The Dissociative Identity Movement Gains Momentum!


Languages Represented in the #DissociativeIdentityMovement: English & Spanish.

Countries Represented in the #DissociativeIdentityMovement: Canada, England, United Kingdom, Finland, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Bolivia, Scotland, & the United States of America.

United States Represented: Massachusetts (MA), Missouri, Florida, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington state, California, Colorado, Ohio, Maine, Georgia, Arizona, New York, Virgina, Vermont, Montana, Oregon, & Rhode Island.

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There are 3 types of member involvement in The Dissociative Identity Movement, 3 unique perspectives needed to make this movement happen:

Warriors of Consciousness are those who live with a dissociative identity {DID, OSDD}.

Mental Health Warrior are those who live with structural dissociation but not a dissociative identity {BPD, CPTSD, DP/DR}.

Nightingale Knights are those who support this movement without suffering from structural dissociation.

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What does the public need to know about dissociative identity disorder?

1) It's a neurodevelopment disorder, not a mental illness/ disorder.

2) It is more common than people think.

3) Having DID means living with alternate states of consciousness: sharing the body with parts of the brain that don't have access to each other.

4) Best treatment method: Janina Fisher's multi-conscious parts approach, published in 2017.

5) Get excited, society, because this is all history in the making!, as this disorder is only now being explored, studied, & accurately understood.

6) It is the highest degree of structural dissociation called tierchiery structural dissociation: lesser degrees of structural dissociation include diagnoses such as BPD, PTSD, CPTSD, OSDD, & DP/DR.

7) Living a beautiful & fulfilling life is 100% possible when living with DID: there is always hope; you are not alone.

8) DID affects the body as much as it affects the brain,

9) Amnesia is part of the diagnostic criteria for DID.

10) There's more than 1 type of trauma-related flashback that survivors may experience: 'traditional' mental flashbacks, somatic/body flashbacks/ memories, emotional flashback, & dissociative/ghost flashback.

11) #TheGiftOfSanity Movement: exposing day to day examples of how DID complicates life in hopes of helping neurotypicals appreciate their sanity.

12) Explain that self-harm, eating-disordered behaviour, substance abuse or addiction, & suicidal ideations/tendencies/ attempts can be evidence of a dysregulated autonomic nervous system. Break the myths, misconceptions, & general assumptions.

13) Dual diagnoses: those who live with DID almost always suffer from other medical conditions/ health battles as well.

14) Every dissociative identity is extremely unique: discuss the various variables, including extent of amnesic barriers & number of parts of consciousness {this is where we can share about polyfragmentation}.

15) Every part of consciousness serves a purpose: share the 5 types of parts & their gifts/strengths & 'weaknesses'/struggles.

16) Co-consciousness versus co-fronting: similarities & differences.

17) What does "integration" mean? Discuss all angles.

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{What else should we add, warrior soul friends??}

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Welcome to the DissociativeIdentityMovement, soul friends!

I'd like to introduce myself for new members & those who don't know me very well. ^_^ <3

My name is Kristin Windsor, but people who know me well call me by the name of my individual parts of consciousness.

I've been exploring my dissociative identity for over a year.

Symptoms began at age 10 & escalated by age 14, but I did not receive an accurate diagnosis until 15 years later in 2017.

From 2014-2017, while homeless & disabled in Colorado, I was in intensive mental health treatment for bipolar disorder & PTSD, which worsened my conditions & added to my trauma.

During these years, I worked hard to advocate for mental illness, joining forces with non-profit mental health organizations like NAMI & DBSA, as well as blogging extensively & sharing daily on Facebook.

I landed in the emergency room more than once from medication side effects yet doctors instructed me to continue with the medications. When I asked for a second opinion, the entire institution closed me from services at their dozen locations in the whole city.

I finally found more help yet that proved ineffective as well.

At one point during I was taking 36 pills/day, still completely disabled, housebound, unable to work, & self-harming every single day.

Learning about the neurobiological aspects of trauma & applying Janina Fisher's multi-conscious parts approach {just published in 2017} LITERALLY SAVED MY LIFE & inspired the need to raise awareness.

I create videos for my youtube channel {http://youtube.com/kristinchronicles}, write articles for my blog/website {http://kristinkarina.wixsite.com/kristinchronicles}, & continue to learn about trauma recovery to create mental health healing journey workbooks along with a mental health life coaching program called Healing Journey Homeschool.

I was even published by The Mighty this year with my article about my American Dream.

I share my intimate healing journey at www.patreon.com/KristinChronicles, which is my ONLY form of income & 100% supports my mission AND this movement. {Thank you, patrons!!} <3

If you have any questions about my personal story or my mental health advocacy mission, please feel free to ask!

I'm so excited to keep growing with you, soul friends!

LET'S CHANGE THE WORLD.

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