20 lbs in a month. Thankfully I sought help. I have a great therapist and psychiatrist who have helped me work out a lot of my issues, although there's still a long way to go. I'm on 2 antidepressants (Lexapro and Remeron) along with Klonopin to take the edge off.
I still deal with a lot of issues, though. My self esteem isn't very good and I haven't been performing well at work (I think a book title explains it best: "smart but scattered") lately, so I was put on a performance improvement plan. Obviously this was very stressful because I was worried about losing my job and everything that would go along with that. I've always been a worrier but since 2012 its been far worse, and I tend to do a lot of catastrophising, worrying about the past and the future.
Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
It's nice meeting you all.