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OSDD-1b system of 40+; We actively ID as Multiple&Plural. Working to make the world a better place for folks like us. Find us on youtube at the link below :)
Sep 28, 2021 11 tweets 3 min read
Let’s talk: Monsters Inside, highly stigmatized mental illness, and how society incarcerates mentally ill people they perceive as violent and dangerous. 🧵
#CancelMonstersInside #dissociatwt #dissociativeidentitydisorder

[CW: Institutionalization & Police Brutality] Portraying mentally ill people as violent is not a new phenomenon. Systemically, mentally ill & neurodivergent people are characterized as violent, erratic, unpredictable, and as threat to society.
Sep 20, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
Paper time! Let's talk about: "Schizophrenia, dissociation, and consciousness"…
(By talk about I mean here are some quotes which are thought provoking!): In 1911 Eugen Bleuler introduced the term “schizophrenia”... he wrote: “It is not alone in hysteria that one finds an arrangement of different personalities one succeeding the other. Through similar mechanism schizophrenia produces different personalities existing side by side.”
Jul 9, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
I think it's worth mentioning is that what we're tweeting about feels like we're just scratching the surface. There's so many layers to the abuse detailed in the malpractice cases - whether it's gaslighting patients to believe they can never recover or straight up sexual assault And every time I read something new, it just draws another "what the fuck" out of us. Like, the time
**CW: description of sexual abuse**
Bennett Braun blindfolded a patient, took photos of their naked body, and then presented the photos at an ISSTD conference w them in the room.
Jul 9, 2021 19 tweets 4 min read
Tw death/drugs/medical abuse/murder

My blood is boiling today bc I learned that sodium amytal is potentially lethal. Yknow? That drug that was (forcibly & non-consensually) given to so many people with MPD, either to force switches or fusion or whatnot? It's fucking lethal. Tw death/drugs/medical abuse/murder

They literally wrote on a patient's chart about non-consensually giving her sodium amytal, without a court order, without even TELLING HER HUSBAND, “I feel the need to shut her down outweighs the risk of death."
Apr 22, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
TW: S*t*n/ic words mentioned

We just found out that @satanic_temple_ has a project named grey faction, which among it's many goals that align with supporting the false memory syndrome foundation, involves disproving/disbelieving in DID. We are incredibly disappointed and hurt. Right on it's home page. "The notion that traumatic events can be repressed and later recovered is the most pernicious bit of folklore ever to infect psychology and psychiatry."
Apr 21, 2021 13 tweets 2 min read
Do you ever read a research on DID with no mention of proving or disproving the disorder, and then realize that the methods are set up in a way where it's clear the author believes people with DID are faking their symptoms? Specifically, inter-alter memory was being tested on presentation of a stimulus, recognition, discrimination, and other stuff. Instead of following procedures on this topic outlined since 2002 that have wait times of 0-60 minutes between presentation/testing, they waited a WEEK
Jul 19, 2020 25 tweets 5 min read
In @houseNYX 's keynote on plural dispersion, they mention how the ISSTD's current treatment guidelines state that DID systems in group therapy should not be allowed to socialize outside of the group, at risk of losing professional support they've worked for years to obtain. While I don't want to re-hash their entire presentation, I'll give a quick overview with quotes from the ISSTD before talking about connections we've made.

You can watch their full talk here:
Jun 22, 2020 10 tweets 4 min read
Saw #GetSplitOffNetflix was making its rounds, and wanted to add our voice.
We’ve been told “it’s fiction, let it go.” Yes, it’s fiction, but it doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Fiction like this draws upon and amplifies the fear in general population, often to a violent degree. (1/9) #GetSplitOffNetflix There’s already violent underlying misconceptions about folks with DID, violent systems in place to demonize, institutionalize, and harm us. Split uses these to create a market for its audience, and to ultimately reinforce these perceptions and actions. (2/9)
Mar 17, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
Due to Tr!sha’s video drama, we’ve seen an uptick in phrases like “DID is living HELL how DARE you make fun of something that’s so horrible to live with!! This disorder makes life almost unlivable!”

This is a reminder that this rhetoric is harmful.

#dissociativeidentitydisorder We’ve talked about this extensively in this video here:

But in short, repeating statements like that leads to sections of the community with #didosdd feel like they have to hit some benchmark of suffering to be valid.