Tussila Spring

Biography

Actually, my real name is not Tussila. Tussila is my alter ego; she is my inner traumatized child. I’m yet not ready to go public with my real name, because I’m afraid to get recognized. Besides, while working with this book project, it feels much more comfortable to pretend that we are two individuals rather than one, which is the fact.
Therefore, if you wonder, I am not schizophrenic. However, I do have diagnoses that equal schizophrenia or psychoses in severity. I am diagnosed with PTSD and dissociative disorder, also called complex PTSD. I suffer from trauma inflected upon me mainly during my childhood. I am a survivor of incest, bullying, and negligence.
To me it is crucial to emphasize the fact that I have survived. In addition, not only have I survived; in spite of my diagnoses, I am today living a rich and fulfilling life too.

Smashwords Interview

You have added a warning at the front of "Tussila's Book", why is that?
Dear fellow survivor, I must advise you not to read this book unless it is under close supervision by your therapist. When I myself was at my worse, I was not capable to read any book at all and definitely not a book like this. Actually, my only need for a very long period would be to sit on a sturdy and reassuring granny’s lap. In addition, I must admit that still today, I’m reluctant to learn about other patients’ stories. I’m afraid I’ll get even more confused because I still have some large gaps in my memory. Please also bear in mind this book contains paintings, which also can activate unexpected and unwanted stress reactions. If you choose to open this book, please promise me that you’ll close it and put it away if you feel the slightest distress viewing my paintings or reading my text. I do not want to cause you any more pain!
PLEASE NOTE:
I am not a doctor, therapist, or a member of healthcare. This is my own story and as the reader, you choose to read this and to make your own opinion about whether this might help you.
Who is Tussila Spring?
Actually, my real name is not Tussila. Tussila is my alter ego; she is my inner traumatized child. I’m yet not ready to go public with my real name because I’m afraid to be recognized. Besides, while working with this book project, it feels much more comfortable to pretend that we are two individuals rather than one, which is the fact.
Therefore, if you wonder, I am not schizophrenic. However, I do have diagnoses that equal schizophrenia or psychoses in severity. I am diagnosed with PTSD and dissociative disorder, also called complex PTSD. I suffer from trauma inflected upon me mainly during my childhood. I am a survivor of incest, bullying, and negligence.
To me, it is crucial to emphasize the fact that I have survived. In addition, not only have I survived, in spite of my diagnoses, I am today living a rich and fulfilling life too.
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Where to find Tussila Spring online


Books

Tussila's Book I
You set the price! Words: 84,580. Language: American English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychopathology / dissociative identity disorder, Nonfiction » Psychology » Child Abuse
Yes I am a psychiatric patient. Yes I still have complex posttraumatic stress disorder. Nevertheless, I now actually love my life, at least most of the time. Which has not always been the case. This is my story; this is my illustrated diary.

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