I suffer from DID/PTSD.
DID is often diagnosed right along with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Many people who suffer from DID/PTSD have been through absolute terror and horrific abuse. Some people who were survivors of the Holocaust are those who have suffered from these disorders.
People who were traumatized by 9/11 suffered from PTSD.
But I suppose, when the trauma is not directly related to you, then somehow it's easier to make fun of, so it seems...
There is nothing funny about my life, or what happened to me that caused these disorders.
I am concerned that this "comedy" about DID could cause further misrepresentation of this population of survivors. We have been through so much hell already, and now people are going to turn it into a comedy- trivializing our lives-our hell.
People have said, "if this offends you, you don't have to watch it." Whether I watch this or not, it still effects me, and everyone else within this population.
If it could be shown that the benefit of this show could far outweigh the risks to this already tortured population, (aside from being capitalized on), then perhaps I would be interested. My concern, is that any false portrayal of our population, could just cause further harm.
The risk is not worth it to me.
I do not find the end result of severe abuse and/or torture to be humorous. We deserve to be treated with more dignity and respect than this. We deserve accurate representation.
For a Holocaust survivor I once knew, also DID/PTSD, I will argue against this with everything I have.
For my friend with DID/PTSD, who can barely leave her home or function, and is in absolute pain and misery, I will argue against this. A ritual cult abuse survivor, she has endured unspeakable accounts of abuse, and to her strength and courage, I could never laugh, or make light of her situation. She struggles just to stay alive.
Many of us struggle just to get through a day, an hour, sometimes a minute.
Please show us the respect and kindness we deserve.
For what we have endured, and continue to endure as a result, please do not turn this into a joke.