Tag: National Suicide Awareness Month

Taking Care of Oneself When Someone You Know is Suicidal

This article is written to the family members and friends who love someone with dissociative identity disorder or any mental health issue who are suicidal.   Suicide is a topic most folks would rather not speak about. It is frightening that someone they love could decide they do not...

Changing the Statistics of Suicide

***Trigger Warning*** The following article contains many references to suicide and death by suicide that may not be suitable for some people. If you are easily disturbed by such a topic, please, do not read any farther.   The month of September was suicide awareness month and I have...

Am I Real? Do I Fit Into the World? What Makes Me Stay Here?

Having dissociative identity disorder, sometimes I wake up in the morning asking myself some interesting yet devastating questions. The three self-exploring questions I’ve mentioned in the title are the biggest and hardest to answer. During National Suicide Awareness Month, I felt it appropriate to ask and attempt to answer...