There are many psychological disorders which, if you are not in the know, may seem obscure or strange. Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is one such condition. The public view of DID has been shaped by what they see in the movies and popular television programming. Many folks, upon hearing the many myths about the disorder, [...]
I know most of you have seen this quote before but today I'm going to explain what this unknown author's words mean to me. As a child, I was helpless to stop or control what happened to me. The people who harmed me didn't care what they were doing to my future, and for a [...]
While on the subject of conferences, I'll also be speaking at the annual NAMI Illinois conference!!! I'm very excited to be able to offer a speech to my fellow NAMI members on the topic of NAMI, THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN ILLINOIS. I'll be speaking on Saturday October 13th in the morning. However, don't just [...]
I’ve been talking to people about my life story for many years now. Recently I have begun trying to find someone who would be interested in writing a book and then a screenplay about my experiences. I think the true story of a person who lives with dissociative identity disorder would make one hell [...]
***Trigger Warning*** I normally veer away from writing triggering material on my blog site, but this is a message I feel very strongly needs to be shared. The following post is about suicide and the strong emotions that accompany both before and after an attempt is made. If you feel unable to read such material, [...]
100% OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WILL SUFFER FROM A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a fact that most of you are already aware. The goal of having a month in honor of those who live with mental health challenges is to start a conversation about mental illness. Only if mental illness is brought out into the bright sunlight can it be recognized not [...]
Since I do not fully grasp the horrors of misphonia, I am quoting the following explanation I have taken from WebMD. WebMD: Misphonia Do nails on a chalkboard make you cringe? Imagine if a sound could make you panic or fly into a rage. This is the case with misophonia -- a strong dislike or hatred of specific [...]