Dealing with the Voices of Alters

As anyone who has dissociative identity disorder (DID) can tell you, one of the worst symptoms is hearing the voices of the other alters as they vie for attention. These voices can be overwhelming, leaving multiples shocked and dismayed.   This article will focus on how hearing the voices...

Dissociative Identity Disorder as a Developmental Disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) has long baffled those in the mental health field. The controversy surrounding DID, and the stigma even cause some mental health professionals to disbelieve its existence.   However, what if I told you that dissociative identity disorder isn’t a mental health concern at all? This...

Self-harm and Complex Trauma

***Trigger Warning***   This article includes an honest discussion about self-harming behavior, a topic that is highly triggering to some. Caution is advised.   Self-harm is something people do when they are so overwhelmed by emotions that they do not know what to do. Indeed, self-harming behavior does bring...

Self-Harming Behaviors

***Trigger Warning***   This article includes an honest discussion about self-harming behavior. Although this piece contains no descriptions of self-harm, this is a topic that is highly triggering to some. Caution is advised.     Self-harming behaviors leave lasting scars and often feelings of shame. For those who have...

Glimmers

Those of us who have survived complex trauma understand all too well the concept and actions of triggers. Triggers can throw us back to times in our lives when we were abused and otherwise harmed, leaving us shaken and reliving the past.   However, have you ever heard of...

Men Who Love Too Much

We are all familiar with stories of women who are victims of abuse from their husbands. We’ve read the headlines where the offending spouse is arrested and imprisoned for what they have done to their wives.   However, how often do you see stories of men abused by their...

New DID Therapist Directory

I had to get online and tell you about the new directory by Multiplied by One. If you need a therapist specializing in DID, this may be a great resource. Good luck on your quest and your healing journey. See the link below. https://directory.multipliedbyone.org/...

Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Window of Tolerance

One of the worst symptoms of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) must be the inability to get and maintain self-regulation. This article will focus on what self-regulation is and how to obtain it.   What is CPTSD?     CPTSD is a chronic condition brought on by exposure to...

Some Tips About Going or Returning to College

So, you want to go to college or return there to earn a degree. Congratulations! That’s wonderful! Do you know the first steps to fulfilling your dream? If not, this article is for you.   I am planning on returning to college to attend Illinois State University in the...

Victim Mentality

We’ve all been there. We wake up some mornings with a bad attitude toward life. We feel the world is against us and wish people would treat us better. For most people, that sucky attitude passes as we get on with our lives.   However, what is it like...

World Mental Health Awareness Day  

The CPTSD Foundation, for which I work, is dedicated to helping all who come to us gain and maintain optimum mental health in any way we can. For this reason, I have come to you in this article with more information to enhance your healing journey, celebrating World Mental...

Self-sabotage in Finances, Mental Health, and Spiritual Fulfillment

As survivors of trauma, many people have developed bad habits that harm their financial, mental, and physical well-being. There are many causes for this harmful behavior; many unconsciously repeat patterns learned from their caregivers.   This article will focus on self-sabotage and how it can affect your finances, mental...