How to change your mind about mental health: ‘I’m going to lose my mind’

With her head spinning and her mind reeling, Courtney Boudreau was ready to give up.

She knew it was the right thing to do.

But the decision was made too late.

Her husband, Josh, had an unexpected side effect, which he was now forced to confront: His wife’s thoughts were out of control.

He would have to face them.

But how to handle them?

‘I’ll lose my head’ As the day wore on, Courtney’s moods and thoughts were changing and her moods were becoming more and more erratic.

In the process, Josh would find himself caught up in a spiral of emotional turmoil. 

“I don’t know what to do with this,” he would cry out.

“I’m so confused, I can’t figure out what to say.”

Courtney would go from calm and collected to full on rage.

She would break into fits of yelling.

She could barely sit still, let alone speak.

Josh would get into fights with other people, as well as his wife, and she would become increasingly irritable and confrontational. 

Eventually, Josh felt like Courtney was going to kill him. 

He was in a place where he felt powerless and that he was in danger.

He needed to get away from Courtney. 

But before he could, Josh was forced to face her mind.

“It was the worst thing that’s ever happened to me in my life,” he says. 

What happened is a common experience in mental health. 

The most common cause of depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder is the loss of the sense of self, or the loss or disruption of a sense of being who you really are.

The loss of your sense of control over your life, including how you feel and how you behave, is a major trigger of mental health problems, such as depression. 

And in some cases, these feelings can be so strong that people can experience hallucinations, delusions, and psychosis. 

In a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, psychologist Susan Korsgaard and colleagues studied a sample of over 100,000 people who had a history of depression and anxiety. 

Korsgaard looked at the mental health histories of people with depression and schizophrenia, as those diagnoses are not routinely reported in the US. 

She found that the symptoms of depression were present in nearly one in three of the participants. 

Those who had an obsessive compulsivity disorder, such a history and symptoms of which included thinking about suicide, or an obsessive-compulsive disorder of an interpersonal nature, were much more likely to experience depression than the rest of the population. 

So what’s the bottom line? 

There are some obvious risks to living with mental health issues, but they can be managed and managed well. 

If you are experiencing mental health difficulties and you think you are at risk, talk to your GP about what’s happening and what you need to do to address it. 

You can also seek help from an appropriate mental health professional if you feel you are struggling with your mental health, or if you have other mental health challenges. 

It is important to note that, while you might not be experiencing a mental health crisis at this stage, the symptoms could change very quickly and it’s important to keep in mind that your symptoms could also worsen if you are unable to cope with them. 

Read more: How to manage your anxiety and depression in the UK