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Old 01-24-2019, 07:08 AM #21
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I wish we that someone unaffected by this disorder would write a review to get a normys opinion like if they learned anything. Can anyone find one?

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It would be interesting to hear what the average person with little or no knowledge of the disorder thinks of the show.I don't think it's an accurate portrayal of the average person with DID though so I'm not sure it would be helpful.

I think the show would be better if it was a documentary,where she's just followed around and filmed in her daily life rather than her talking to the camera.It would be better if it was about DID in general rather than just about her.

I think the average person would learn more if it focused on what life was like up until her diagnosis and on the changes made and benefits of therapy. I think there's a huge difference in accepting the diagnosis and embracing it. It's a mental illness not something to flaunt,which she seems to be doing.I think that's what bugs me most about the show,that it's made to seem so cool and fun and interesting when in reality no mental illness is that way and it just adds reasons for people to be skeptical and think it's not a serious disorder or even real.
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'Many Sides of Jane'


"In the new series, Many Sides of Jane, a 28-year-old mother of two, Jane Hart, who was recently diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder, allows cameras into her life to follow her journey. Her more than nine identities, ranging in age from 6-28 years old, can appear at any time. Diagnosed only three years ago, she is on a journey to understand what caused her DID as well as figure out how she can best co-exist with her many parts. Throughout the series, Jane will be coming to terms with past abuses that occurred during her childhood and her relationship with her family under the watchful care of her clinical psychologist. This is a raw, unfiltered look at an extraordinary young woman who is learning how to live her life again with a rare, commonly misunderstood, disorder known as Dissociative Identity Disorder."

I really want to watch this. With all of the stigma around this disorder (and media not really helping matters), I'm hoping this show clears up some common misconceptions. More than that, I just want to watch something that says, "Hey, I understand." Without being harmful. I'm so tired of being misunderstood because of Hollywood.

Anyone else really interested in watching this?


yes I am interested, though I'm sure I'll have to wait an age for it to get a UK air date (even if it does)
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My therapist told me about it. Sounds interesting. Shes hoping it will be positive. She did give me a mild trigger warning though and mentioned the first episode covered a little bit of trauma processing but it was presented without any real details. She wanted to give me a heads up because sometimes Im more trigger able than Id like to admit, but she liked how it was done.
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I'm so sorry to hear this show isn't that good. I feel like it may have been a good chance to raise awareness about DID. Definitely be careful with triggers if you want to check it out. I don't know whether I'll watch it or not. I'm not even sure if I can watch it from here actually. Stay safe and take care of yourselves. Sending many hugs to everyone
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I read a lot of peeps on FB are on the fence about this one...a bunch of I wish that they....

But decide for yourself is the way to go for everyones taste are different.

I personally cant stand docu-dramas....Id rather it be more from a clinical perspective.
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I agree,everyone's tastes are different Some may really like it and find it helpful while others won't.

I know for myself,before integration I was willing to give anything a try in order to help myself and that included reading and watching everything that had to do with DID.
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I fear picking up new bad habits or copying what we see, adopting new symptoms or being influenced. For some reason we are very impressionable and mimic easly. Im always on guard when around people so that they dont rub off on me like gestures, sayings, walk, talk, movement...

I guess that Im trying to stay true to us so that we arent finger pointed and accused of faking like my ex kept saying. She pissed off the system.
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I watched the 2nd episode and once again it seemed to be all about her alters.It seems strange to me that they come out on camera like they do and state their names.DID is a hidden disorder meant for survival and coming out publicly seems to go against that.How can her system feel safe knowing the world is going to be watching?

She also purposely switched before going to talk to her mom.She decided which alter would be best for the job and made herself switch.How unlikely is that?How convenient is that?

There was also a conversation she had with her mom.Her mom said she had joined some online groups and asked some questions and was told she needs to get to know her daughters alters,acknowledge each of them and call them by their names. What? That's such a bad idea and bad advice.Helping someone with DID isn't about getting to know their alters and interacting with them,that would be called enabling them I think.

And how realistic is it that she has told all her friends about DID and they sit and have conversations about it.I know some people do tell others they have it but.....

but nevermind.I could go on and on about the show but what it boils down to is I worry that people with DID will watch the show and try to imitate some of the things they see on there and cause more problems or even put themselves in danger.

Everything in this persons life should be the same as it was before she was diagnosed with the only difference being she knows what's going on with her now.The things she does,her behavior,the way she parents,the way she interacts with friends and family,everything,should still be the same.But it's made to look as if her life just began after her diagnosis,like all the things she struggles with just began with the diagnosis.If she was a good mother before she should be now too,if she managed to drive and do everything she did before it should be the same now.I haven't heard or seen anything about that though instead it looks like navigating life with DID,after knowing what it is,suddenly changes everything.

I could say so much more but I won't.I am not going to continue watching the show because the BS factor is too high for me.
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I watched the 2nd episode and once again it seemed to be all about her alters.It seems strange to me that they come out on camera like they do and state their names.DID is a hidden disorder meant for survival and coming out publicly seems to go against that.How can her system feel safe knowing the world is going to be watching?

She also purposely switched before going to talk to her mom.She decided which alter would be best for the job and made herself switch.How unlikely is that?How convenient is that?

There was also a conversation she had with her mom.Her mom said she had joined some online groups and asked some questions and was told she needs to get to know her daughters alters,acknowledge each of them and call them by their names. What? That's such a bad idea and bad advice.Helping someone with DID isn't about getting to know their alters and interacting with them,that would be called enabling them I think.

And how realistic is it that she has told all her friends about DID and they sit and have conversations about it.I know some people do tell others they have it but.....

but nevermind.I could go on and on about the show but what it boils down to is I worry that people with DID will watch the show and try to imitate some of the things they see on there and cause more problems or even put themselves in danger.

Everything in this persons life should be the same as it was before she was diagnosed with the only difference being she knows what's going on with her now.The things she does,her behavior,the way she parents,the way she interacts with friends and family,everything,should still be the same.But it's made to look as if her life just began after her diagnosis,like all the things she struggles with just began with the diagnosis.If she was a good mother before she should be now too,if she managed to drive and do everything she did before it should be the same now.I haven't heard or seen anything about that though instead it looks like navigating life with DID,after knowing what it is,suddenly changes everything.

I could say so much more but I won't.I am not going to continue watching the show because the BS factor is too high for me.
I dont know if you have noticed that online in DID groups like on FB that some individuals are proud to present their system and make avatar copies of their parts to show.... its their right to... Im just amazed at their comfort level of doing so just because we ourselves are so secretive and disturbed to be founded out- we envy the free spirited.

Maybe its a new norm? A pet rock? A new identity? Im afraid to say that I think the coming generations are all about self-promotion due to social media and its out reach for likes of all types.

I just want to hide in my closet and ghost out.

Showtime does change people.

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I watched the 2nd episode and once again it seemed to be all about her alters.It seems strange to me that they come out on camera like they do and state their names.DID is a hidden disorder meant for survival and coming out publicly seems to go against that.How can her system feel safe knowing the world is going to be watching?

She also purposely switched before going to talk to her mom.She decided which alter would be best for the job and made herself switch.How unlikely is that?How convenient is that?

There was also a conversation she had with her mom.Her mom said she had joined some online groups and asked some questions and was told she needs to get to know her daughters alters,acknowledge each of them and call them by their names. What? That's such a bad idea and bad advice.Helping someone with DID isn't about getting to know their alters and interacting with them,that would be called enabling them I think.

And how realistic is it that she has told all her friends about DID and they sit and have conversations about it.I know some people do tell others they have it but.....

but nevermind.I could go on and on about the show but what it boils down to is I worry that people with DID will watch the show and try to imitate some of the things they see on there and cause more problems or even put themselves in danger.

Everything in this persons life should be the same as it was before she was diagnosed with the only difference being she knows what's going on with her now.The things she does,her behavior,the way she parents,the way she interacts with friends and family,everything,should still be the same.But it's made to look as if her life just began after her diagnosis,like all the things she struggles with just began with the diagnosis.If she was a good mother before she should be now too,if she managed to drive and do everything she did before it should be the same now.I haven't heard or seen anything about that though instead it looks like navigating life with DID,after knowing what it is,suddenly changes everything.

I could say so much more but I won't.I am not going to continue watching the show because the BS factor is too high for me.
Bingo!!! My mom who worked with and specialized in DID for over 30 years called this show a "complete load of *******"
SO many things that do not make sense and are from our perspective manufactured.
And that ridiculous "twilight zone-y" effect when she "comes back"?? Really??
Im not saying she is or isnt but this show has the potential to do way more damage than good.
As quoted the BS factor is too high...
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