Living with DID can be difficult, but there are ways to make it easier. I offer some pearls of wisdom to those who will listen.
Triggers and the fear they bring can be overcome, but only if one faces them head-on.
I understand that many people who were harmed as children in ritual abuse, find Halloween a very hard day. Facing what happened on a day to day basis is hard enough, but a high day such as Halloween conjures memories that can be overwhelming. I Propose A New Way of Thinking I am proposing a [...]
We all have three basic choices in life, give up, give in, or give it all you've got.
I received an email this evening from SAMHSA, (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) announcing the following report had finally come out today from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. The piece encompasses the first in a ten-part series on the inpatient psychiatric treatment capacity in the United States. SAMHSA had [...]
I am pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity for peers and providers of mental health services being offered by an organization known as Gift of Voice. Located in Edwardsville, Illinois, Gift of Voice strives to train, empower and educate for the mental health of individuals, communities and churches. Gift of Voice is a faith based [...]
Police officers are trained to be authority figures, but these tactics often do not work on a person who is mentally compromised. What follows can be disastrous, not just for the mentally ill person, but for the police officer as well.
It is 2017, and we as a nation still have a silent epidemic that we don't want to talk about. Domestic Violence. I can't tell you how sad it makes me to have to post this page. You would think with all our advancements, and all our knowledge, we would have moved past this horrendous [...]
I've spent several of the past few years contemplating my life and the future, and I've come to one very important conclusion. Life isn't over, until it's over. While this simple phrase may not sound like much to some, to we who have survived severe trauma in childhood, it is a revelation. We were held [...]
I of all people understand the deep hole of depression. I understand the feelings of being overwhelmed by one's thoughts, and the need to hide. I can also relate to feelings of wanting to self-destruct. These powerful emotions can make life miserable, and threaten our existence. My words to you today are simple. I care. [...]
I rarely ever post online about what is going on in my private life. However, I'm making an exception today. I saw a video earlier of a woman who stated she was going to make a video series about living with Dissociative identity Disorder that wasn't going to be educational, nor sensational. She wanted to [...]
Despite global warming, the temperatures here in central Illinois are finally beginning to chill. It's raining as I sit writing this piece, and a chilly wind is blowing. I thought it would be a good morning to celebrate autumn by posting some jokes and funny gifs. Try not to boo too loudly, okay? Enjoy! Q: [...]
Last week I was published in a journal and today I received news that an interview I gave has been published! I am humbled and honored. Thanks for all the support! Interview with Shirley J. Davis
I've had some major success lately and I wanted you all to know about it. I wrote an article about the misconceptions clients sometimes have about the abilities of their therapists and it was published in a major therapy journal! The MedCrave Addiction Medicine and Therapy Journal published my article The Expectations of Therapists: A [...]
I have been horribly busy with my college school work and I apologize for not posting more this past week or so. Sheesh! Soon life will settle down for a few weeks after this semester. So, here’s some funny gifs to make up to you for my lack of attention to my blog!!!! [...]