Family Rejection: One of the Hazards of Getting Well

Shirley J. Davis One of the hardest parts of living with any mental illness is not being accepted by the people that most humans count on the most, our families. This is especially true if the mental health condition we are living with was caused primarily by severe trauma...

Dissociative Identity Disorder in a Nutshell: A First-Hand Account

[wpvideo EVpgBIqS] Shirley J. Davis I wrote this book as an attempt to reach out to others who live with DID to help them know that they are not alone, and that there is hope for recovery. Please click on the link below to find it on amazon. Thank...

An Explanation of Dissociation: In Laymen’s Terms

Shirley J. Davis There are many terms in psychology which, if you are not in the know, may seem obscure or strange. In my experience in speaking with in public, dissociation is one that many folks have never heard of or are confused by. That’s why I decided to...

Links for Information About Dissociative Identity Disorder and Trauma

Shirley J. Davis Below are some links to some great websites with compelling information and research on Dissociative Identity Disorder and Trauma. National Institutes of Health Tharavive Substance Abuse and Mental Health Adminsitration PsychCentral General Informative Articles Ivory Garden Articles and Resources Ivory Garden Trauma Related Articles The next...

Me, We, What?

Shirley J. Davis People are perplexed when they try to gain an understanding of what it must be like to live life with their personality splintered. Even therapists are often jumbled when it comes to conceiving of how it must be to constantly live in a world where one...

An Invitation from Author Shirley J. Davis

Shirley J. Davis I would like to personally invite you to visit my blog site, Dissociative Identity Disorder in a Nutshell. As the name suggests, it is full of information and articles on trauma and a disorder I know a great deal about, DID. I was diagnosed in 1990...

Exciting Guest Blog on Dissociative Identity Disorder Research

Since a few of us are rabidly into facts and physical proof, I’ve done some research to understand the biological and physiological changes that accompany DID and PTSD. While those with mental disorders may disparagingly be called “head cases,” it turns out that in the physical sense, that’s actually...

A Small Light Shining in the Darkness: Can It Change the World?

Shirley J. Davis I may not be the most astute person, nor am I rich or famous. My voice isn’t very loud, nor am I able to purchase large blocks of space in newspapers or magazines to advertise my story. Yet, there is an urgency in my heart that...

The Hell and Hope of Psychotherapy

Shirley J. Davis There are huge misunderstandings in both the public and professional worlds about the costs and benefits of seeing a Psychotherapist. While this article isn’t comprehensive in its scope about these issues, it is an attempt to reach out to both professionals and nonprofessionals alike to tell...

DID in a Nutshell in Top 25 Blog Sites!

  I won an award! Feedspot.com has chosen Dissociative Identity Disorder in a Nutshell to be number eleven on the list of top 25 blog spots specializing in DID! I am both humbled and proud. Please see the link below to read more. Top 25 Blog Sites on DID...