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Mental Health Related

Self Invented Multiplicity Is Not A Disorder
Empowerment is not specifically related to multiplicity. more >>

Depression And The Blues
I’m not sure, but I think I may have been struttin’ and jivin’ in the vortices of extreme mania a time or two. more >>

Written Words Help Wounds Heal or Quit Complaining Before I Clock You With This Paperweight And Give You A Wound
In the Psychology Unit at King’s College in London, a study was conducted that involved 36 people, enough for a group discount at the Wally World. more >>

Why Do I Write Poetry?
They say, with a knowing smile: “If he is really a narcissist – how come he writes such beautiful poetry?”. more >>

How I Became A Narcissist
I remember the day I died. Almost did. We were in a tour of Jerusalem. more >>

Looking For A Family
I don’t have a family of my own. I don’t have children and marriage is a remote prospect. more >>

What Is Abuse?
There are a million ways to abuse. To love too much is to abuse. It is tantamount to treating someone as an extension, an object, or an instrument of gratification. more >>

Freedom of Expression
Without cynicism hope would have no meaning. more >>

When Dad Hits Mom: Growing Up With Domestic Violence
As part of life today, we are appalled to read in the paper or hear on the news about situations of domestic violence. more >>

The Incest Exception Law
A few years ago, I was appalled to discover a law that is on the books in most states. more >>

The Effect of Media on the Stigma Towards Mental Illness
“In 1986, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reported that stigma was the most debilitating handicap faced by former mental patients” (Granello & Pauley, 2000, p. 162). more >>

What Are Boundaries?
Do you know what boundaries are? Find out about the different kinds of boundaries we all have, physical, psychological and spiritual. more >>

Validation & Family
One issue that has repeatedly surfaced is the struggle and desire of many survivors to be validated by their non-supportive family members and/or perpetrators. more >>

DID/DD Support Groups Helpful To Members
Participation in a peer-run DID/DD Support Group seems to provide many survivors, living with and healing from trauma related dissociative disorders, with positive experiences that they are often, at least initially, unable to find elsewhere in their lives. more >>

Comments on the Old Mental Health System
This article was written in 1997, not long after the author was diagnosed with DID. more >>

A Time For Letting Go…
When you choose to forgive someone, this does not mean that you acknowledge his or her cruel behavior as acceptable. more >>

A Survivors Voice
Read one survivors story. It takes total dedication to self and continuous work, awareness and growth. more >>

Keep Speaking Out On Child Abuse
Everywhere we look; we see newspaper stories or segments on the local news program about incidents of child abuse. more >>

Reflections on Change
As we age, we begin to enjoy change less and less. more >>

The Unspeakable
Judy Castelli tells her story and reminds us of the importance of not perpetuating the silence. more >>

Life After MPD
The healing will come from the inside. We will heal our child from the inside out. more >>

The Subtleties of MPD
One supporter discusses her friendship with a survivor. more >>

Captivity & The Stockholm Syndrome
A child living with abusive parents is, in effect, their hostage. more >>

Headaches & MPD
The single most common neurological symptom reported in MPD is headache. more >>

Rage
Rage is an energetic and highly creative emotion. more >>

Above All Do No Harm
One survivor discusses his views on the “empowered multiple” and whether multiplicity can occur naturally. more >>

Eating Disorders and Personality Disorders
Patients suffering from eating disorders binge on food and sometimes are both Anorectic and Bulimic. more >>

Psychology as Storytelling
Storytelling has been with us since the days of campfire and besieging wild animals. more >>

Taming the Beast: Pathological Narcissism and the Quality of Life
Many textbooks claim that the psychodynamic therapies when applied to personality disorders are ineffective. more >>

A Letter About Trust
For millions of years nature embedded in us the notion that the past can teach us a lot about the future. more >>

Alters Within A System
We survive; we go on. The stronger minds adapt, the weaker fail. more >>

A Sample of the Empirical Literature Dealing With Self-Mutilation
Self-mutilation is a complex behavior that researchers are hard at work trying to understand. more >> by Traci Jones

Insurance Parity
Federal rules regulating insurance coverage of mental health treatments are set to expire in September 2001. more >>

Self Abuse
According to statistics, an estimated two million people engage in these type of behaviors (and that number is likely to be greatly underestimated). more >>

The Starvation of Our Mental Healthcare System
The mental health system has been broke for decades and we are no closer to fixing it than we were ten years ago before the forces of managed care promised to reform the system. more >>

Stigma Within The Health Care Industry
Author shares a few examples of stories recounted to her about the stigma abuse survivors experienced from medical health care workers. more >>

Personal Responsibility
Personal responsibility is something we all have for our actions, whether we have multiple personality disorder or not. more >>

Online Safety Issues Abound
Safety is a concern for every survivor. Those concerns certainly shouldn’t be dismissed nor treated lightly, as they arose from the abusive situations of the past. more >>

Mental Health Stigma and the Media
Increasingly the media (news, talk shows, newspaper editors) either out of ignorance or for sensationalism portray people with mental illnesses in a very negative light. more >>

Broken Promises — The Story of Deinstitutionalization
The homeless are ubiquitous. When the percentage of mentally ill are factored in, the problem becomes even more acute. more >>

Views on Therapy
No matter how strong a person is, you can not heal from MPD/DID without therapy. more >>

Political

Two In The Bush Is Not Needed
I’d rather be like Dan Rather and apologize on my show than the lying, arrogant president the whole world has come to know. more >>

A Sleeping Giant
The voice of the people, on economic and social issues, will no longer be silent or hidden under a bush.more >>

America
We are a country of people so willing to stand up and fight for our inalienable rights so that we never stop to see how little rights we truly have. more >>

Capital Punishment for Youths
How can murder be taken seriously, if the penalty isn’t equally as serious? A crime, after all, is only as severe as the punishment that follows it. more >>

The Wall
A mere rock, unearthed, cleaned, cut and sold for profit. It possesses an awesome power to heal, to remember. No longer is it a stone, void of life. more >>

Technology — A Moral Determinant
The world changes; it appears inevitable. One change that seems immediately obvious is the concept of right and wrong. more >>

Total Quality Management — For Virginia State Mental Health Systems
Some of the problem in initiating a state-wide use of TQM in Virginia can be attributed to a lack of continuity in care within the state mental health system and among other treatment resources, such as service providers the community, like Community Mental Health Clinics (CMHCs), etc. more >>

Humor

Ode to Department of Motor Vehicles
It is unfortunate, but nonetheless true, that our roadways, highways, streets, and thoroughfares are being overrun with drivers who make you want to ask, “Who is working at the Department of Motor Vehicles (D.M.V.) and what were they thinking when they issues these drivers a license?” more >>


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