This publication provides a true glimpse into the otherwise hidden world
of Dissociative Identity Disorder,
through the writings of an individual who has been diagnosed for
almost 20 years with this condition.
With love and tender care, one is provided a rare and candid view of this disability.
"I’m writing this for my children, who someday may find it hard to understand who I am or where I came from. I am concerned that there exists so much hidden within, that questions will remain unanswered as each of you grow.
I have been diagnosed for many years with DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder), which by its very nature has a strong foundation in secrecy. I am by no means “just” an individual with DID, but to communicate clearly who I am, has required an openness that has taken me years to acquire.
I am much more than my diagnosis.
Hence, this is my attempt to explain what has been hidden from you for so long or to untangle anything that appeared confusing.
When you read this, please understand that I have loved each of you so very much……
You have made my life a warm loving place.
Stay true to your standards, and always think things thru before making decisions.
This sounds a lot easier than it is.
Never forget your manners, carry yourselves with pride, and continue learning.
No one can take these things from you.
They are yours.
And you are truly precious.
Oliver Wendell Holmes once said: “Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” How strongly did that statement call to me when I first read it at the library of the college I attended.If anything, my life is a testament to this fact….." -Excerpt from "Letters From the Inside Out" by Shelly Dowen-Johnson