Category: Discussing Dissociation

It’s Dissociative Identity Disorder Awareness Day!

It’s March 5th, the day that folks everywhere who live with the diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder gather to spread awareness. Research and Essays on DID To help raise awareness I have made a compilation of some of the papers and essays out there concerning DID. The list is...

It’s Dissociative Identity Disorder Awareness Day!

It’s March 5th, the day that folks everywhere who live with the diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder gather to spread awareness. Research and Essays on DID To help raise awareness I have made a compilation of some of the papers and essays out there concerning DID. The list is...

Dissociative Identity Disorder, A Global Phenomenon

Many mental health professionals and people in the public have the impression that dissociative identity disorder was a fad from the 80s and 90s. They believe erroneously that people who present with an altered state of consciousness like is present with DID are either faking it, have been led...

Insights on Suicide from Someone Who Has Survived

Choosing to die by suicide has become an epidemic in the United States. I lost my mother to it in 2012 and have almost become a statistic at least three times. As many of you know already, I recently gave a short speech at a function to raise awareness...

Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) and Adverse Childhood Experiences

If you are like most people, you need a deeper explanation of Complex Traumatic-Stress Disorder. I wrote the following article for The CPTSD Foundation to aid others in understanding this life-altering condition that is the direct result of traumatic events either in childhood or as an adult. As many of my...

Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Changes to the Human Brain

I’ve been writing for a wonderful organization the CPTSD Foundation. I was told I could share my pieces from their website. The CPTSD Foundation is dedicated to helping others. I’ll use a quote from their website that describes what they do best. “Here at CPTSD Foundation, we are taking...

I Haven’t Forgotten You

Life has a funny way of biting us the butt sometimes. I mean, I had a nasty bout of seasonal affectiveness disorder that held me down for over a month. SAD affects millions of people living in the northern climate regions like I do. It brings on depression (duh),...

I Don’t Want to Feel Alone, but I Do

This post is going to be different. I’m not going to be brutally honest about how I have been feeling and it isn’t pretty. I want to be honest with you so that you can see I do understand. I understand the struggles of living with dissociative identity disorder...

Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Sensational Diagnosis?

This morning I took a tour of the videos available on YouTube put out there by people about DID. What I found disturbed me. While some were honest videos from people in varying states of recovery, many were obviously created by people caught up in what they believe to...