- characterized by an involuntary escape from reality characterized by a disconnection between thoughts, identity, consciousness and memory.
Its estimated that 2% of people experience dissociative disorders, with women being more likely than men to be diagnosed.
Treatment for dissociative disorders often involves psychotherapy and medication. Though finding an effective treatment plan can be difficult, many people are able to live healthy and productive lives.
• Significant memory loss of specific times, people and events
•Out-of-body experiences, such as feeling as though you are watching a movie of yourself
• Mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide
•A sense of detachment from your emotions, or emotional numbness
“Dissociation does not mean that you are defective, damaged, insane, stupid, or worthless. In fact, you are among the most gifted people in the world because it takes intelligence, creativity, and imagination to learn how to dissociate. Congratulate yourself on your ability to survive overwhelming trauma.” - Dr. Bill Tollefson
Sometimes, i feel like i'm being possessed. As if i'm a prisoner in my own mind, screaming and yelling, trapped behind bars and unable to control my actions; being forced to watch the awful things that my possessors do...does anyone else feel like this??
“Can I just talk to ______ instead? They’re a lot more trustworthy?”
“So you’re Gay?” “No my alter is.” “But then that means you’re gay.”
“So ____ is a boy?” “Yeah.” “A straight boy?” “Ya.” “Then keep him away from the girl locker room.”
“Doesn’t it make you a lesbian if your male alter likes girls?”
For god’s sake, my alters are they’re own people. They’re not me, they are themselves. Their sexuality or gender is who they are. Not who I am. Stop treating my alters as if they’re a part of MY personality, they’re only a part of my life. Thank you for hearing this rant. Beanie is over and out! Peace! Muah!
shoutout to people with stigmatized illnesses with schizophrenia with psychosis with personality disorders with phobias with DID that have to go through each and every bullshit day of school and never get any recognition ur doing so well what the FUCK I’m so proud.