Self-Diagnosis is Valid, Please Stop Asking.

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A friend on IG made this for me using PhotoLab

This morning, I was in a Facebook support group for people who live with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). I spend most mornings on message boards for mental health support, recovering from my nightmares.

The first post I came across came with a disclaimer, not a trigger warning. At the top, the original poster (OP) wrote: *please delete if not allowed.*

Side note from me, an active moderator: these disclaimers are unnecessary. If your post goes against the rules, I have no qualms deleting it. Thanks for your permission, but we wouldn’t have post approvals on if we wouldn’t delete them whenever we felt like it.

The post continued:

“Hey there! So I really don’t wanna be that person, but I suspect someone in one of my discord groups to be faking their DID. As an ally, I don’t know exactly…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is Feel free to contact me.


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