A French YouTuber with a psychiatric disorder has been causing a stir since her announcement his intention to provide medical euthanasia in Belgium.
“My life is not a Netflix series, we can’t discuss the ending,” Olympe said tearfully in a video posted to her Instagram account on Jan. 11.
In the video, she reveals that she is in contact with Belgian doctors to perform an assisted suicide towards the end of 2023.
On her YouTube channel Le Journal d’Olympe, the influencer, whose real name is Lily, regularly shares her difficulties, especially with her health, with her approximately 255,000 subscribers.
The 23-year-old suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), a condition in which two or more identities take over a person. The disorder involves the person forgetting everyday events, important personal information, or even traumatic or stressful events, according to the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapeutics.
DID can be treated with a combination of therapy and medication. Treatment is often painful because the patient has to come back to trauma from the past.
This disorder is usually caused by severe childhood trauma.
Olympe has already revealed on her networks that she has been the victim of harassment at school, pedophilia and multiple rapes in the past. After her family left her, she went through 20 adoptive families and four youth homes in seven years.
“Like everyone, I have my limits. And my limits have been pushed to the limit for years and I can no longer pass tests.
criticized his decision
Following her announcement, Olympe denounced the cyberbullying she suffered because of her decision, which drew a lot of reactions.
“It’s my life and it was a tough decision to make. I am tired […] Life, I feel like I’m suffering,” said the young woman, who claims to have made the decision, “with a clear head”.
Despite everything, she does not rule out a change of mind. “I still want to live many things,” she said.
It is still possible that the influencer’s approach will falter. In order to have access to medical euthanasia in Belgium, a person requesting it must meet several criteria. In particular, despite the treatments that exist, it must be impossible to cure it.
According to doctor Yves de Locht, with whom Olympe was in contact, proving that the young woman could not heal would be “a long and difficult road,” he said in an interview with Le Parisien last Monday.
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