The open-ended War On Terror is yet another Big Lie. It is used as a cover for on-going imperialism, not only in Afghanistan and Iraq, but also in the Ukraine, Syria, and Palestine. Those who oppose Empire are said to be terrorists, and the monstrous crimes continue unabated. The most recent culprit is Israel -- thought to be an appendage (or driver?) of the U.S empire -- which is currently committing genocide in Palestine.
I have had two breakdowns -- one after the end of my marriage, and a second one of the career/identity variety. Based on my experience from the first, I handled the second one differently. I fought the first one. Hard.