People with Dissociative Identity Disorder need services to be more accessible
March the 5th was Dissociative Identity Disorder Awareness day. As a disorder, there are many stigmas and misconceptions associated with it. We spoke to Chloe, about her journey getting a diagnosis of DID and how services urgently need more awareness and understanding of it as a trauma based disorder.
‘Let’s make treatment for in-patients more culturally sensitive and meaningful’
This lived experience article describes a patient diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and details their personal experience within the various institutions of a psychiatric hospital, PICU, wards and rehabilitation units. The aim of their personal discussion is to encourage improvements to the UK mental health service.
What if treating trauma in the body could in turn treat the mind?
Ideas around how we might treat trauma are almost as complex and varied as the presentations of trauma itself. From EMDR, somatic psychotherapy, to trauma informed yoga, slowly we are learning the symptoms of trauma are formed by a much more integrated relationship between body and mind: how might this work in treatment?
Is there a way to responsibly create a drama involving sexual abuse? If so, how?
Perinatal services need to better acknowledge the loss, trauma, and grief of miscarriages
Lived experience: Thousands of couples experience the loss of an unborn baby every year, however, many fall through the gaps in available mental health support. An expansion of perinatal mental health services, "shouldn’t just be for parents who enjoy a successful pregnancy. It should be available to the tens of thousands of women and men who go through the trauma and sadness of a miscarriage."