My name is Jack Bingham, I'm twenty-one and a full-blown mental patient. This is going to be a look into my mind-the way I've learned to cope with my mental illnesses. I wish I could tell you that my story is going to be chock-full of amazing insight, but a lot of it is learning what not to do. You'll get an idea of what it's like to have extreme obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and an addiction. When I say extreme OCD, that isn't hyperbole. I'm talking about me, a person who had to switch schools as a child because I felt everything and everyone had become contaminated. From washing my hands and showering for hours each day, to drinking and snorting everything in sight, this is my journey from shackles to freedom.