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The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
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  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
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  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply February 23, 2014
  • Journal · 36 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD By John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people ...

Introducing Photos for Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply February 13, 2014
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  • Hello everyone, Today at Inspire we’re excited to announce the launch of a new feature, and it’s one that many of you have requested -- the ability to upload photos to Inspire. You can now add photos ...

Thank You, From Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply December 3, 2013
  • Journal · 108 replies
  • Hello everyone, As Thanksgiving approaches, all of us at Inspire would like to take a moment to thank you for being part of our community. While we wish no one had to deal with the serious health issues ...

Life, Love, and the Pursuit of a Pain-free Night

Khatn
  • By Khatn · New reply November 19, 2013
  • Journal · 61 replies
  • This past week has given me a load of rows to hoe and think about. One week ago, my darling (and she truly is) 2-y-o Maine Coon kitten (don't care if she's 2, she's still my little kitten) came to me ...

Triggering - Rape, Trauma, Dissociation - The S word.

Jessheeran
  • By Jessheeran · New reply November 15, 2013
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • It’s hard for me to even begin to explain my feelings on this subject. Day after day, I’m subject to triggers and memories of things that haunt me, more than ever, now, that I’ve been attacked. Again ...

New report: How good communication underpins positive patient outcomes

John2
  • By John2 · Posted September 25, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 9/25/13 Dear members, I'm writing to share with you a new report based on an online survey of more than 1,000 Inspire members affected by cancer. "The ...

Thank You!

Jessheeran
  • By Jessheeran · New reply August 12, 2013
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • I would just like to take a little post to - instead of complaining about my crazy DID-ADHD life to tell you how much I appreciate all of your love and support. Here on Inspire I have found so many amazing ...

Five million

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply August 5, 2013
  • Journal · 261 replies
  • Dear members, Yesterday, Inspire reached a milestone: five million posts written by members! Each of these posts, and the 700 million words they contain, are a simple measure of how much we all do to ...

A new Inspire report in collaboration with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply July 22, 2013
  • Journal · 116 replies
  • As many of you know, Inspire has a professional collaboration with the Stanford University School of Medicine. Inspire members have written personal stories for the Stanford Scope column. I am pleased ...

Meet Jess, Cyndi, Cynthia, Sophie, Jess and Cheryl.

Jessheeran
  • By Jessheeran · New reply July 17, 2013
  • Journal · 21 replies
  • As you may know, I suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder, which is a mental disorder where basically, a person has at least two distinct identities or dissociated personality states that alternately ...

Cutting seems like an option. But it isn't. These are.

Jessheeran
  • By Jessheeran · New reply July 6, 2013
  • Journal · 19 replies
  • So, a while back, I was going through my blog on Tumblr, and I noticed this WONDERFUL post that talked about all of the ways to cope with the (sometimes) NEED to cut. Scribble on photos of people in magazines ...

Day 1.

Jessheeran
  • By Jessheeran · New reply July 1, 2013
  • Journal · 13 replies
  • It is the 27th today. Which clearely indicates yesterday was the 26th, also known as the day Mathew went away to camp. He's a camp counselor and he's off now, for 3 months. I had to be strong for him ...

My Experiences With Bullying

Glides
  • By Glides · New reply July 1, 2013
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  • Lessee here...general verbal abuse from both students and teachers throughout elementary school. Middle school: transferred to a preppy private school and was beaten and humiliated almost daily, distinctly ...

Oh hello! (Long update post)

Jessheeran
  • By Jessheeran · New reply June 30, 2013
  • Journal · 11 replies
  • Been a while since I wrote a journal entry, huh. Updates! Me: Well, these past few days I've been just vegetating in my bed. With Mathew. It's been great, actually, running away from my problems the best ...

Rape trauma.

Jessheeran
  • By Jessheeran · New reply June 22, 2013
  • Journal · 27 replies
  • My first abuse was at 4. I was molested by a family member. I was molested by my great grandmother. Our house was under construction and we had a big white room in the with a bed that always had really ...

This can't be real.

Jessheeran
  • By Jessheeran · New reply June 20, 2013
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • Tonight was so awful, it's the fourth time I'm trying to write about it, and I realised I don't have it in me to admit to myself that it actually happened. I have my brother, the most important person ...

Brain, please shut up.

Jessheeran
  • By Jessheeran · New reply June 17, 2013
  • Journal · 17 replies
  • Overthinking is my biggest problem. This anxiety never, ever stops. Sophie has been unbearable, ever since her dumb crush on Corey started. She's gotten way out of line, pretending she's me, asking Mathew ...

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The Dougy Center Support Community connects teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death for support and inspiration. This community is sponsored by The Dougy Center, an Inspire trusted partner.