Writers With Mental Illness

How I Used Writing To Overcome My Mental Health Struggles

Like many other writers with mental health struggles, using writing to heal has been a huge part of my mental health journey. When my first symptoms of Bipolar Disorder and a dissociative disorder were emerging, I began journaling. To keep from drowning in my emotions, I wrote about my extreme feelings of joy, anger, and…

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Dissociative Identity Disorder: Host And Alters

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Have you ever woken up to a natural disaster? Tornado sirens, an earthquake, rising flood waters? That is what it’s like for me, an alter, to “wake up” and suddenly have control of our body. While I am generally aware of what’s going on, my presence tends to be limited to a “passive influence,” helping…

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Growing Up With Dissociative Identity Disorder

My name is Kenjō. I’m a high school student with dissociative identity disorder (DID) who has had two alters for around six years. I haven’t been diagnosed yet because I don’t find it relevant or useful enough, but I’m definitely on the spectrum of dissociative identity disorder. A diagnosis hasn’t really been something I’ve tried…

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