Some Great Resources to Help With Trauma and Dissociation


I have been privileged to be involved with several organizations who have put out great information on defeating childhood trauma and its consequences. These resources include books and Facebook pages. I wanted to share these wonderful resources with my readers.


This book was written by a good friend of mine, Jessica Baker. It is a short book offering a first- hand account of growing up in an abusive home and not only surviving but thriving.

This book is being offered on Amazon at the following link in Kindle format only at this time.

In Her Shadow I Stand and I Fall is now being offered for free on my blog Simply scroll to the bottom of the screen, and click on the link to the books name.

Jessica owns a website called The Road Less Taken. It can be found at the following link:


to be contnued

I am 1 in 4 is a community dedicated to sharing our stories of our mental health. Doing so is both cathartic and helpful for others who are also suffering. In this book many different people speak from the heart about their mental health and share what they have learnt on their journey.

To Be Continued is offered on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats at the following link:

I am 1 in 4 also has a great Facebook page.


Book Description:

Poignantly written with heartbreaking honesty, Grief Diaries: Through the Eyes of DID offers 17 compelling true stories of living with dissociative identity disorder.

Denise Purcell was born the oldest of seven in Syracuse, New York. She is the mother of five girls and a talented artist, published poet, and mental health advocate. She also shares her body with 16 other parts, each with their own name, age, and identity. Kerryjane Voth has a B.A. in Business Administration and is an award-winning musician. She is the mother of three, grandmother of seven, and functions with 34 dissociated parts.

Denise, Kerryjane and 15 others bravely share their stories in Through the Eyes of DID, and candidly share who they see when they look in the mirror, how they decide what to wear for the day, where they go when an alter is fronting, and how they maintain intimate relationships. Despite such challenges, each boldly exposes what it’s like to share one body with multiple parts, alters, identities and personalities.

Grief Diaries is an award-winning book series dedicated to raising awareness about stigmatized experiences and offering healing and hope by sharing journeys. A portion of proceeds from the sale of this book is donated to the National Alliance of Mental Health.

Through the Eyes of D.I.D. is available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats at the following link:

Grief Diaries, owned by Linda Fell, also has a wonderful presence on Facebook.

did in a nutshell

No mention of books that can help with a traumatic childhood and dissociation would be complete if I didn’t plug my own book Dissociative Identity Disorder in a Nutshell: A First-Hand Account.

Book Description:

Dissociative identity Disorder in a Nutshell is a book dealing with the realities of living with a dissociative disorder without using sensationalism but relying on as many facts as possible. Written by a person who has been through 27 years of intensive therapy to recover from DID the book talks about recovery, integration and finally leaving therapy for good, some topic not discussed at length in other works of its this type.

This book is available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle format at the following link:

There is also a free book I and Jessica Baker have written that is offered at the bottom of my blog The title is The Tears Will Cease: Recovery from Dissociative Identity Disorder. It is offered in PDF form as a free download.

Book Description:

Authored by a person with lived experience with Dissociative Identity Disorder, The Tears Will Cease is written to help guide others living with the diagnosis to navigate the maze of confusing challenges of recovery through therapy. It is written in an easy to understand format so that anyone, whether a professional or not, can follow along.

I hope you will check out these resources and buy them. In doing so, you are supporting the writers of these books and in the some cases, aiding the organizations they support.


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