40 Breakdown Quotes To Cope Up With Stress And Anxiety

Looking for inspirational quotes about breaking down? We have rounded up the best collection of breakdown quotes, sayings, captions, and status messages, (with images and pictures) to help you regain your balance when going through a mental, emotional, or nervous outburst in life.

A mental breakdown or nervous breakdown is a term used to describe a period of overwhelming mental distress or illness that occurs suddenly.

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It is a time when you feel very lonely, isolated, terrified, and feel utterly debilitated. You may feel empty and find your energies depleted. It’s a tough time to move on when you lose all hope and faith.

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But to overcome such a situation you need some encouraging words for a fresh start. Some pep-talk and a positive outlook will help you regain your strength.

If you are dealing with upsetting emotions, anxiety, or depressing thoughts, then it’s important to heal your emotional suffering by reaching out to friends and family and talking your heart out with them.

These deep breakdown quotes will remind you that you are not alone in this battle and will inspire you to be hopeful for the future.

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Top 10 Breakdown Quotes

  1. “Breakdowns create breakthroughs.” ― Richie Norton

  2. “Sometimes the worst place you can be is in your own head.” ― Unknown                                                 

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    breakdown quotes images

  3. “I might look happy, but when no one is around, I breakdown.” ― Unknown

  4. “Crying is how your heart speaks, when your lips can’t explain the pain you feel.” ― Unknown

  5. “People cry, not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong for too long.” ― Johnny Depp

  6. “The truth is; everyone gets to the point of a breakdown, only some people hide it better.” ― Unknown                                                                                                                                           

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    breakdown quotes

  7. “Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.” ― Nicky James

  8. “There’s that occasional night when you just break down and cry because you know things will never be the same.” ― Unknown

  9. “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” ― Bertrand Russell

  10. “The worst kind of sad is the sad where you try to ignore it and then it gets so bad that one day you just breakdown. And you can’t take anything anymore.” ― L.R.D

Mental Breakdown Quotes 

These relatable mental breakdown quotes will not make you feel alone. If you are unable to find the words to express yourself then these sayings will help you express you feelings.

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  1. “It’s okay to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there.” ― Hoda Kotb

  2. “Sometimes breaking down is the bravest thing you can do.” ― Vironika Wilde                                         

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    depression mental breakdown quotes

  3. “”Doing your best” does not mean working yourself to the point of mental breakdown.” ― Unknown

  4. “Fear of breakdown is the fear of a breakdown that has already been experienced.” ― D.W. Winnicott

  5. “You are wounded by the words people speak, but we die from the ones that were never spoken.” ― Shakieb Orgunwali

  6. “All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are.” ― Unknown

  7. “I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself.” ― Sara Quin

  8. “Deep down inside the heart too many things are still going on but life is break off because the mind is having a attack of mental breakdown.” ― Liza Patel

  9. “I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.” ― Charles Evans Hughes

  10. “Instead of heading for a big mental breakdown, I decided to have a small breakdown every Tuesday evening.” ― Graham Parke, No Hope For Gomez!

Emotional Breakdown Quotes 

Something overwhelming is very intense and hard to deal with: overwhelming events make people worried and breakdown. It’s hard to overcome overwhelming things.

In this fast paced world students, entrepreneurs may feel really overwhelmed at work, or in relationship. It can be over-exerting and emotionally draining when you feel things are uncontrollable.

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Death of a closed one, a break up from your partner, struggling marriage, there might be many reasons in life which make your drown in your emotions and make you go through an emotional breakdown.

  1. “Can I just fall asleep and never wake up?” ― Unknown

  2. “She was drowning but nobody saw her struggle.” ― Unknown                                                             

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    emotional breakdown quotes

  3. “Some things break your heart but fix your vision.” ― Steve Maraboli

  4. “Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you.” ― Frank Ocean

  5. “My feelings? Oh, don’t worry about those, nobody else does.” ― Unknown

  6. “Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through.” ― R.D. Laing

  7. “Psychological breakdowns are actually breakthroughs to enlightenment.” ― R.D. Laing

  8. “Today my forest is dark. The trees are sad and all the butterflies have broken wings.” ― Raine Cooper

  9. “The girl who laughs and talks a lot and seems very happy, is also the girl who may cry herself to sleep.” ― Unknown

  10. “She was getting better… but then she remembered the things that tore her apart. Now, she’s back at the start.” ― Unknown

Quotes About Mental Breakdown

Nervous breakdown can also be seen as an undiagnosed mental health condition that can be caused due to the inability to cope up with life’s challenges.

It can be a very stressful mental health condition leading to depression, or anxiety.

A breakdown can last for a few hours, or months, or even years. This is the time when you have no energy left both mentally and physically. You find it difficult to gather your energies and do anything.

These uplifting quotes will help you relax, heal, and recover with rejuvinated energies and give you hope to move on in life.

  1. “Any breakdown is a breakthrough.” ― Marshall McLuhan

  2. “You’re heading for a breakdown. Why don’t you pull yourself to pieces.” ― Groucho Marx

  3. “Breakdowns are really just breakthroughs. It takes hitting the bottom to make it to the top.” ― Unknown                                                                                                                                                     

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    breakdown sayings

  4. “Nervous breakdowns can be highly underrated methods of spiritual transformation.” ― Marianne Williamson

  5. “Grief breaks down all but the crazy; it’s a secret of your profession, one people don’t want to know.” ― Stewart O’Nan

  6. “Something as straightforward as a difference could lead to something as complex as a breakdown.” ― Jeanette Winterson

  7. “Sentimental outbreaks are like liquorice; when first you suck it, it’s not bad, but afterwards it leaves a very nasty taste in the mouth.” ― Ivan Turgenev

  8. “I knew well enough that one could fracture one’s legs and arms and recover afterward, but I did not know that you could fracture the brain in your head and recover from that too.” ― Vincent van Gogh

  9. “Sometimes, mental illness is terrifying because you feel like you’ve lost control of your mind and nothing makes sense. It’s like watching yourself on autopilot and having little to no control.” ― Unknown

  10. “When there is breakdown in a relationship, you must have the hard conversation. It may not be pretty and it may not feel good. But if you are willing to listen and tell the truth, it will open up.” ― Iyanla Vanzant


Understanding the nature of the breakdown and the mental state of the person going through it is very important. It’s a phase and stage of life where one feels so lonely that it’s very difficult to suffer the pain alone.

An emotional breakdown can be triggered because of different situations, such as major life changes, troubled relationship problems, financial issues, high-stress levels, abuse, or a sudden tragedy like the loss/death of a loved one.

There are a lot of reasons and symptoms that can be identified. Empathize and share the pain to make someone’s life better.

However we all need to understand that depression is not the end of life. Talking your heart out with friends and family and seeking treatments that help in dealing and coping with this dark and deep pain you suffer.

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