I know I am supposed to be a blogger who only blogs about: fashion, makeup, movies, film and all things entertaining about life. And while I love writing about all of those things, the truth is that life is not always just about the glitz and the glam. There are serious issues that need to be discussed of which mental illness is one of them. As I often get my inspiration from all of you wonderful bloggers out there, I have come to know one amazingly brave blogger who has publicly discussed his struggle with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Robert Goldstein is a talented artist, raw human and an all around wonderful person who is brave enough to discuss his own journey with DID.
I was amazed by how honest the posts of this blog are and felt the need to reach out and support Robert by sharing his blog with you all because it’s important.
The truth about how we handle what we are not familiar with as a society is very sad when you think about it. We either fear or ignore issues we don’t fully understand and for that reason there is stigma against people with psychiatric illnesses.
Through Roberts’ blog I have had the opportunity to see into a life of a person with DID struggles and successes.
Through this blog things got more real for me.
Through this blog I began to realize how important and vital blogs are.
Blogs such as Roberts’ serve a greater purpose than I could have ever imagined. There is no filter of media here, just real emotions, struggles and everyday life of an artist with DID.
For those of you who are not familiar with Dissociative Identity Disorder it a real form of mental illness characterized by the presence of two or more distinct or split identities or personality states in one person. The only request I have of you all is to read this blog and familiarize yourself about Mental illness because it affects 1 in 5 Americans alone!
” In 2010, there were an estimated 45.9 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with any mental illness (AMI) in the past year. This represents 20.0 percent of all adults in this country. Among adults aged 18 or older in 2010, the percentage having serious mental illness (SMI) in the past year was 5.0 percent (11.4 million adults).”
It is very likely that you have already encountered someone dealing with a mental illness and therefore it’s important to try and take steps towards understanding this issue.
Thank you all for your time.