What Is It About Childhood Trauma that Causes DID? Today I’m going to touch on the subject, what it is that causes dissociative identity disorder? That, as you may have guessed by now, is a subject that has many dimensions ranging from attachment problems and a missed developmental stage to our bodies being flooded with [...]
I have this video several years ago and posted it to YouTube. It was my first power point project and my first ever video. I was unaware of the copyright issues with music, and am very grateful to Enya for allowing me to keep her song with my video. She is a peach! I [...]
Many of us who live with a diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder have faced the conundrum of trying to find adequate mental health care. In this article I’m going to discuss the hard choices people like myself must make to find any kind of care at all in our current national mental health system. [...]
The video below goes along with my last post about enjoying life. Remember, we're all in this together! https://youtu.be/HhZ1BdMtw_Q
Enjoy the beauty around you, after all, you only get one life.
I'm So Sorry, Don't Shoot!
Living With Dissociative Identity Disorder Can Be Very Hard.
I have often told people that surviving the treatment for dissociative identity disorder was as hard as surviving the trauma that caused it. I thought I’d write a piece explaining what I mean by this statement. Entering the Flames of Hell Somewhere in late 1989, when I was twenty-nine years old, I [...]
Today is the day we in the United States celebrate our independence and all the men and women who have given their lives and minds to keep us free. Things have been so damn serious lately in my life and in the world I decided to write a funny day for our day of [...]
As of Wednesday, June 27th I have been sober from prescription medications for three years. You see, for most of my life I have abused prescription medications. My addiction began in childhood when my mother gave me and my two brothers doses of her stash of pain pills to keep us [...]
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, [...]
I am facing my forty-year graduating class anniversary dinner in August. Such an event usually causes people to look forward to speaking with and seeing the people with which you went to school. For me the prospect brings back memories and emotions that are not lovely. I can remember moving to Illinois from [...]