UPDATED June 14th, 2018
April is Stress Awareness Month and all month long we’ve been looking not only at the toll stress can take in our lives and the lives of our children, but how best to manage and beat stress. Historically, though, there are famous stories of women whose stress got the best of them, to say the least. They went temporarily or permanently insane, and their sagas became part of history. Here are 8 stories of women known to the ages for going insane.