This was my response to his “Bulimia Nervosa” video. I tried to be polite, and admit the few good things he did - like constantly referring back to seeking help and providing hotlines - because I want to show that most of us here aren’t raging ignorant assholes, like everyone thinks we are. Just because we disagree with him and the hurtful/disrespectful things he puts out there that can affect young, fragile people doesn’t mean we’re “omgh8ers”.
For someone who struggled for 6 years with Bulimia AND Anorexia, self harm, crippling depression, social and general anxiety and OCD - this was hurtful as hell. All the videos he’s released recently have been. There was a time I watched him and at times when he wasn’t pushing his opinion on people and being a dick to people for their personal choices in life, his words were comforting. Anyone telling you they’ve struggled with depression or anything you’re going through in any way always helps if only in making you feel not so alone. But this isn’t the way to go. Unless you’re a professional helping someone and you know exactly what they need - be it the gentle touch, or the tough love approach - you should NEVER go to the place he’s going. Showing that image of “perfect” etched into the girls arm (though I know what it’s from and that it’s not real) was triggering as hell for me. As I said in the post, I’ve been doing extremely well. Anyone who’s struggled with an eating disorder, self harm or any addiction knows you’re never truly healed of your addiction - but I’ve been harm free for years and years. So to trigger me and cause that feeling, it had to have been bad. And feeling that even momentary lack of control from myself, that weakness, I felt absolutely horrible with myself. If I didn’t have an excellent therapist, a great support system and a lot of kids depending on me to help them, that feeling of disappointment could have easily lead me down a dangerous self deprecating road.
So to anyone affected by this like me - please, PLEASE ignore this man and stop even going to his channel. At the very least stop clicking videos like this. The curiosity got the best of me and that’s my own fault. Don’t allow him into your life to fuck it up. Stay strong and if you’re not already being helped for your struggles, please seek help now. You are so loved, regardless if you think so or not. You are important, and you can do great things. I didn’t think so for most of my life, but now I’m using my past - which is riddled with terrible things I’d wish on absolutely no one - to help people in the present. Nothing in the world can compare to saving someone’s life, which my experience has helped me do. Pain can be overwhelming in the moment, but harnessed later to do great things. But step one is learning how to cope, and take your control back.
Be strong, and good luck.
Hi, person with BPD here. I would much rather be treated just like everyone else. We all have problems, and mine just so happens to require therapy. I seriously hate that Gerg self-diagnosed himself with the disorder and left it at that. He’s exploiting the mentally ill and making them look bad. :/
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I agree. If you listen to the voice-mails, it’s obvious he only gave himself that diagnosis to manipulate his ex into going back out with him. “Help me fix this blah blah”
Anonymous asked: no bridal shower or bachlorette party. no baby shower or party. no anniversary party or even romantic dinner. am i old fashioned? id hate to see what she's getting for christmas (especially since i saw the video from a while back on what he got his family)
A box of nursing pads and a fresh iPhone case.
And a video about himself on her birthday.
Anonymous asked: How come Grig hasn't shown off his "One Million Subscribers" plaque from Youtube? I swear others have received them like the ones who film makeup tutorials that have earned one million subs.
Anonymous asked: Onision made a video about bulimia. After six seconds of watching it I hurried up and close the tab. Does he absolutely think this is the way of helping people!?
Oh no D:
Another highly misunderstood illness…
Going to avoid that video!
Anonymous asked: Any idea what goes on in the "war room" section of onions forums?
Anonymous asked: onision did not get invited to youtube rewind 2013 LOL
He hasn’t had a viral video this year… in years…lol
Anonymous asked: There's an article about Onision in the UK website kernelmag this week. Most people seem to have intensely negative first impressions these days.
I agree! Lately, I’ve been lurking some sites and fourms (in between studying haha) and every now and then I come across people talking about him. It’s never good haha!