PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The Problems with My Mother | An Abusive, Neglectful, Manipulative, Self-Centered Woman

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The Problems with My Mother | An Abusive, Neglectful, Manipulative, Self-Centered Woman

A mother that has an addiction problem, substance abuse, and doesn’t know how to deal with her problems is a terrible mother. She doesn’t deserve to be a mother because she has made it clear that she would rather relive her youth than be a parent. She cannot accept reality, and as a result, her children have to suffer and…read more

Ego-State Therapy / Voice Dialogue

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Ego-State Therapy / Voice Dialogue

Ego-state therapy focuses on pieces of one’s personality, or ego states. Ego states are parts of our personality that make up our whole personality. It is especially useful for those that have experienced trauma and abuse, have anger problems, and even cognitive or thought problems. And it works on recognizing and releasing those core thoughts as well as integrating these…read more

Sexual Abuse & What to Do About It | My Experience

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Sexual Abuse & What to Do About It | My Experience

Sexual abuse can take many forms such as molestation, rape, sexual assault. Discussing it can be extremely difficult since sex is often something we consider private. Yet, when someone can uncover what happened, accept it, realize it is not their fault, and then direct their focus on their future goals, the will overcome the way the abusive situation is affecting…read more

Overcoming Trauma & Abuse | Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Overcoming Trauma & Abuse | Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Overcoming trauma and abuse can be challenging since it’s not only difficult to discuss, but also difficult to let go of. But, it is possible if you put your mind to it and focus on your goals and are persistent. By eliminating existing abuse, facing the memories and letting go of them, creating distractions to bring you back to the…read more

My Psychological Testing & How I Became Interested in Psychology

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My Psychological Testing & How I Became Interested in Psychology

Psychology, and the brain in general, fascinates me. The power of the mind is incredible! I became interested in psychology in 2012, around the same time I became aware of, and accepted, my mental conditions. I started seeing a psychologist in 2013 and had testing done around the same time. I did the Rorschach inkblot test, thematic apperception test, among…read more

Misconceptions of Mental Illness | Why Don’t People Understand Mental Disorders

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Misconceptions of Mental Illness | Why Don't People Understand Mental Disorders

There is a lot of stigma around mental illness. Many people do not seem to understand those that struggle with them. They can be misinformed, especially if they have not experienced it themselves. But, struggling with a mental disorder is nothing to be ashamed of. We are all different and we all deserve respect. — Introduction Hi everyone! This videos…read more

My Childhood & Teenage Years as a Transgender Schizophrenic with PTSD

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My Childhood & Teenage Years as a Transgender Schizophrenic with PTSD

The story of my past (childhood, teenage years, middle and high school) and the struggle I had at becoming my true self, through the mental disorders and trauma. It was a difficult journey as I struggled with my gender identity as a male to female and endured severe trauma from a very early age, including abandonment. — Introduction Hi everyone!…read more

Differentiating Mental Disorders

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Differentiating Mental Disorders

Difference between bipolar, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder (BPD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and dissociative identity disorder (DID) / multiple personality disorder (MPD). There is quite a bit of overlap and can be confused for one another, or even misdiagnosed, but they are all different. — Introduction Hi everyone! In this video I’m going to talk about how to…read more

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) | Overview & Symptoms

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) | Overview & Symptoms

General overview of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) including some symptoms and how they apply to me. PTSD is triggered by a traumatic event and continues to stay with the individual, replaying itself, long after the incident. — Introduction Hi everyone! In this video I will be discussing post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is a condition in which an individual witnesses or…read more

Dating Site Catastrophe: A Traumatic Event (PTSD)

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Dating Site Catastrophe: A Traumatic Event (PTSD)

Online dating gone wrong! The traumatic event that occurred in 2012 when using an online dating site that contributed greatly to my PTSD and made me so incredibly terrified of everyone involved that I couldn’t continue using it. Don’t want to jump to any conclusions, but was it multiple people (and were they all interconnected), or just one individual? Was…read more