Today's guest is the insanely courageous Jane Hart.
Jane is a mother of two courageous boys, a forever student, and a passionate advocate. She also lives with Dissociative identity disorder, formally known as multiple personality disorder. Before starring in A&E's hit documentary series, Many Sides of Jane, Jane wrote articles and spoke out about childhood abuse and the normalization of mental health. She loves to spend her time hiking with her boys, reading, writing, and figuring out more ways to advocate for those who don't have a voice. Did I mention she's also from Boise, Idaho?!?
My passion for mental health advocacy is real, so I had to shine a light on DID. According to the DSM 5, the defining feature of DID is the presence of two or more distinct personality states or an experience of possession. DID is associated with overwhelming experiences, traumatic events, and/or abuse in childhood. Why does this episode matter? Over 70% of outpatients with DID have attempted suicide, and other self-injurious behavior is frequent.
YOU WILL LEARN:
- What Disassociate Identity Disorder (DID) is according to Jane (5:58)
- When Jane began to notice her parts (6:48)
- The pros and cons of DID (7:52)
- What parts are and the many parts of Jane (8:37)
- The movie that inspired Jane to share her story on A&E (14:58)
- How backlash has impacted Jane's life (16:37)
- What it's like to be a mom with DID (20:52)
- What it looks like to switch between identities (23:42)
- Jane's day to day life living with DID (26:31)
- What treatment looks like for individuals living with DID (28:08)
- Jane's advice to individuals living in silence with DID (34:53)
- Parenting tips if you live with DID and have kiddos (39:05)
- How Jane landed a documentary series on A&E (40:40)
I can’t wait to hear your feedback on this episode! Screenshot and tag me—I’m @courageously.u— and my guest—@real.janehart and share your thoughts, feelings, and reactions.
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