On July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law was a huge leap forward in helping the people of the United States facing mobility and other disabling conditions conquer many of the barriers we face in everyday life. What better way to celebrate Mental [...]
Many of us in the DID community live day to day with broken hearts. Betrayed by our mothers, we see the third Sunday in May as a day to mourn what we should have had as children but didn’t. So, today I’m going to write about Mother’s Day, beginning with the tragedy of the one [...]
Are you a #parent of a child or teenager with misophonia and sound sensitivity? IF so, I'm happy to announce a webinar about parenting a child or teen who has the diagnosis of misophonia. Misophonia, meaning "hatred of sound", was proposed in 2000 as a condition in which negative emotions, thoughts, and physical reactions are triggered by [...]
This morning I’m going to write about my anxiety. I haven’t felt this horrible since the early 1990s when I was first in treatment for dissociative identity disorder. I constantly feel like I’m going to jump out of my skin and like something horrible is going to happen any minute. These feelings are compounded by [...]
Those of you who read the material I write on this website know two things about me. One, I am a very strong survivor who has been through hell, and two, I am going through hell right now. It's on days like this one that I ask myself, will I ever heal from the brokenness [...]
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 [...]
Good morning everyone. It is only 3:47 am as I'm writing this post. Sigh. Such is the life of someone with DID. Anyway, I wanted to shoot out this post to let you know what I'm up to. Man, am I busy! Illinois House Mental Health Committee I'm going today to the capital of Illinois, [...]
I have finally done it. I have begun a video series on YouTube about DID from my life experiences. I'll be posting either weekly or bi-weekly videos on YouTube about different subjects including: Research on DID Diagnosing DID Misdiagnosing DID Coping Skills Learning to Communicate with Your Alters Pitfalls in Therapy Integration Challenges And much, [...]
One of the hardest realities our society faces, the fact that women sexually molest children, makes us shudder.
Most of you, my readers, understand the definition of trauma having lived through more than enough as children. However, how many of you know what is meant by trauma-informed care? In this article, we are going to explore what trauma-informed care is and the different ways it can be incorporated into a therapeutic relationship [...]
Gotta love that lab muppet! Anyway, I was interviewed on a podcast by Hanna Kebedde and it was broadcast last evening. She was gracious enough to share the link to share with all of you! So, tune in and sit down for an indepth interview of me talking about what I know about dissociative identity [...]
The words we use to describe ourselves have a huge impact on how we are treated. If we call ourselves by a term that means something negative, we will inevitably be treated in a negative fashion. There are terms used to describe those of us who live with mental health conditions. However, those words, [...]
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