My partner isn't an expert in Dissociative Identity Disorder and the mental health issues that come with it, he doesn't need to be. You don't need to be an expert in mental health to be able to support someone. (Jules)
Having someone there who knew about Dissociative Identity Disorder really helped

How can I help?

The aim of the Time to Change campaign is to encourage us all to be more about our mental health, and to start conversations with those who might need our support.

Why not find out how you could start a conversation about mental health?

You could share a blog story to raise awareness. You could sign up to receive Time to Change emails. And, you might want to add your name to our pledge wall, joining the thousands of people who are taking small steps to be more open about mental health.

Personal blogs about living with dissociative disorders

The following blog posts are written by people with personal experience of dissociative disorders. By talking openly, our bloggers hope to increase understanding around mental health, break down stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that – like physical health – affects us all.

Find out more about dissociative disorders from Mind.

Recovering from trauma and abuse: I was experiencing self-stigma

I pledge to talk about trauma and dissociative disordersAt first I didn't know I had mental health problems. I knew I was stressed, very "stressed", but didn't understand why I was overreacting and so fearful of the future. I just could never rest, I kept feeling exhausted but unable to sleep or I'd sleep for 16 hours, day after day. My heart was racing.

Dissociative Identity Disorder: I'm not ashamed anymore

photo of blurred handThroughout most of my school life I was bullied for being different. I got laughed at, called names and generally didn't 'fit' in. During those years I thought everyone had alternate personalities so it didn't make sense to me that I would get picked on for it. It wasn't until my middle to late teens that I realised I was different to many people.

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