Elasticity is the characteristic of materials, allowing them return to form after a measure of stress. Think of elastic bands – you stretch them (stress) and they return to form (when you ease off the stress/stretching event).
But every material has a point, which when stressed past, deformity – loss of form integrity – sets in. Further past that point is a point where the material not only deforms but dis integrates.
This rule applies to all materials. Though different materials can absorb varying degrees of stress, each has its breaking point.
So does our bodies.
So does our minds.