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Understanding Betrayal Trauma

Children are entirely dependent upon their caregivers for everything, food, clothing, reassurance, and mental stability. When this dependence is broken by abuse, children feel rejected and struggle for any attention the child can gain from their caregivers.   This phenomenon is known as betrayal trauma, where the child depends...

The Danger of Opioid Addiction

I have written on the topic of opioids before, but I cannot stop raising the red flag for those who have dissociative identity disorder because so many of us abuse them in one form or another. This message may mean life or death to some who read it today....

Dormant Alters

You have lived with alters all your life and heard their voices in your mind, then boom! The voices go silent. What you may be experiencing is alter dormancy. What is alter dormancy, and how can you cope when the voices go silent? This article will attempt to describe...

Why is it Called Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Dissociative identity disorder is a controversial diagnosis that, despite all the stigma and discrimination, is slowly becoming better understood in the world of psychiatry. Dissociative identity disorder (DID) was once known as multiple personality disorder. Why did they change the name? Wasn’t the old name sufficient? This article will...

The Importance of a Treatment Plan

Upon seeing a mental health specialist, we are often unclear about what brought us there, our purpose for seeing them, and our goals for the future. One method mental health professionals use to help both you and they guide your healing journey is to form a treatment plan. But...

How Do Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect You Today?

The answer will leave you speechless.   Adults who experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), aka traumatic experiences as children, still pay for what happened to them years, even decades later. But what are adverse childhood experiences? And how do they affect you today? This article shall attempt to explain...

Abandonment

Most people who live with dissociative identity disorder have known abandonment. Abandonment for children is when the child is experiencing mental anguish, but their caregivers are not attuned and ignore their silent cries for help. This article will tackle abandonment and hopefully, after reading it you will understand and...

Hope in the Face of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

June was PTSD Awareness Month This series in June has focused on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and how it affects those who live with its symptoms. PTSD is, as we have seen, a life-altering disorder that changes the direction of many people’s lives. In this article, we shall focus...

Help for Hospitalized Multiples

A friend of mine, MJ Schier, recently had the experience of being hospitalized for a medical condition. Before she went, she made up a file of information to share with her doctors and caregivers while she was in the hospital recovering. She asked me to share this with you....