6 New Tricks to Stop a Mental Breakdown (C-PTSD Dissociation)

Hi, I’m Leif E. Greenz and welcome to the first episode of my new series, Toolbox Tuesdays!

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Do you suffer from severe dissociative episodes, flashbacks, or general mental breakdowns related to borderline personality disorder (BPD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Today you’ll learn six simple tricks for stopping your breakdowns in their tracks.

These methods include adjusting your body temperature with ice and water, intensely exercising, dying your hair, painting your face, hanging out with animals, and grounding yourself by literally getting on the floor.

These tricks are specifically designed to help folks with BPD and PTSD, but anyone can benefit from them!

The DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) skill I draw from in the first half of this video is called TIP — temperature, intense exercise, and paced breathing. I’ll show you the most effective ways to implement this skill during a severe mental health crisis.

Thanks so much for watching! If you have questions, concerns, or ideas for future videos, leave a comment down below. I would love to hear from you!

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BPD vs. C-PTSD: The Problem with Borderline Personality Disorder

Hi, I’m Leif E. Greenz and in this video, I’ll explain the difference between BPD vs. C-PTSD. I’ll divulge why I reject my BPD diagnosis in favor of C-PTSD, or complex post-traumatic stress disorder. I’ll give a brief overview of what BPD is and where it came from, tying it in with the history of Freud’s “hysterical woman.”

Have you been diagnosed as borderline? Have you also experienced prolonged abuse — whether it be emotional, physical, or sexual? If so, this video is for you.

What’s your take on BPD vs. C-PTSD? Let me know down in the comments. If you have any questions or ideas for future videos, I would love to hear from you!

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ARE YOU TOO MUCH? (C-PTSD Relationships)

Hi, I’m Leif E. Greenz and a lot of people can’t stand me!

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I’m too much — too loud, too sick, too troublesome to bother with. In this video, I’ll talk about what it means and how it feels to be “too much” for people as a result of C-PTSD (complex post-traumatic stress disorder) or BPD (borderline personality disorder). I’ll share some of my most painful personal experiences, as well as tips for how to set boundaries and develop healthier relationships with people.

You’re not “too much,” okay? You’re just enough. Sexual trauma and BPD symptoms don’t need to get in the way of you maintaining fulfilling relationships. You might just have to make a few tweaks along the way!

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The intro to this video was inspired by a Cymbalta commercial from years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTZvnAF7UsA

Can Hair Dye Cure PTSD Symptoms? (C-PTSD Recovery)

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Hi, I’m Leif E. Greenz. In today’s video, I’ll be talking about why I dye my hair during complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) episodes, aka mental breakdowns. I’ll also give an overview of alternate rebellion, a dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skill for borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Super sorry for the background noise. My computer was stressed and calling for help lol. But hey, I sorta figured out how to include photos!

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WHAT IS TOXIC EMPATHY? (BPD Relationships)

Hi, I’m Leif E. Greenz. In today’s video, I’ll be talking about how borderline personality disorder (BPD) and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) can lead to what I call “toxic empathy,” which is essentially empathy that doesn’t serve you — or worse, empathy that destroys you.

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I’ve notoriously made friends with lots of shady characters who use, abuse, and exploit me. Why? What is it about toxic people that PTSD and BPD sufferers are so drawn to? Today, we’ll set out to find the answers.

In the second half of the video, I’ll discuss how to make room for healthier relationships. I’ll also introduce the dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) concept of relationship circles and help you decide which relationships should go where.

Thanks for watching. Please feel free to ask any questions or submit video requests in the comments and I’ll be sure to reply.

Love,

Leif E. Greenz

The Borderline Personality (BPD) Poem

Hi, my name is Leif E. Greenz and this is “Borderland,” a poem I wrote in 2016 about my borderline personality disorder (BPD) diagnosis. I honestly believe BPD is most often a misdiagnosis of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), but more on that later!

Read the full poem below:

Borderline, borderland,
Lamictal, speed, Citalopram,
I love my crook psychiatrist.
$160 for five minutes,
a white slip,
and a glance at his green class ring,
the gaudy prick.
I’m fused with him.
One day of missed doses means
smashed dishes,
new ex-boyfriends,
and a cross carved on my stomach.
Doc says I’m Satan incarnate
and he is my gas-masked angel
wielding a morphine syringe.
He is my hero,
my healer,
my watering hole.
And I am his Kool-Aid drinker.

Borderline, borderland,
bipolar diagnosis.
Doc adds it to the list:
dysthymia, PTSD, majorly depressing
outlook on everything.
A razorblading, sex-fiending, self-sabotaging Eris
with a sad boy complex,
leaving chemtrails of
motherfucking
Freudian bullshit.
Sheep-eater,
straight-edger,
hip hopping hypocricist
spitting dip drip from cracked lips.
Leif,
hyperventilating she-beast with tattoos and Timberlands,
Iron Man,
psychopath,
they see right through me.

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PTSD is ruining my life

Hi, my name is Leif E. Greenz and I’ve changed platforms! My new YouTube channel focuses on the same subjects as this blog, but the video format gives me the opportunity to be more vulnerable than ever before. I’ll be using Big Mouth to post regular updates about my channel. If time allows, I’ll try to post the occasional blog, too!

Are there any subjects you’d like me to write about? Let me know in a comment or email me at leif.e.greenz@gmail.com ❤

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This video is meant to provide an overview of where I’m at and what you can expect from my channel. I talk about being a “stay-at-home crazy person,” chronic unemployment among the mentally ill, and suicide rates in those with C-PTSD. This video the first in what I hope will be a longer series about living with debilitating mental illness.

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