mental health


Question by  Becky (20)

What do you need to do after you have had a nervous breakdown?

My mom suffered from a nervous breakdown recently and I am concerned that she will just have another one.


Answer by  kph0329 (637)

What your mother needs is to get into therapy with a good psychologist. She will also need to see a phychiatrist, to see if medication would be beneficial. The most important thing she needs, though, is your support and patience. It takes a long time to recover from a breakdown.


Answer by  thattractorguy (2970)

She needs to have support from you, other family members, and her friends. Try to identify her strengths to decrease her feelings of negativity.


Answer by  jen37 (1135)

Stop. Find what may have triggered the first one, and hopefully that stressor can be alleviated or at least lessened. Help her rediscover old habits or hobbies that she enjoyed, or discover new ones. Also may want to consider finding a support group for her to attend, the social networking aspect of it can be helpful in some instances.

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