One of the hardest articles that we've written is this one. It's personal, emotional, authentic and vulnerable. It's our adult life story and how psychology broke it with a label they refuse to serve with evidence based treatment or specialized therapy. TW for suic*de attempts, hospitalization, non graphic. Timeline: 2001 First job, ice cream parlor.… Continue reading Our life before & after getting diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder
In 1980 the DSM-3 was released and with that Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) was now something that could be diagnosed. The three part diagnostic criteria were simple: A, the existence of two or more distinct personalities. B, each personality is unique with its own behaviour patterns and relationships. C, the personality that is dominant at… Continue reading MPD and DID & why non disordered Plurals do not have factitious disorder
My name is Sarah& Clark and we live with dissociative identity disorder. We also self identify as Plural. Together with an amazing team, we run a facebook support group called AlterNation Plural Safe Space. Here we invite all sorts of Plurals to find community & support. We often talk with people there, who explain they… Continue reading FAQ resource about Plurality
The Stronghold System from Power to the Plurals responds to the ‘’six-year follow-up of the treatment of patients with dissociative disorders study’’ After our episode on the SystemSpeak podcast, which was epic by the way, so we highly recommend you check out their amazing work! Some people pointed out (including or after Mister Barach’s comments)… Continue reading 12.8% times two – Our response to the six-year follow-up TOP DD study.
This article mentions harassment with minor details. My name is Amee, i am a protector in our system and I spoke about how therapists should call us by our individual names & on integration before in video format. (video at the end of this article!) After a recent experience, I felt the need to further… Continue reading ‘’If it’s not broken, don’t fix it!’’ & the double edged sword that is integration.
When I first heard about the word compersion, I was extremely relieved. There was not only a word for what I experienced, there were other people on this planet who experienced the same thing! If you don’t know us on a more personal level, you might not be aware that we live our life… Continue reading From jealousy to compersion within Plurality
German French Dutch Spanish English: This list is intended for Plurals & people with dissociative identity disorder, who want to get to know and connect more with their alters. It is intended to help you improve understanding, acceptance, internal communication & community with the others in your system. Please remember that the goal of this… Continue reading Get to really know your alters with this easy list!
Anyone who has watched a DID youtube video, or read a few posts in a support group, has seen it pass by: The theory of Structural dissociation, written by Ellert Neijenhuis, Onno van der Hart, Suzette Boon and Kathy Steele. It’s good to know that in 1987, the writers of this theory already referred to… Continue reading Why the theory of Structural dissociation is ableist
A Recovery Bill of Rights For Survivors Copyright 1995 by Thomas V. Maguire, Ph.D. All rights reserved, except that permission is hereby granted to freely reproduce and distribute this document, provided that it is reproduced unaltered in its entirety and distributed free of charge. As a Matter of Personal AUTHORITY, You Have the Right . .… Continue reading A Recovery Bill of Rights For Survivors
A thought; We still often connect switching with triggers. By now many people say switches come from positive or negative triggers. But do they? By talking about switching like this, don't we make it a bigger deal then it is? Years from now, when I truly can see myself as a non disordered system, (as… Continue reading Growing in your Plural Pride part 1