Feelings of numbness or detachment are a strong sign that your stress is impacting your mental health.
There can be times when stress becomes excessive and too much to deal with. This pressure can make us feel overwhelmed or unable to cope. It can feel like you are burning the candle at both ends.
Feeling overwhelming stress for a long period of time is often called chronic, or long-term stress. This type of stress can impact on both physical and mental health.
If you’re feeling emotionally numb, or disconnected from what’s around you, that’s a sign that you’re experiencing some pretty major distress. It’s also a sign that you need to seek help. Checking in with a trusted therapist or friend or both might help you get to the root of these issues.
Please do seek help if your stress is impacting your mental health.