See also

Major life events - Unpleasant stuff

Unpleasant stuff knocks you

Like when you leave home for the first time and go out on your own. Coping on your own isn't easy. Suddenly you don't feel that smart anymore. You can become anxious and handling daily stress can become difficult.

And if you have had bad experiences in the past (such as abuse), leaving home can be a 'last straw' and tip you over into difficulties.

Warning signs of a breakdown