Being an Invisible Child

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 [...]

Ivory Garden DID Support Group and Chat

I have been privileged to belong for many years to an online support group called Ivory Garden. Through it I have found lasting friendships and hope that has helped to carry me to where I am in my new life after trauma.   There are those who think that this site is like other dissociative [...]

The Freedom of Responsibility

We all must make decisions in life. Do we do it in freedom or pain?

Traumatic Memory Retrieval in Dissociative Identity Disorder

Have you ever wanted to know just of what a "repressed" memory is and how it is formed?

Treating the Brain Damage Caused by Severe Childhood Trauma

Can Mental Health Disorders be Cured? There is Hope!

Breaking Free: Stage One

Breaking free of the affects of the past takes time. My goal is to offer hope.

Do You Understand the Difference?

Whose fault/responsibility is my life? Mine or someone else's?

I Refuse to be Undefined by Trauma

Just who is Shirley J. Davis?

The Neuropsychiatry of Dissociative Identity Disorder

What changes occur in the brains of people who live with DID?

Trauma and the Brain

An important work by Dr. Bessell van der Kulk

Rising from the Flames: My Story

I have risen like a Phoenix from the flames that made me who I am. This is my personal story.

Male Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

Men who were sexually abused as children, a helpful publication.

Shame in Adulthood

A scholarly paper on shame.

Why Do I Write About Dissociative Identity Disorder and Trauma?

I write a blog about life and trauma, why?

The Difficult Question, “Why?”

Why? The most basic question of all survivors of childhood trauma.