This morning I took a tour of the videos available on YouTube put out there by people about DID. What I found disturbed me. While some were honest videos from people in varying states of recovery, many were obviously created by people caught up in what they believe to be a sensational diagnosis. Living [...]
Why are we pointing fingers instead of doing the hard work of finding solutions?
Words can change the world or destroy it.
Thank God for people like Bethany Brand who write in support of people living with DID
I have spoken on a podcast for The Core Brain Journal. I spoke on the realities of living with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Please check out the link below and let me know what you think. Pod Cast on DID
I decided to write this piece outlining the reasons I do not use material that describes who the person(s) were who perpetrated the severe abuse I experienced as a child.
In my blog, I have featured many articles about Dissociative Identity Disorder because it is a diagnosis I have intimate knowledge about. However, DID isn't the only diagnosis I wish to speak about here, as the stigma and heartbreaking trauma brought on by many diagnoses must be spoken of so that research can be encouraged. [...]
Shirley J. Davis Note from author: There are two sets of people to which this article is targeted; mental health professionals, and adult survivors of childhood trauma. There is an area of childhood trauma that few will write about, the emotions that young children feel when confronted with repeated and severe trauma. The trauma I [...]
Shirley J. Davis I have spent almost my entire life unable to sleep unaided. Only if I take some type of medication will my thoughts and body slow down enough for me to sleep. Even as a very young child, I can remember lying awake at night listening to my family sleeping. Such is the [...]
Shirley J. Davis I found this wonderful article on the internet from the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. You can find this article and many more at the following Link. ARTICLE SITE Harvard Review of Psychiatry Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2016 Jul; 24(4): 257–270. Published online 2016 Jul 8. doi: 10.1097/HRP.0000000000000100 PMCID: PMC4959824 Separating Fact from Fiction: An Empirical [...]
If you have ever wondered what it is like to live with a condition like Dissociative Identity Disorder, than I invite you to read this short story I wrote as a tribute to my therapist who retired in September 2016. One will immediately notice that the timing of the story does not flow, but jumps [...]
Dissociative Identity in a Nutshell Owned and Written by Shirley J. Davis Dissociative Identity Disorder in a Nutshell is a blog site dedicated to the dissemination of true and honest information about Dissociative Identity Disorder, a condition once called Multiple Personality Disorder. While I am not a mental health professional and only possess an Associate [...]
Shirley J. Davis As any of you who have read this blog know, I live with a condition known as Dissociative Identity Disorder, what was once known as Multiple Personality Disorder. DID is a very controversial diagnosis among the professionals of the mental health field and I believe I have identified some of the reasons [...]
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 in our childhoods. This is [...]