May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a fact that most of you are already aware. The goal of having a month in honor of those who live with mental health challenges is to start a conversation about mental illness. Only if mental illness is brought out into the bright sunlight can it be recognized not [...]
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
Just who is Shirley J. Davis?
I have risen like a Phoenix from the flames that made me who I am. This is my personal story.
Why? The most basic question of all survivors of childhood trauma.
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.
Across the world nearly 800,000 commit suicide each year which is one person every 40 seconds, according to the World Health Organisation. With 65,000 people attempting suicide each year and hundreds of thousands of people thinking about committing suicide, World Suicide Prevention day aims to open up the conversations and help those in the [...]
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
There is a lot of confusion in the minds of people living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, mental health clinicians, and the general public about what the different parts involved in DID actually are and how they are formed. I would like to try to shed some light on this important subject. Although I am not [...]
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. [...]