I have been thinking for sometime about how best to explain what it is like to live with Dissociative Identity Disorder, and eventually have decided that on this occasion pictures speak far more than words.
About 2 and half years ago I made a short video in preparation for a conference organised by An Infinite Mind, a US based non-profit organisation (a link is available in the Resources tab). The video formed part of a presentation that I gave at the organisations 2012 Healing Together conference entitled ‘Living with DID’. It explains far more easily the impact of DID and other dissociative disorders, then I could possibly do in a blog.
Whilst the film is a little dated, the content relating to Dissociative Identity Disorder is still highly relevant and accurate, the only thing that has changed; a little at least, is my appearance and some of the personal information as I have progressed on my journey towards becoming a survivor and my care needs have changed.
The film is relevant to anyone who wants to know more about this rather complex disorder, including those with a dissociative disorder and those supporting them, as well as professionals from health, social care and the police.
This video will mean you all at least have an idea what I look like, and I hope will help you to understand more about the disorder that impacts every day of my life. Its time for people to become more aware, of conditions like mine and I hope you all find this useful.
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