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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50 THINGS TO DO INSTEAD OF DYING

Hi, I’m Leif E. Greenz and I often struggle with being alive.

This silly video outlines 50 of my favorite things to do instead of dying. These tools regularly help me fight through the despair and hopelessness inherent in PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Living with a serious mental illness certainly isn’t easy, but we can learn to tolerate it and maybe even have some fun in the process.

If you are currently feeling suicidal, please reach out to someone you trust. If it’s an emergency, I implore you to contact a medical professional immediately. We need you here.

This video is a bit of a departure from what I’ve been posting, i.e. it’s a lot sillier. Discussions of mental illness and healing don’t always have to be clinical and miserable. Sometimes it’s good to loosen our grips and laugh about the mess we’re in.

Thanks for watching! What do you do when you’re down? Let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

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Writing About Sexual Trauma: Safety, Prompts, and Tools (PTSD)

Hi, I’m Leif E. Greenz. In this video, I’ll discuss how to write about sexual assault safely and effectively. This video does NOT contain graphic descriptions of assault and should be safe for most survivors to watch.

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In today’s video, I’ll start by discussing two examples of sexual assault in writing and analyze why some approaches work and some don’t. Who can write about sexual assault and why?

Next, I’ll explain how people with PTSD (or C-PTSD) can write about sexual assault without retraumatizing themselves. The writing tricks you’ll hear about in this video include surrealism, repetition, detachment, and metaphor.

If you have any questions or want to share your experiences with writing about rape, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to write back!

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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

PTSD and Extreme Sensitivity (C-PTSD Symptoms)

Hi, I’m Leif E. Greenz. In today’s video, I’m talking about PTSD and extreme sensitivity.

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Are you a highly sensitive person? Do you overanalyze body language and take harmless comments the wrong way? If so, you’re in good company.

Having borderline personality disorder (BPD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often compared to having no skin. What this really means is that we don’t have the proper boundaries in place to protect ourselves against what other people do and say.

Today I’ll be sharing some of my personal experiences with excessive sensitivity. I’ll talk about how easily I give up due to hurt feelings. I’ll end with a discussion of how I bounce back when I want leave this planet entirely.

I may be too sensitive for this world, but that won’t stop me from fighting to survive.

Comments? Questions? Concerns? Sound off in the comment section and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

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