How can I get help/support for dissociative disorders?

Note: NAMI volunteers are not medical or mental health professionals, and we cannot offer medical or mental health advice. The material outlined below is informational and we hope that it helps provide guidance toward getting support.

You may wish to consult the Dissociative Disorders page of NAMI’s website where you will find information on the disorder, current treatments, and ways to support recovery.

The following resources may be of help: 

  • Traumatic Stress Institute provides resources for individuals to help understand, manage and treat PTSD, dissociative disorder, trauma and self-injury. They maintain a Help Desk to provide information and resources for those who’ve experienced trauma, their friends and family, and for professionals and paraprofessionals; the Help Desk can be reached at They also maintain a directory of Helpline listings for a range of different concerns. 
  • Ivory Garden is a private forum for people who live with trauma-related conditions such as dissociative disorder and PTSD; weekly virtual meetings are available for those seeking support. 
  • Mosaic Minds is a peer-founded organization that provides an online clearinghouse of information and online community forums for people whose lives are impacted by dissociation.
  • Survivorship is a membership-based organization that provides support for survivors of extreme child abuse by offering resources, educational forums, and newsletters. 
  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation provides information about dissociation, treatment guidelines, and screening tools. 

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