Does anyone else find themselves taking breaks from this website unknowingly only to return? That's (us)(parts). We're on all the time then not at all then back again. I'm assuming it's a result of no one in our everyday life would truly understand our struggles without judgement. Is that a fair assumption? It is for us. Thanks to how the media continues to portray those who suffer from mental illness as bad, criminals, untrustworthy etc. Someone prove us wrong since DID is extremely misunderstood amongst other diagnoses. And yes, our mental illnesses do define us because there's so many of us who can act very different. I guess we're just lonely and reaching out to anyone who fights the battle but doesn't feel like they get far.