I've been really absent on the boards for quite a while but I'm being referred to camhs (finally), mainly due to my dissociation.
For the past 3 or so years I've been experiencing various things including dissociation. I have undiagnosed depersonalisation/derealisation disorder (which is the main reason for my camhs referral) which not many people know about and it's a real problem.
I was just wondering if there could be somewhere specific for people who have dissociative disorders to make posts? I think a board would be really helpful but I'm equally happy to make a thread about it that could be pinned up in one of the other boards (maybe "How u feeling?") and to reply to people's posts? It would be really good to start helping out around the boards again! It's just it's hard to feel valid as many mental health websites contain nothing about dissociation and gps don't know much about it.
Some other dissociative disorders include multiple personality disorder which is really serious.
Dissociation like I experience is the 3rd most common mental health symptom for other disorders but it can also be it's own disorder. I experience it daily over ranging periods of time and it's horrible.
I wouldn't know where to post if I wanted advice for it because the mental health boards are all quite specific and it's very difficult to understand if you haven't ever experienced it yourself.
Also could you maybe add a page in the "get support" section with some information about dissociative disorders too as I've been experiencing this feeling since I was about 13/14 and it would have been good to have information on the site a few years ago to help me feel more valid.
I'm happy to go into more detail about dprd if that would help!