How I Recovered From Work Related Stress, A Meltdown And 18 Months Of Therapy. We all want to succeed in our life and career, but at what price? The pressures that our work or business life can bring can often be so immense that our bodies and minds decide to give in. This is Ruth Pearson’s story. After many years being dedicated to education in our school system, the pressures of her job brought her to a stage where she could not cope anymore and she had a meltdown. This led to 18 months off work and 18 months of various types of therapies. Hear her story in the next in the series of LEAN MindBody Stories.