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These Two Channels are Lying to You About Mental Illness (Actually Happened & MinuteVideos)

March 13, 2020


  • Reply The Rewired Soul January 26, 2019 at 1:35 am

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  • Reply lil shawty January 26, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Hey! Maybe you might know.

    My counsler told me how my work is going to have another resource for mental wellness.

    I know about dbt and that's what in interested in but she called this program something else . Sounds like 3 letters. Maybe ends in d. But she said it's shown to help people with depression anxiety and ptsd.

    She just brought this up the other day as I've been begging for more resources bc my mind is taking a turn for the worse.

    I was crying when she told me about it so I dont really remember and dont know how to Google it

  • Reply Nat is reading. January 26, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    I actually agree with this and that is why I disputed with my college on how they wanted to diagonse on refer students with personality disorder and banned them from campus based on sysmptons is very vague statement.

    I verbally told the staff this also. You all are assuming based on emotional concerns.

  • Reply AvPD opinion January 26, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    My mom had serious fits of rage that she didn't seem to remember or she willingly forgot it happened. For me I have disassociated two times once while working at an elementary school and once while playing video games and I just don't remember what happend. It's just like waking up from a dream state. But my body did play overwatch by it self had two kills when I came too.

  • Reply anna jones January 26, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    I’m in the process of getting rediagnosed with bpd. I cannot stand how he describes disassociation in my experience is the most peaceful i can be. i get so spaced out and feel so gone i just loose touch with reality i don’t go into a rage wtf

  • Reply Chelle McElroy January 26, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Hell yeah I have a problem unless there's a disclaimer that this is based on a fictional story. There's enough stigma with the true stories, this could make us look worse to the normies. Especially the part of this guys misinformation you discussed about bpd a amnesia rage

  • Reply IdiotKid January 26, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Rewired howd you think of your name?

  • Reply Joy Georgina January 26, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you for this video. BPD has a bunch of relatable characteristics and so many people I've observed read something about it go on to say "I think I have this!!". I've been diagnosed for 6 years and BPD self diagnosis seems to happen quite a bit which is a nightmare for advocacy and people trying to raise awareness for actual sufferers of the real disorder. Interestingly my therapist said that meeting the diagnostic criteria STILL may not get you diagnosed because a professional will also have to assess other factors like degree of intensity, longevity, onset, family history and others. In short PLEASE no one self diagnose with BPD! It's so much more complicated than cracking open a book.

  • Reply Boring passenger January 26, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    You should check out Nigahiga!!! He is a really good guy is a good influence. People should know more about him.

  • Reply Calamity Natalie January 26, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    My sister was diagnosed at 15 with bpd. It never sat well with her after we all got together and did some research. Then a few years ago, at the age of 32, she was re diagnosed with asd!
    Now everything is clicking for her, she has a different and deeper understanding of herself. Like..she's getting to know herself all over again, it's again very exciting time for her!
    My youngest daughter (6 years) was diagnosed with asd a few months ago after 12 months assessments, not just a few appointments with one Dr.
    My sister is so happy (not happy that our girl has autism) that the diagnosis process was completely different and therefore she can receive the appropriate assistance she needs!

  • Reply Fatou The Slytherin January 26, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Yayyy I love your videos

  • Reply Deric doyle January 26, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    I think it's an issue because false information about mental illness is part of the major stigma problem.

  • Reply TheBlueocean89 January 27, 2019 at 1:05 am

    So glad you made a video about this as I got it recommended as well and watched it without knowing about this channel! I'm no professional but pretty well informed or at least try to always learn more about mental health and the human psyche in general. I've watched a lot of videos by professionals about BPD and channels of Youtubers who suffer from it and the video struck me as weird, too. It's disgusting, that company's exploit mental health and play on their viewers emotions, faking often very tragic stories and sell it as the truth just for more money, I'll definitely check Jarvis Johnson's video about it!
    On a different note, I don't know if you're interested in this topic, but as most of your audience is female, would you want to do a video on severe PMS. I've suffered from it and it affects my psyche and those around me, because I go completely nuts and no doctor I spoke with, and I went to several, could help me. The bodily symptoms are unpleasant but bearable to deal with. The psychological effects are hell!
    It gets really extreme, I feel like I actually have BPD symptoms with the black and white thinking, being absolutely impulsive, feeling completely worthless, depressed, even suicidal -but just for around 5 days every month before my period. I've read that experts aren't sure what causes it, the last gyno I spoke with, didn't even know what it was, the one before just suggested to take more vitamin B and magnesium, others suggest to just get an antidepressant even though it's only for 5 days, but those days are hell for the people around me and myself. I
    I try to be mindful and make myself realize the intense emotions I suddenly get are my PMS symptoms, but some minor negative incident or comment is enough for me to get so furious, I say the most vile things, I break stuff, I start to cry violently feelingl so empty and depressed and then I'm suddenly super happy again…I'm sure it's connected to my mental health as it started to get worse and worse after a traumatic experience.
    I just feel very hopeless because it isn't researched well enough and it affects my well being and the worst the people around me greatly, so much so, that Istarted to move out for those 5 days every month away from my husband to not hurt him and isolate myself completely. After I get my period, I'm stable and feel like myself again. I went to a psychiatrist because I suspected it actually was BPD but I wasn't diagnosed and the psychiatrist didn't know what else to do but to reluctantly offer me antidepressants, but said at the same time, that it would be excessive to take them permanently because of it.

  • Reply Fizzy Frizzy January 27, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Can you heart this ?

  • Reply Erin Vinson January 27, 2019 at 10:17 am

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  • Reply abstractly ashley January 27, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    There are so many real stories out there that are so easy to find, so I don't understand why they felt the need to make one up.

  • Reply rosenrot234 January 27, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Only issues I had with BPD and disassociation is if I happen to just zone out while doing something. You have no idea how much milk I wasted because it happened while I was pouring milk for cereal or a drink.

  • Reply Katja January 27, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Cant wait for your audiobook!

  • Reply hezzy is lazy January 28, 2019 at 12:10 am

    I wouldn't have a problem with fake videos if it has something like a moral so teach us and it says it's fake, however these channels say oh yeah this us real which really annoys me because the stories themselves sound a bit real and have morals in it.

  • Reply dawn chute January 28, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Awesome explanation!!! Thank you for being 💯 real!! 😘

  • Reply N W January 28, 2019 at 8:14 am

    there is something about the lack of effort towards representing REAL people with mental illness, that really turns me off to these channels, regardless of intention. i think it's a waste to have a channel like theirs and hire writers instead of reaching out to real people. as well as the channel lying about the stories being submissions… i can only see the bad side of this, unfortunately.

  • Reply Becky Samuelson January 28, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Hey Chris, I came across a horrendous, and inaccurate video that I felt compelled to share. Not sure if you have seen or heard of it before. As a person who has BPD I was outraged by this video. Every time the narrator would say something that sounded positive, he managed to end it with more negativity. Completely painting a negative image that will leave a lasting impression on the viewers. He is perpetuating the stigma.

    (BPD) Borderline Personality Disorder – Dangerous Personalities by Joe Navarro

  • Reply Rebecca M. January 29, 2019 at 6:30 am

    WTF?! Dissociation is my main issue with BPD, it is what I get medicated for (seroquel, a antipsychotic but in the lowest available dose, 1/20 of what someone with say schizophrenia would need).
    Dissociation with BPD is not like Psychosis or Schizophrenia. Yes, looking back you can feel like you weren't quite yourself but in a 'my mind feels cloudy'-way, not in a schizophrenic way. You do not actually doubt your own persona.
    You feel like you are being in a movie and you can not interact with the environment around you. It is the exact feeling and state that you have when you are in a shock but it can last longer and the cause of it can be rather minor.

    It is NOT like actual psychosis, it can be a little bit similar yet very different.

  • Reply Azazura Azura January 29, 2019 at 7:14 am

    ugh i seen a few videos by both, and a lot of it stems from Korean drama and shit. Look up ready to glares new video "trash father outs himself on TV" they pretty much animate a Korean drama with a mental illness. And not all their videos are about mental health but are just drama stories.

    Korea (south Korea) has a lot of bad stigma with mental health, even going so far as have TV shows like hello counselor that make fun of it.

  • Reply Vanessa Alvarado January 29, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I was wondering if you have done/ could do a video about dissociation because as someone who does so it’s very hard explaining to people that it’s not just “spacing out” and it would just be nice to have someone who understands mental health inform people and help people better understand it

  • Reply esg January 29, 2019 at 9:39 am

    ugh i'm seriously pissed off at them

  • Reply esg January 29, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I've been seriously detached for weeks now, and so dissociated and detached, I've gone into EXTREME violent rages but never the 2 at the same time. Ya it's good they are bringing awareness but this pissed me off.
    My comment on their video – Ive shown traits and been DX by a psychiatrist borderline for 12 years now and have sought therapy and been an inpatient at a psych hospital many times. I've been so detached, even recently, that it feels almost like there is an alien in my body, and it's 'not me' in there, and I have MUCH later on forgotten hours, days, even months and even one year, but never those 2 things at the same time. Getting so detached/dissociated you scream at your partner and then turn into another person and not forget what just happened/blew up at their partner while being another person. This author of this story has something else definitely going on aside from BPD and its harmful to spread stuff like this as BPD.

  • Reply Swyco TM January 30, 2019 at 4:42 am

    MinuteVideos are sometimes real, there are probably stories years ago when there was no technology.

  • Reply gnarth d'arkanen January 30, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Great topic, Chris!
    Not exactly a "mental health case" myself, but I don't see so much of an issue around channels with their clever animated stories trying to start discussions. Even misinformed people with good intentions tend toward more good than harm, by getting those who see their own "red flags" piling up in a video and thus get up off their duffers and reach out for help.
    There ARE however, a few channels that tend toward technical terms, and pretentiously(?) bring up lists or what-not of anecdotal misinformation behind some clicky-baity title to create worries in their viewers or to raise more problems than they offer to resolve. THOSE kinds of things bother me… not because no good can come of it (however doubtful I might be), but because I have a serious skeptical problem with people pretending to help when they're just "emulating the likes of Jerry Springer" or making a circus show of whatever subject.

    On the misinformed… Shadiversity is a channel (YT) that tends more toward fiction, TTRPG's, and historical reference for context in fantasy work and writing… BUT yesterday, (1/29) Shad' uploaded a video titled "I was wrong… Again." in which he pointedly and UNapologetically admitted to "talking out of his ass" as it were. In his view, we can more often LEARN by vocally advocating our own misinformations, because often we're misinformed with incomplete as well as erroneous information. Sooner or later, we share that "bad" information with someone who has "good" information, or at least, "better" information than ourselves… with some citations and discussion, we can then be set "right"… which wouldn't (couldn't possibly" happen if we didn't once in a while partake in sharing "misinformation".

    You might find some of Shad's video's interesting, whether or not you give a crap about dragons, machicolations, or crenellations… (lolz) There is some decent information, especially historical and architectural, and it might be a worthy venue for a break once in a while. ;o)

  • Reply Du Súndavar Freohr January 30, 2019 at 8:19 am

    I had been diagnosed with depression, before I was diagnosed with BPD bc where I live (don't know about the US), you can't get diagnosed with BPD while you're under 18 (since the brain has to be fully developed).
    I am glad, as you said, that at least BPD is being discussed here. And I am glad to read and hear from people who successfully battled BPD, so I know it's possible. This really helps in dark times. It sounds cheesy, but I really wish to have a normal life someday.

  • Reply apositivepayn January 30, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks for another great BPD video! I actually just watched this video, and being someone with the disorder I found it very confusing. I also caught the fact that they were not discussing the criteria properly AND thought the dissosiative episode was weird? I have dissosiative symptoms, but even in the worst of my 'episodes' I may be fully enraged or feeling empty or whatever, rather than feel like another person, I feel like I am watching myself and lack control… BUT I would say that every BPD patients experience is different. The other thing I will say on a positive note is, at least there are videos being put out, for awareness if nothing else.

  • Reply McKahla Jena January 30, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Diagnosed BPD a year ago. Great video, love the content. Would love to see more BPD content. Maybe even some collabs? Not sure how big the BPD watchers are on your channel.

  • Reply Larry Briggett January 30, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Hey you should check out the channel My Story Animated. I think it was made by Brightside.

  • Reply Mr. Stringy The Koopa Guy January 31, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    This channel gets on my nerves appearing in my Recommand all the damn time someone did make video on them with little backlash I liked how even said they were fake.

  • Reply Shaggy God of Destruction February 1, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    There's a new fake channel called "my story animated" and was made by actually happened

  • Reply Shae Mumford February 2, 2019 at 6:19 am

    I do have issue with this, it’s an insult.

    1. They needed to do more research to figure out what the condition is actually like.

    2. It’s insulting to be ignorant and get it wrong and then make it like they’re telling someone’s story.

    I have depression and anxiety, I would find it very insulting if someone who didn’t have it was going around talking about symptoms that are wrong and making like they have it.😕

    It’s not a game and it’s not funny.

  • Reply Pokemon Maniac Jak February 3, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Minute episodes and other animated channels I’ve seen like it can be very damaging. Some of the videos are very anti parent without truly explaining what the parents did wrong (if anything)

  • Reply Wolfs ForLife February 3, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    This is why storybooth is the best story channel. It's NOT fake… it's the actual person talking in the video…

  • Reply QueenBeeDva February 3, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    They’re the storybooth ripoffs

  • Reply Elia Ross February 6, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    there was a video by minute videos called I survived a plane crash and the plane crash lands because of lightning but I looked it up on Google and it said the last time a plane crashed because of lightning was in like the 50s or 60s or something and I was like.. Dis story is faaaake

  • Reply Dora Thewhorra February 11, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Minute videos ain’t claiming the stories are real like ACTUALLY HAPPENED
    They are portraying real life situations with fictional characters
    ACTUALLY HAPPENED does that bit the bad part is they claim those videos are real

  • Reply Generic Person February 12, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    I outsmarted actually happened in a video and then the next week my comment was deleted so

    Dang it

  • Reply Hannie Mochi February 13, 2019 at 8:54 am

    I hate actually happened . Their art is crap and you can tell it’s really fake. I like minute videos more even though they are fake only because of the art and their stories can be quite entertaining more than actually happened

  • Reply FeelsAmazing Man February 13, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Both channels are here to M A K E money

  • Reply Diana Castro Pimentel February 17, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    this is really true in acually happened videos in a lot of them they say thank god this is anaomynos and i submitted a story to minute videos and nothing

  • Reply TTGAPlays February 17, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    MinuteVideos are longer than a minute


  • Reply Tik Tok February 18, 2019 at 3:43 am

    The one true video on YouTube

  • Reply Cyro Clan February 18, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Great Video!😁

  • Reply Officer Da law February 20, 2019 at 6:27 am

    I like Minute videos and story booth

  • Reply An arrangement of pixels on a plastic screen. February 26, 2019 at 3:04 am

    Actually happened and minute videos aren't made by the same people

  • Reply Greengrass587 February 26, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Ummmmmmmmmm excuse meeee nahhhhhh

  • Reply Jenny March 2, 2019 at 8:39 am

    We need to report those video's

  • Reply Hakai March 3, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    I love that there are youtubers who are fighting these fake animation chanels

  • Reply Noah Goldenstein March 12, 2019 at 2:50 am


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  • Reply A Fat Penguin March 13, 2019 at 4:19 am

    holy fuck, i love your voice

  • Reply ·XxChilGamerxX · March 14, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Looks like I gotta stay with Storybooth

  • Reply Awesome guy The dude March 17, 2019 at 1:49 pm


  • Reply UnknownBlackhole March 17, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Atleast MinuteVideo's Diabete video is REAL (My neighbor got Diabete type 1)

  • Reply Kittz Frenzie March 25, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    I found it out bc there were 2 videos with same voices…suree

  • Reply Kittz Frenzie March 25, 2019 at 8:23 pm


  • Reply CookieLove March 28, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Ay christen yeeeeee

  • Reply Bittles The cookie aka Cait Cat Skull April 2, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Your not wrong on actually happened but minute videos made a story of bijuu mike and for some reason I found this video saying they are fake ok for one minute videos has real stories because of the fact that they sound real they probably have a website somewhere in the description somewhere and now you’re telling me there fake I feel like I can’t believe this or I can’t even though actually happened had a fake YouTuber and to be honest I tried finding her but it never happened now people who watch actually happened some know they are fake but others don’t know some wanted to share and they don’t have anything to record a story or something and it proves the fact they are fake but one thing I don’t agree with is minutevideos

  • Reply hsmile12 April 4, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Hey i know you have had some problems lately with the media, but just know that I support you and love your channel.

  • Reply • c i n n a m o n • April 8, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Well how did they put biju mike that is a YouTuber about a story that is true?

  • Reply Guy Called Max April 14, 2019 at 1:04 am

    You look a bit like Alex Jones only on soy

  • Reply No Yolk April 17, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Actually happened is fake, but MinuteVideos is real.
    Here is proof you can actually send your stories, by Bijuu Mike a real person. Still, don't believe me? This is the video of him explaining more of the story so it is real. He kinda mentioned his story briefly in a draw my life video.

  • Reply unknown person April 22, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    You look like samoa joe from wwe

  • Reply EJ ThunderMaster April 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Minute vids tells you directly in the definition of the channel to make you have better decisions.

  • Reply moonlight thoughts April 26, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    fuck. MinuteVideos were my fave.

  • Reply Vortex April 28, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Story booth real

  • Reply forgot my name May 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    I think the only video i believe in minutevideos is bijuu's mikes.

  • Reply Channart May 3, 2019 at 1:00 am

    I’ve believed minutevideos is real for about 2 years, it was really disappointing to find out they might be fake

  • Reply Drawwithmeh May 4, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Ha ha at least there one true story about bijuu mike

  • Reply Kimberly Hughes May 5, 2019 at 2:44 am

    Jarvis didn't expose minute videos he exposed My story animated and ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • Reply Kimberly Hughes May 5, 2019 at 2:47 am

    I feel really mad because I submitted a story 2 minutes ago hoping it was at least some what real because bijuu mike did one.

  • Reply KonquerorTaft May 8, 2019 at 11:48 am

    If you want true stories… I go with StoryBooth instead…

    Edit: They make videos just about anything including videos that has homophobia and problems people aren't able to overcome. It's just sad, people should rethink and stop thinking things people can't overcome as a sin or something that is stupid. I've gone through a lot of people being made fun of me because I'm a special person ( special child ) sorry for my bad English.

  • Reply Black Cat May 10, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    I knew it was Weird minute videos linked to ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • Reply Luigi guy Channel [Pabzor] May 10, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    I think these videos and channels are hypnotizing viewers

  • Reply Luigi guy Channel [Pabzor] May 11, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Also earned I subscribed!

  • Reply cheesiest cheeto May 11, 2019 at 10:29 pm


  • Reply Martin Mora May 15, 2019 at 12:06 am

    i think minute video is real it has a youtubers story (bijuu mike)

  • Reply Reese May 19, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    MinuteVideos is real. Actually Happened isn't.

  • Reply Margaret Whitley May 20, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Sometimes I feel sad
    Minute videos: you have critical depression

  • Reply Cookies and Cream May 26, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    I think I will give minute videos a pass on this cuz there videos are trying to explaining something (even though its wrong) with the story they create… The same thing happened with another video of them called "why you should not fear death" … No hate

  • Reply RadioactiveGamer_77 June 1, 2019 at 1:40 am

    MinuteVideos exposed (worst animation ever)

  • Reply LogoEffects2902 July 11, 2019 at 6:08 am

    But not Bright Side

  • Reply Alex Lovermoon July 11, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Probably the only real one of those channels is storybooth because they have an app to send your stories and stuff so…

  • Reply Gachatrap July 15, 2019 at 11:07 am

    But bijju mike is in there

  • Reply Zaiden Roces August 3, 2019 at 10:26 am

    And after this video bijuu Mike has made a story he have made about his life

  • Reply Pizza Lover August 15, 2019 at 10:18 am

    But unlike Actually happened MinuteVideos seldomly credits their authours

  • Reply Kathy Cramner August 26, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Is he a mental health professional?

  • Reply Hope AGUGUA September 3, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Finally someone brings this up

  • Reply Dinah Johnjules September 3, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    I love how he has his own copy of the DSM 👌🏾

  • Reply Brutus Buckeye Gaming Official September 28, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Hey can you talk about atisum i have it

  • Reply Tekky Fan November 21, 2019 at 12:53 am

    minute videos is not owned by tsp (the people who make actually happened)

  • Reply Chemical Z November 26, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    The only animation channel fell for (minute video)

  • Reply the future December 23, 2019 at 4:31 am

    Too be honest I don’t really have a problem with minute videos but actually happened needs to go

  • Reply • philioxphobia • December 23, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Honestly even if it’s fake or not it still gives stories that help others. Dude they’re more qualified than you are!

  • Reply R candy February 24, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    My problem is that these channels try to act it off as real with people believing fake story’s

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