Guest Post: Dissociative Identity Disorder

A nice concise explanation of DID


Today I have a guest blog from Sarah-Jayne about living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, this is a mental health condition we don’t hear an awful lot about and this post is quite eye opening in terms of what living with this condition can be like.

Like most mental health diagnoses Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a very individual experience. Rather than seeing DID in terms of symptoms to be cured it can be more helpful to see DID as a coping mechanism in response to trauma. Previously referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder, DID should not be confused with schizophrenia, nor is it a personality disorder.

DID is not easily attributed to any cause, but research into the condition has shown that various conditions are often met in order for DID to develop. Trauma alone does not account for it, people have experienced trauma and not gone on to develop…

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Writer: Find Your True Expression! (Guest Blog)

A guest blog by Eliza at SurvivedNarc

Eye of the Writer

Writer: Find Your True Expression!

Thank you  – @SurvivedNarc

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed“.

– Ernest Hemingway.

Skip vanilla donuts!
So, let’s “bleed”, Hemingway style. Why? Simply because it works. I can testify to that, from my personal blog. I noticed that sometimes my posts wouldn’t get that much attention, only a few likes, even fewer comments. I wondered what was wrong. I looked at the text and couldn’t find any major faults with it. The topic was, or at least should be, interesting to many people. The text was neither too short, nor too long. What was wrong with it? Probably not much. Except: it lacked the heart, the blood and the guts. It was bland. It was – a vanilla donut.

Your audience can have a vanilla donut anytime. They chew it up and forget…

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