Hello, Silly ol' me is using a tree metaphor once again to talk about Dissociative Identity Disorder and the very many different areas of healing work to do in DID therapy. It's "Tree Tree-ment" for dissociative trauma treatment. Ha ha ha. :mrgreen: :lol: :roll: :mrgreen: This particular video follows along with the article, 50 Treatment Issues for Dissociative Identity Disorder . I call this … [Read more...]
Article Links Made – Finally!
Hello Everyone, I have a page on this blog that lists all the articles I’ve written in chronological order since the beginning of the Discussing Dissociation blog. Several people have asked me over the past few months to make links for each of the articles in order to make it easier to navigate around and to find the various topics. And, while BTC tried to assist me with that long ago (thanks, BTC!), I just … [Read more...]
Addressing Depression in Trauma Disorders
It is no secret that trauma survivors get depressed, and depression is the most commonly known and experienced mental health disorder. Typical depression symptoms include: Suicidal thoughts, recurring death thoughts, death wishes Suicidal behavior and suicide attempts Self destructive behavior, self injury, self harm Feelings of worthlessness, guilt, self hatred, or not deserving to live Loss … [Read more...]
DID Trauma Survivors and Getting Support from Other People – or not?
Dissociative trauma survivors need emotional support. However, this can be difficult to achieve. As the show, "United States of Tara" is gradually starting to demonstrate, survivors with Dissociative Identity Disorder have friends and family members that offer varying levels of support: Those that find dissociative trauma survivors to be really good, kind, decent, and wonderful people, and will stand by them … [Read more...]
When It’s Dark and Scary on the Inside…
Trauma survivors with Dissociative Identity Disorder can see an internal world. Step back, turn around an look inside - it will be there. What happens if you have looked inside and all you see is a lot of darkness, or desolation, and not so many people with welcome arms? First of all, think about what internal darkness means to you as an individual. There are a variety of … [Read more...]