Amygdala

Hey y’all, my name is Max. In this blog, I share personal {her}stories about my struggles and triumphs – both current and past – with the mental illnesses for which I began treatment in 2011.

TRIGGER WARNING: discussion of diagnoses, in-depth and very personal stories of my struggles with mental illness, mentions of medications, mentions of abuse of power and “horror stories” from treaters and hospital staff.

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My diagnoses include Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Bipolar II Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I also share my coping mechanisms and rethinking strategies; which come mainly from group and individual therapies I have participated in, as well as from my own experiences and discoveries. The reason for all of this, of course, is to help destigmatize mental illness and to hopefully help y’all who are also struggling, if I can.

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