Resources & References

I wanted to list various resources and references in a separate post. A lot of what I speak about is from my own personal experiences, however I realise how important it is to have good, solid references and sources of information, and I certainly want to aim to provide relevant, up-to-date and accurate information too. If anything I say is clinically inaccurate, please let me know and I will endeavour to correct the mistake. I am human like everyone else, and I realise that having an online presence opens me up to criticism and correction. I'm open to constructive criticism and willing to continue educating myself. That said, I won't respond to hate or destructive criticism. If I've posted something that is upsetting or inaccurate from a clinical point of view, please let me know in a polite manner and I'll look into it.


So without further ado, here is a list of resources and references. Note: I will be continually updating this post to add or remove resources over time. Also note that although I add Wikipedia as a resource, I am very aware that it's not the most accurate site. I sometimes go to Wiki for clarification on certain things and as such, it needs to be listed.


YouTubers who have a passion for spreading awareness and have helped us to understand ourselves: Multiplicity and Me

The Entropy System

Fragmented Psyche

The CTAD Clinic

Carolyn Spring

Encina Severa


Websites


PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)

Sane Australia

Wikipedia

The Mayo Clinic

DSM-5

Heart for Truth

E.R.S.Nijenjuis

Trauma and Dissociative Disorders Explained

The Aces Free Course

12 Ways to Build Trust with Someone who has DID

27 Things People with DID Really Want you to Know



Books


Am I a Good Girl, Yet? - Carolyn Bramhall (Heart for Truth)

Connecting the Fragments - Carolyn Bramhall (Heart for Truth)

The Dissociative Identity Disorde Sourcebook - Deborah Bray Haddock

Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder - Elizabeth F. Howell




At this stage in my journey (as of 28/08/2020) I don't have a huge list of resources. I realise that and am working on broadening that list and my own education. Please bear with me on this. I have also deliberately not included a certain YouTuber due to the drama and controversy surrounding this person, however I did learn a lot through their channel. I won't be addressing the drama, so please don't ask. I have my own private thoughts on it and am not wanting to discuss it further.


I will also be working towards getting a degree in Psychology, and I realise this will take several years. That in itself will broaden my resources and I'll be sure to provide those links as and when I use them if appropriate.


And as I always advise... do not self diagnose or look to Google for your diagnosis. If you feel you may have either D.I.D. or B.P.D, please speak to your doctor or mental health professional to get a formal diagnosis.