Dissociative identity disorder (DID) comes with a wide range of symptoms, one of which is dissociation, but how do you know you aren’t just daydreaming? This is something that many people misunderstand when it comes to DID, and it can be the difference between receiving a diagnosis and continuing on with life without treatment.
The time has come for me to move on from the "Binge Eating Recovery" blog here at Healthy Place. Sharing my recovery process here has been an interesting experience, and I hope you gained insights and tools that help you on your binge eating recovery journey. Here are some parting thoughts I wanted to share with you.
Dating someone with an eating disorder can be challenging. I know every single one of my past relationships was affected by my eating disorder, and while there are undeniably things I could have done differently, there are also things I wish I'd been able to articulate to my exes to make the relationship easier.
As an anxious person, I have found that decision-making can be very challenging for someone who struggles with anxiety. As a matter of fact, decision-making can seem like such a daunting task, regardless of how major or minor the decision may be.
Like mental health in general, self-harm is surrounded by harmful stereotypes that perpetuate the feelings of fear, guilt, and shame. We can only bust these self-harm myths by educating one another and by spreading awareness about self-injury.
Although mental health stigma and its impacts are often compartmentalized into specific moments or situations, the fear of mental health stigma has an impact on day-to-day life. It affects the way we carry ourselves and the way we navigate our days, and recognizing this can help garner a better understanding of stigma's impact.
I have bipolar disorder, but I'm not a bipolar survivor. I am a psych patient, but I'm not a psych patient survivor. Which is to say that I am surviving a life as both, but I don't feel the need to take the word "survivor" as my own. I find tacking the word "survivor" after everything unnecessary and clunky. It strikes me as being a cry for external validation that I just don't require. I'm not a "bipolar survivor" or "psych patient survivor" and that's okay.
Some patients who have just been diagnosed with a mood disorder prefer to see a therapist over a psychiatrist or vice versa. However, even though they have differences, both can be beneficial for effective treatment. This blog post will explore their differences and the benefits of seeing a therapist and a psychiatrist.
I like to look for the good in bad situations. You know, in the darkness, I look for the stars--that kind of thing. But I’ve been missing, for decades, one really positive thing that came out of my schizoaffective psychotic episode at the start of my illness in 1998 when I was only 19 years old.
Dreams mean many things to many people. Some remind us of memories, whether recent or long-buried; others reflect our hopes and fears about the present or the future. But what do dreams about self-harm mean?

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Martha Lueck
Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge and insight, Lizanne! 🙂
I am really sorry that this is happening you, I hope that you get out of that dark place! :( Even though you have experienced these things in your life, just know that God loves you and that he can save you! Accept Jesus in your life and you will receive joy! He cares for you and wants to direct you to a life filled with his abundant love and to things greater than your personal goals! <3

I am sorry if my english is not perfect, english is not my native language :)
Elizabeth Caudy
Dear Brittany, Thank you so much for that lovely comment! I'm so, so glad the post gave you hope. Comments like yours make me really feel like I'm making a difference. Take Care, Elizabeth
Jessica Kaley
Thank you, Kathy, for your thoughtful comment. I too am finding this new solitude a return to a younger me, and it feels good. I cherish our connection.
oh abigall we are so happy that you didn't leave this earth. You are WORTH it! you have so much to live for and beyond those dark thoughts you are more than you think, people love you, your family loves you, and if anything im here for you. keep going you can do it!