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The Plural Association Nonprofit is now a reality!

Dear reader, History was written on February fifth 2020 when we signed the paperwork at the notary and became an 'by plurals, for plurals' nonprofit! It's called The Plural Association Stichting, which is the Dutch word for nonprofit. To celebrate we launched the website you can visit it at: http://www.thepluralassociation.org  Please invite a plural friend… Continue reading The Plural Association Nonprofit is now a reality!

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Help us Fundraise for The Plural Association Non-Profit WarmLine!

Dear Plurals and other folks, you might have heard it already, here and here, but The Plural Association is registering as a nonprofit and starting a platform that includes an email, chat and a warmline phone service! Plural is an umbrella term, that The Plural Association defines as, anyone who self identifies as being or… Continue reading Help us Fundraise for The Plural Association Non-Profit WarmLine!

dissociative identity disorder, the plural association, Uncategorized

Watch our Q&A Fundraiser event for The Plural Association & it’s WarmLine!

January 9th 2020 at 2pm EST (New York) or 8PM CET (Amsterdam) The Plural Association (TPA) organises it's first fundraiser event. The live event has ended, you can now watch it back: Text continues under the video! We have decided to make this event online and for free on the Power to the Plurals youtube… Continue reading Watch our Q&A Fundraiser event for The Plural Association & it’s WarmLine!

dissociative identity disorder, the plural association, Uncategorized

The Plural nonprofit warmline

The Plural Association (TPA) has the mission to empower all Plurals worldwide, by connecting, supporting, and offering educational resources, so they can improve their quality of Plural life, through self-advocacy, the future warmline and the many other services that we offer to the community that we build together. In January 2020 The Plural Association will… Continue reading The Plural nonprofit warmline

Articles in other languages, dissociative identity disorder, Uncategorized

“Lerne dein System mit dieser Liste besser kennen!”

English French Dutch Spanish German: Diese Liste ist für Plurals gedacht, also Menschen, die Viele sind, und Leute mit dissoziativer Identitätsstörung, die mehr über ihr System wissen und enger mit ihm verbunden sein möchten. Sie ist gedacht um Verständnis, Akzeptanz, innere Kommunikation und Gemeinschaft zu fördern. Bitte bedenke, dass das Ziel dieser Kommunikation Verständnis, nicht… Continue reading “Lerne dein System mit dieser Liste besser kennen!”

dissociative identity disorder, Informative and educational writings, plurality, professionals, Uncategorized

Our life before & after getting diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder

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

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World Mental Health Day – How many people have Dissociative Identity Disorder? & FREE infographics!

Scroll down for free infographics to share! Today is World Mental Health Day. It’s also a day that is extremely triggering to some (s)RA survivors. It’s a strange combination but also an opportunity for education, advocacy & activism. In the past week and especially today we have seen such beautiful things online. Not only for… Continue reading World Mental Health Day – How many people have Dissociative Identity Disorder? & FREE infographics!

dissociative identity disorder, Informative and educational writings, plurality, Uncategorized

MPD and DID & why non disordered Plurals do not have factitious 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 

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FAQ resource about Plurality

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

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Best practise resource for RA Survivors in DID & Plural safe spaces.

Ritual abuse (RA) is abuse that is deliberate, repetitive and ritualistic in nature and often attached to specific dates. When this type of abuse happens in group context and/or when multiple groups participate, we speak of a collective trauma date. Often, but certainly not always these dates correlate with holidays. Many of us RA Survivors… Continue reading Best practise resource for RA Survivors in DID & Plural safe spaces.