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Having DID can be good
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Published: January 20, 2010
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Ye, I recon mental illness gets a bad wrap. But if we think about it I bet everyone can think of some possitive or good points about their illness/disability/disorder.

The good thing about mine is that both PTSD and DID kind of show strength, they are a testiment to my ability to get through siturations that the human mind obviously isn't meant to.



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LopsidedFrosty345's avatar
That is one way to describe it.
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lexiejay's avatar
First off: I lold at the last, so true lol.
Secondly: I read the description, and I think it shows strength as well, and I admire you for yours.
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MangoChutney94|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Shadowlight-oak, i am creating an easy to navigate and understand website for teenagers about mental illness. On the website there will be an art (including literature) page that will feature two types of art: what it feels like to have an illness (dark side) and the lighter side concerning hope and it is possible to live normally with one. i was wondering if i could feature your artwork in the gallery - there will be a link to this page next to the featured image, also your name (either DA name or real name) if you are interested let me know

this is just the thing that i am looking for as my search is not coming across many positive representations of mental illness!

many thanks, steph
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maakamew|Hobbyist General Artist
thus made me smile ^-^ and you made some good points~Beryll
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HelloMyNameIs-blank's avatar
Yep ^-^ that and there's always SOMEBODY to help you with math class. ===> Momoe the genius

d@mn, that was really dorky sounding.

~Megalomania
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Arte-the-CatBoy|Hobbyist General Artist
So much win and awesomeness!
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RagSoul's avatar
Agreed, just because a mind is different does not mean it is a disability. I've been enjoying mania for quite some time, and I wouldn't give it up for anything.
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TheHoodedAngel's avatar
This made me smile! The passing of gas is something I blame on the others! This is awesome! :D
~Elli
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annikath|Hobbyist General Artist
:love: So much hope in here.... Thank you so much! :tighthug: You made me smile. :)
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MathematicalOctopus's avatar
Interesting way of looking at it! :)
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Kanpeki-na's avatar
You've inspired me. lol
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Echo70589|Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. Simply amazing.
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RhayvenNite|Hobbyist General Artist
:) <3 :huggle:

~Rhayven
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MitreSquareMurder|Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my god, I seriously think you've just saved me. I'm not even kidding.
I'd never heard of DID before, except maybe once in passing. I didn't know what it was. I'd heard of Schizophrenia, but I thought, "No way, I don't have that, these people are real, I'm not crazy." I've had 'room-mates' as I call them, ever since I was five, and I thought I was the only one. I'm seriously sitting here crying at the thought that I'm not the only one. So many of these things are so true for me, especially the working out one! Alan ALWAYS wants to work out. I'm laughing and crying at the same time here. There's fifteen of us here (one of them has his own account on dA and another of them is planning on getting one) and I absolutely adore every single one of them. God, please tell me there's someplace on dA where people like us can talk about this?
I'm now going to tackle you in a hug for saving me from despair. (Or maybe more than one hug lol.)
:hug: :glomp: :iconoctopusglomp: :huggle: :cuddle: :D :boogie:
Er, sorry for the enthusiasm. I'm sure you understand. THANK YOU!
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Kanpeki-na's avatar
This website may be a good place, at least to talk to some folks with DID, also. I am the same as you in this... [link] Or you can just message me if you'd like to. I'll try to reply quickly.
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KillerKarpalo's avatar
I have #16, you can eat as much chocolate as you like without making the body get fat :XD:

Wow, this really made my day. :heart:
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Darknessunderthemoon's avatar
Please put the icon for happy and hopeful in the comments sweetie. ^_^ Thank you.
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shadowlight-oak|Hobbyist Photographer
sorry about that, I started to add the dstamp things then I'm not sure, got distracted or something lol
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Darknessunderthemoon's avatar
Np^^ Thank you very much for doing that tho. :tighthug:
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SwiftFalcon240's avatar
Haha. We have DID and PTSD. We enjoy how each of us is good at something. Gives us a lot of talents. :)

Some of us liked this. Was kinda funny. Thanks for sharing!
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kesesese|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, really, you made us laugh xD
I was looking for something like this for my buddy, she isn't feeling good this days.

We enjoyed this in some way :)
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LostInRemembrance's avatar
Wow, you just made my day.
I don't have DID or PTSD, but I have depression. The last couple of days I've been feeling really bad, but you definitely put a smile on my face with this. You're right, every illness does have a few good things to it. :)
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Siluriformes|Student General Artist
Ah this is great. Fantastic to see someone seeing the light in things. Your general message rings very true to me.
I can find so many things about having bipolar (type II) that are benefits in my opinion, that now that I'm on medicine to control it, it's like a plus to have it. :D

I love this by the way:
"they are a testiment to my ability to get through siturations that the human mind obviously isn't meant to"
Very inspirational.
:thumbsup:
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shadowlight-oak|Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:

you are one of the only people (other than those I speak to regularly on here) in weeks who has responded to any of my peices possitively :hug: been called an "attention seeker" on an hourly basis for the last few weeks
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