Introduction to Becca Hargis, Author of ‘Dissociative Living’
My name is Becca Hargis, and I am greatly excited to join the Dissociative Living blog. I was first diagnosed in 1992 with dissociative identity disorder (DID), known then as multiple personality disorder; however, the stigma attached to the diagnosis made me run. I knew there was something not quite “right” about me, but I couldn’t accept that it was DID, so I fired my therapist. It took several more years and many more therapists, all of whom diagnosed me with DID, before I finally accepted it.
Becca Hargis Has Trouble Accepting Her Dissociative Identity Disorder
For years, it was difficult having the stigma of dissociative identity disorder with my accompanying headmates, known as “alters,” personalities, in tow. For a time, I never admitted my diagnosis to anyone except my husband. As is his nature, he was very accepting and supportive. Sometime later, I told my parents about my DID. They replied, “That explains a lot.” It made me realize how my disorder had affected other people and also how much I needed help.
Becca Hargis Becomes Open About Her Dissociative Identity Disorder
I am more open about having DID now. I accept I’m not crazy; I just have a unique way of dealing with life. Most people in my life do not know I have DID except for a few close friends and family. It is time, though, for the rest of the world to know I have DID, and there is no shame in the diagnosis or in us. We are not damaged goods. At one time, DID made me feel lonely, isolated, and stigmatized, but we are stronger than our symptoms and our disorder.
More About Becca Hargis and Where She Wants to Take the 'Dissociative Living' Blog
By means of this blog, and through our openness and honesty about our life with DID, we would like to help inspire you to know you are not without hope. With us, you are never alone. We gently put our hand in yours, and we will do together what we could not have done alone.
Hargis, B. (2018, February 9). Introduction to Becca Hargis, Author of ‘Dissociative Living’, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2020, July 5 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/dissociativeliving/2018/02/introduction-to-becca-hargis
Author: Becca Hargis
It was nice to stumble accross your blog today. I first found out about my D.I.D. when one of my alters (the little) decided to "meet" my husband when we were still just dating. She talked to him for 3 nights in a row before he told me he met about her. Let me tell you, that was quite a shock. Honestly though, in the long run, after some rocky times it turned out to be the best thing she could have done for our system.
Hello, i found out about you from a link my partner sent me. Im very thrilled to hear that you have been able to cope with living with DID (as far as i know, ive only found out about you today). I was hoping that you could give advice to help my partner live with DID, as he struggles with it almost on the daily basis. You dont have to reply or reach out to me, but it would be nice. Thank you and good day/night.
Hey Becca I would really love to meet you and your husband. I love just south of Atlanta in Jackson. I won’t get in to detail but I will leave my email. I hope to hear from either you or your husband.
Live not love lol sorry
Thank you, Al, for your comment. That is very kind of you. I always love to hear from people. Regretfully, we will not be able to meet with you; however, I encourage you to keep on reading and commenting on my posts. I will have another one soon. Thank you so much for your interest. Take care.
Hi Becca. I was diagnosed in 1990 and run a successful international blog about DID. www.morgan6062.blog It is wonderful to see your video and know by looking at you that you truly want to help folks with DID, so do I. Thank you so much!
Thanks, Shirley. I've seen you around on Twitter. We might even be friends. I am not as familiar about your blog though, so I will definitely check it out. Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it.