Mental disorders do not discriminate. Anybody, irrespective of age, gender or social status, can suffer from a mental health problem. However, owing to the stigma attached to it, very few talk about it or even seek treatment. Porn star August Ames, who reportedly committed suicide in December 2017, was one of the few personalities who have talked about their struggles with various mental conditions.
Just three months before her death, Ames had opened up about her struggle with bipolar, depression and multiple personality disorder. She also talked about the trauma of sexual abuse that she experienced during her childhood. In a podcast interview, Ames narrated her memories of the sexual assault that caused her depression and became the trigger for bipolar disorder and multiple personality disorder. Read more