Mirror Mirror on the Wall

  Shirley J. Davis One of the seldom discussed phenomenon which often accompanies Dissociative Identity Disorder is the presence of visual hallucinations. These hallucinations can take the form of seeing an alter in the mirror who looks completely different from the body of the person living with DID. Let...

Research on Dissociative Identity Disorder

Slogar, S. (2011). “Dissociative Identity Disorder: Overview and Current Research.” Inquiries Journal/Student Pulse, 3(05). Retrieved from http://www.inquiriesjournal.com/a?id=525 Dissociative Identity Disorder: Overview and Current Research By Sue-Mei Slogar 2011, VOL. 3 NO. 05 Abstract This paper entails a description of factors related to diagnosis and treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder....

Affect of Trauma on a Child’s Brain

  D’Orazio, S. J. (2016). “Assessing the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Brain Development.” Inquiries Journal, 8(07). Retrieved from http://www.inquiriesjournal.com/a?id=1429 Assessing the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Brain Development By Stephen J. D’Orazio 2016, VOL. 8 NO. 07 Abstract In this paper, I review the course of...

The Return of My Old Friend Depression

  Depression has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was first treated for this debilitating condition when I was only five years old and it has almost cost my life several times. In fact, my first attempt to end my life...

Why Continue To Go To Empty People For Love?

Many of us spend a lot of our time looking for love and understanding in the wrong places. These places are people who are only out for their own interest or who simply are not capable of being the person’s we need them to be. They are dry wells....

2017 Trauma and Dissociation Conference

  Here is a link to an informative video about the 2017 Trauma and Dissociation Conference hosted by the Ivory Garden DID Support Group. CEU’s are offered and the speakers are at the top in their field. This conference is not just for professionals, but also for survivors and...

NAMI Speech

I recently was honored to present a speech for NAMI (National Alliance of Mentally Ill) at the public library in Champaign, Illinois on Dissociative Identity Disorder (once known as Multiple Personality Disorder). It went very well and I was featured on Fox Illinois News the following day. I have...

Self-Esteem

How we see ourselves is the way we believe deep inside and determines whether we will succeed or fail in life. This is a fundamental fact when it comes to overcoming any obstacle in life, and is especially true when recovering from any type of mental challenge. I can...

Personal Responsibility

  One of the truly hardest things I’ve had to face in my life has been taking responsibility for who I am and not continuing to hide behind the abuse of my childhood or my mental health diagnosis as an excuse for bad behavior. I lived at one time...