The Blogger Recognition Award


The Blogger Recognition Award comes to me from My Eye Candy

I want to thank Eye Candy for nominating me for this award.

The Blogger Recognition Award is a way to say thank you to bloggers who inspire and support other bloggers.

Rule number one: Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog–  Done!

Rule Number Two: Provide a link to the award creator. I don’t know who created this award.

Rule Number Three: Nominate fifteen other bloggers, (or more) excluding yourself and the person who nominated you.

The bloggers that I’ve nominated for this award inspire me by the way they interact with and support other bloggers. I can easily make a list six times as long as this.

Life of an El Paso Woman

Mental Breakin Progress


Life as a Garden

Erika Kind

Son of a Beach

Mind and Life Matters

Kitt O’Malley

Heathers Helpers

Nurse Kelly

Hummingbird Redemption

Living a Beautiful Life

Visionarie kindness


Everything I Never Told You

Seeing the Whisper

The Lonely Author


Poetic Parfait




As usual, if you have an award free blog please accept this as a gesture of my appreciation.

Rule #4 State why you started your blog.

I started my blog as an adjunct to my therapy and to help debunk the myths that surround Dissociative Identity Disorder.

For some people everything is a game and that includes the pain of other people.

I have met people who use the internet to fake DID.

DID is not a role play game. It is a real and very painful trauma symptom that kills people.

At the bottom of this post is a screen shot of the diagnostic profile in my online chart at Kaiser.

You will see that Kaiser regularly updates the diagnostic profile of its patients which is why the dates are so recent.

I am posting this screen-shot because someone is spreading the rumor that I admitted to ‘faking’ my DID.

The only reason to spread that kind of lie is to sabotage my blog and my efforts as a mental health advocate.

I trust that the people who regularly read my blog can see that I am not the kind of man who plays adolescent mind games.

I’m also posting this screen-shot because I’m sick of hearing the word ‘controversial’ used to describe DID.

How controversial can DID be when it is diagnosed by a behavioral health system that prefers to treat substance abuse disorders and in which the doctor’s cheerfully say they know nothing about the illness and show no inclination to learn.

I see an outside psychotherapist.

Kaiser covers my psychotherapy and has since it began in 2010.

For profit medicine does not spend money on illnesses that don’t exist.

I have three serious mental health problems, with DID being the most difficult to treat to resolution.

My blog began as a way for my alternates to communicate with my therapist; and as I have grown my blog has evolved.

It now serves as a way for me to discuss the everyday struggle to thrive and to have a quality of life and art that gives me pride.

One can have a mental illness and be smart and strong at the same time.

The most brutal stigma against people with mental illnesses is that somehow we are ‘mentally weak’ and that people who are illness free are ‘mentally strong’.

It takes mental strength to break through the wall of stigma that our culture has constructed to dehumanize people with mental illnesses.

I defy anyone without a mental illness to spend a month living as if you have one.

If you still think you’re so “mentally strong” after living thirty days as someone with a mental illness then go back and do it again.

Kaiser Diagnostic Profile



70 thoughts on “The Blogger Recognition Award

  1. Congratulations! Bravo! And thank you so much Rob. I think people with mental illness have the gift of being forced to go very deep within, and there we find a higher power, one that gives dignity to illness and clarity to stupidity. Bless you my friend.

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    1. Hello! It’s good to see you! I wondered if posting a print out of my diagnosis was going too far but then I thought, oh why not! I am getting impatient with the stupidity that encroaches on my life by presuming to know more about my mind and history than I do. When I go to a doctor I want him to interested in my symptoms and in helping me to find a way to heal. I don’t want to hear that what I have is soooooo controversial that no one has bothered to learn how to treat it. It’s annoying…know what I mean? 🙂

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    1. Thank you for your visit and your reply. I don’t know if it’s noble…I think of it as selfish altruism. If I make the world a little better for other people, I make it a little better for me too. 🙂

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      1. My pleasure 🙂
        Noble: having or showing fine personal qualities or high moral principles.
        My bad. You are a noble person and your work reflects your high moral principles 🙂
        The world needs more selfish altruism like yours 🙂


  2. Reblogged this on Erika Kind and commented:

    HOLY JOY! What is going on today? I thought Christmas just passed but today truly feels like Christmas. The GirlLoveChallenge from Sandra, being recogniced in the Lesson 10 Blogging University 101 from Bojenn, and now the Blogger Recognintion Award from our wonderful Robert! Truly one of those bloggers I could chat for ours and get deeper and deeper into the matter. Interaction with Robert is fantastic. So thank you so much for considering me for this award!
    My Nominees are:
    Nimi Naren

    I hope you guys see this post! Happy Sunday/Monday to all of you!

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  3. Congrats on receiving the award.

    You are very generous giving someone 30 days…lol I say 5 seconds in my mind…that can give an idea. Your last three blocks of this post…yes.

    Fk whoever says you are faking.


  4. Congratulations to this very special award, Robert! I am glad you started blogging as part of your therapy! It is not only therapy for you but also for us since we learn so much through your posts.
    Now thank you for nominating me. It is an honor to get this award but even the bigger honor to get it from you! Thank you!


  5. Congratulations, Rob! You truly deserve this award. Thank you so much for the nomination — I’m honored and delighted! I’m already following several of your nominees and look forward to visiting the others.

    I’m sorry that you’ve been (and are being) harassed online. This is a downside of the Internet, and others have similar experiences unfortunately. Your blog continues to help many people and I hope that you’re not too discouraged. For all those causing you problems there are many more who value you and your blog. Thank you for all that you do for those wanting help and those enjoying other aspects of your online activities. 🙂


    1. Thank you Dani and you are right. I must be doing something right…and this harassment is already winding down because it’s not going to give the person the payoff they want.
      And in many ways its made me stronger. Resistance is part of life…it’s almost Darwinian.

      Thank you for being one of the first to read my blog and for your comments which always enlighten and encourage….

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