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Having DID can be good by shadowlight-oak Having DID can be good by shadowlight-oak
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 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
That is one way to describe it.
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lexiejay Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
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 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  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 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thus made me smile ^-^ and you made some good points~Beryll
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HelloMyNameIs-blank Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
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 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So much win and awesomeness!
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RagSoul Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: So much hope in here.... Thank you so much! :tighthug: You made me smile. :)
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MathematicalOctopus Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting way of looking at it! :)
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Kanpeki-na Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
You've inspired me. lol
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Echo70589 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. Simply amazing.
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RhayvenNite Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:) <3 :huggle:

~Rhayven
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MitreSquareMurder Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  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 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
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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Please put the icon for happy and hopeful in the comments sweetie. ^_^ Thank you.
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shadowlight-oak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  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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Np^^ Thank you very much for doing that tho. :tighthug:
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SwiftFalcon240 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  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.
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shadowlight-oak Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  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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Siluriformes Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student General Artist
:hugs: It's such a positive piece though! People need stuff like that to help them feel the light side of an often tough situation.

Attention seeker??? Are they mad? Sigh, sometimes I feel mentally ill people can't do anything without being called that.
It's like: Crying? Stop seeking attention. Cutting yourself? Stop seeking attention. Being positive? Stop seeking attention. Oh, they committed suicide? Jeez, what an attention seeker.
Arg, people annoy me. </rant> (sorry, it just really gets to me)
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shadowlight-oak Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
it gets to me too. It's awfully double stadardy too when you think about how many people with physical illnesses are allowed to talk about it and are even called "brave" or "inspirational" for it, but the second it's a mental illnesss it's all "attention seaker!"
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Siluriformes Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student General Artist
It is terrible, isn't it?

I'm really combating that in my life. I'm so "in your face" about how much I have accepted that I have bipolar II disorder that people don't know how to react half the time.
It actually usually end in people asking questions about the disorder and it spreads awareness :dance:

Another thing it does, that is really my favourite part, is it helps people around me be open about their mental disorders (I just have a way of finding them O.o). It's so common with depression, which also happens to be very common, that the people who suffer from it feel ashamed and fear rejection.
I can't blame them with all this stigma going about.
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shadowlight-oak Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
the stigma is awful isn't it? So many people suffer in silence due to it :(


I'm fairly open about my mental health too lol, people have no idea what to say when I mention it, or they say that I must be a "fake" as I am "not ashamed enough" :/ but why the hell SHOULD I be ashamed???
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Siluriformes Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student General Artist
I know. That's why I am intent on breaking it ^^

They honestly say that? Where do you meet these people?
That's like basically saying you should be ashamed, which is such a terrible thing to say to someone who is mentally ill.
Mental illness is never the sufferers fault. No one wishes it on themselves. Really, if only some people used just a little common sense. :/
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Kanpeki-na Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I am the same; I meet them EVERYWHERE. People are just looking for an excuse to attack someone they perceive as weaker than themselves.
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shadowlight-oak Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Found a lot of these people on this site, and a fair few in day to day life - I do talks in schools on the topics of mental health and abuse and get people being quite nasty there :/ . Think I just give off some sort of rays that attract such people to me or something lol
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BaaingTree Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
This entertains me and makes me go, "Fuck yeah!"

Though we have no memory discrepancies, so no surprise finds. It does kinda ruin birthdays, though...
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bleedinggumspteter Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
All very true and it made me smile as it all kinda makes sense without experiencing it.
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s3xy-3mo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :) It's kinda like my Agoraphobia offers a good excuse not to go shopping for new summer dresses ^^ Or to see a movie in a crowded theater that I just don't wanna see xD Don't use those often though..
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AlayaRaye Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
This=WIN!


And so true. :B


I Loved this. And like 90% of it I totally agree with. ._.
My alter Dark, who was reading it, was like rolling around in laughter.

Dark: Best. Thing. Ever.
Number 16: Arguing with yourself has taken on new meanings!
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Crauw Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dunno if I have a DID issue, but I always hear these voices in my head, hell, I even have names, ages, personalities, and sometimes I find myself changing my personality. Bipolar or postr-traumatic stress-disorder, I dunno, but it's wierd as hell. I call of the people in my head my 'alter-egos' because I don't have any other name for them. They've been there since I was little, and I've grown up with them. If I'm alone, I have full conversations with them. I always place things where I don't remember placing them too, and I always get so frustrated, but yet I laugh at myself at the same time. And then after 20 minutes of looking for something,a voice, the one I call Luffriecient (he has an Italian accent), usually says, "It's right there, you moron!" I get upset, but I laugh at the same time. It's really wierd. O.o;
Lmao, this made me laugh, though. Having different characters and voices in your head helps you write-out personalities and stories though lol I dunno if it's DID or PTSD, but having voices in my head makes me feel not-so-lonely lmfao
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allthati Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Ah, this made me smile. Thanks for putting it out there! We in general have always tried to focus on the positive things, constantly coming up with lists like these and cracking jokes. When someone's starting to get stressed out or depressed over the "condition" someone else will jump in and do their best to lighten the mood with things like this.
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Hiyayakachi Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
So very true. XD we all are different even if we are the 'same' very well put into words <3
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diosaperdida Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nice to see some sense of humor about this subject.
You just kind of have to have...
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Shadowkitten20 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Student General Artist
This so may my day and made a few of us laugh lol! I love the whole thing about there is something always new in the fridge and I think a few of us here already play the hide shit and see if Amanda can find it already. happens ALLLLL the time. And kinda ticks me off lolololol. Find stupid and random stuff in my locker/bookbag/bags/ etc. I enjoy this and totally agree that DID definitely has a bright side in many aspects, though a lot of things can be hard and difficult as well. Thanks for bringing a smile to our face! <3
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hyperdelirium Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
I agree with a lot of these XD Sometimes the others in my head do surprises and amuses me, especially concerning "shared friends" if I may.


What I have may or may not validly be DID, it may just being desperate for friends, but the people in my head are some of my best friends and real or not I don't want them to leave.
Just a bit about me. :)
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katryder Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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midnight-writer1031 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
I never heard of DID but definitely learning about new things I have not learned about. I believe any struggle or disability we may have there always good things about it as well, it definitely is not all good or bad.
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shadowlight-oak Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
a lot of people haven't heard of it with the name DID (dissociaitive identity disorder) most people sem to knw it by it's old name though (multiple personality disorder)


I try to believe that there is a silver lining to everything :)
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midnight-writer1031 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
ahh multiple personality disorder I have heard of. Defintely with every dark cloud lays a silver lining.
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midnight-writer1031 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
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sweet-choia Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cute, I like it. :D
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hlnanimefreak Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So true, just because people call it a "disability" doesn't mean it is! And you're right, you're never lonely!
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amaya425 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
This made one of my alters laugh... and another one yelled at him XD

<3

Thank you for sharing this brightened my day... but I think you gave them a new game to play... "hide new shit from Maya and see if she can remember where it came from" lol
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shadowlight-oak Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lol, oh dear. games like that are rarely fun other than for the hider lol
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