Dissociation Resources & Links
Disclaimer and Caution
There is a great need for people with dissociation to know that they are not alone and to reach out for support, information and validation. This need prompted my addition of resources here.
That being said, as with any mental health space, there will be people or resources you may encounter in online spaces who are not healed or healthy. As with any resource, what is useful and positive for one person or part may not be for others, and that is okay.
Evaluate each resource listed below and use your own discretion. I am always open to feedback if you feel that a resource listed below is problematic.
The Plural Association offers a free warmline, which is described as a space “Systems & their Headmates can share their stories & worries with a trained, lived experience peer support Plural volunteer via email, live chat, sms texts & calls.” Click here to learn more.
Well + Good article’s article “What Does it Actually Mean to Have a Dissociative Episode?” is a well written article on what dissociation is like and why it happens, and for which I served as a resource.
The Dissociative Initiative is the website for, by and about people with multiplicity, dissociation, and amnesia
PODS was a website with information about trauma and dissociation, it is no longer being updated but houses useful information
Many Voices newsletter for those recovering from childhood abuse
Peer Support for Multiples is a peer led support network for those with DID or OSDD
KinHost is a website for ‘encouraging internal community’
The Plural Association is nonprofit for plurals by plurals
An Infinite Mind is a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of survivors with trauma based dissociation
Research by Dr. Simone Reinders of Kings College London on dissociation
There are resources for Male Survivors as well
Facebook support groups:
AlterNation by The Plural Association for Dissociative Identity Disorder
The Dissociative Initiative is an on-line discussion group
Coming soon is a documentary I Am We follows several individuals with DID who attend An Infinite Mind conference of people living with DID
System Speak – a podcast by a woman with DID which documents her healing, her attempt to help educated others and fight stigma. It’s not about detailing her abuse history
For an example video of what it might look like in the headspace of some people with Dissociative Identity Disorder click here.
DID Awareness Day presentation by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation click here.