Distressed and bewildered by her behavior, he blamed Donald Trump, saying,” Trump is triggering people with mental illnesses” and I agreed.
“I generally believe he thinks black people are dangerous and Mexicans are rapists,” Arnold said. “He believes that. As he perpetuates that fear to America, watch out Mueller is lying; he is after me. And so, Americans are sitting home like Roseanne and her fans, are like, oh my God, what is happening out there? And they get anxiety.” Tom Arnold
In 1991, Roseanne Barr came out as an incest survivor with DID.
I knew she was telling the truth when I read this:
“It’s like living in a maze. It’s like that old woman who keeps adding on to her house … But the parts don’t get along and some of them have some real strange ideas about how to defend ” ABC News
When Roseanne Barr refers to her alternates as having ‘strange ways to defend’, she is referring to protector alternates and gatekeeper alternates.
Protector Alternates focus on perceived threats, and often find dependence, emotional needs and close relationships (attachment) threatening.
Gatekeeper Alternates control which alters take control of the body, and when.
Pathological Narcissists are lethal to people with DID; I’m talking about dishonest and psychologically abusive men and women who invade our lives with chaos and lies and expect us to love them for it.
Abusers use our trust to inflict damage on us and never apologize for it.
Abusers don’t want friends or lovers; they want hostages.
People with DID share certain primary symptoms but each of us forms a
unique system of alternates.
I have two protectors but one of them is also a gatekeeper.
When I’m not on the Internet, I am someone named Matthew.
Matthew is a devout Catholic who has faith in human nature.
Matthew thinks pathological narcissism is an illness.
Please note: This post is not a defense of Roseann Barr’s behavior or comments. Mental illness is not an excuse for bad behavior unless a patient is genuinely out of control and in need of emergency services.
If your primary treatment provider is an outside therapist, ask him or
her to communicate your treatment status and history to the facility.
All decisions regarding your stay should be made by your therapist.
Confirm that intake physician at the treatment facility has spoken to
your outside therapist after you arrive .
Ask if the staff knows how to treat dissociative symptoms.
If you have concerns about the quality of your treatment, speak to the
Do treat the staff with respect and consideration. Most people want
to do a good job.
Do tell the staff about suicidal thoughts or self-destructive alternates.
Discuss your physical health and if one is needed, ask for a physical.
If you are diabetic or have high blood pressure, ask the staff to check your blood pressure and sugar levels. Diabetes and high blood pressure affect mood.
Ask for a medication assessment. Mention all unusual side effects or problems.
Don’t enter a hospital or day clinic alone. Ask your partner and friends to call and ask about your progress. Make sure that you sign the releases the clinic needs to discuss your case with friends and family.
(c) Rob Goldstein 2017-2018
This post is specific to people with Dissociative and other Trauma