I am a 30+ year old woman, who discovered after many wrong diagnosis that I had Dissociative Identity Disorder. This diagnosis has stuck with me since 2013 and I have not stopped trying to understand for me what this means. I am very blessed to have a really good Therapist and Psychiatrist that since starting with them 18 months ago have helped me understand so much about who is apart of my ‘heard’ and what their prospective roles were/and some still are.
Last year we presented at a mental health night with three other participants, expressing in our own individual ways, how we better help our mental health. As I am an artist this is what we displayed and talked about. Our ‘Heard’ has such a drive to be herd not just by myself but also by others out their, either who have experiences of D.I.D, trauma, CPTSD or any other mental health diagnosis, but also from those that work in the field. We have been tossed and thrown around the public system for many years and there is so little knowledge about our condition, that we all feel it is time to step up and educate, encourage and motivate others to be HEARD!