MedCircle Original Series

What It’s Like to Live with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

Growing up with multiple personalities

Encina Severa is living with dissociative identity disorder (DID). She has 11 alter personalities. In this series, you’ll meet one of them. This is her story.

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Series Overview

What It’s Like to Grow Up With Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) 18 Min

Encina bravely shares her childhood trauma and how therapy helped her uncover her DID diagnosis. Encina also describes two of her alters, Minnie and Devon, and how the three of them interact.

What It’s Like to Live With 11 Alter Personalities 20 Min

This session sheds light on Encina’s key alter personalities - including Alora, who identifies as a fairy. Encina also explains what it feels like to switch between alters - and how she manages the lives and relationships of 11 different ones.

How Encina Manages Dissociative Identity Disorder Today 20 Min

It’s time to meet Minnie. Minnie is the 3-year-old alter that lives inside Severa’s body. Encina also explains how she manages the disorder today.

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About the Series

What It’s Like to Live with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is highly sensationalized in TV shows and movies, so most people don’t have a realistic understanding of what living with multiple personalities is actually like. In this series, you’ll meet Encina Severa, a real-life patient living with DID. After suffering unimaginable abuse as a young child, Encina began experiencing episodes of amnesia. It was later determined that these were episodes during which a personality, or “alter,” was taking over her body.

In this eye-opening Spotlight Series, Encina shares her lived experience of what it’s like to live with 11 different personalities. You’ll even meet Minnie – Encina’s 3-year-old primary alter.

Who is this series for?

This series is for anyone who is interested in learning more about dissociative identity disorder from the perspective of the patient. This series is also great if you have an interest in how survivors like Encina cope with childhood abuse and the mental health conditions that result.

If you are supporting someone living with dissociative identity disorder, this series will provide insight into the patient experience and what common struggles they may be facing.

“Thank you MedCircle, Encina & Minnie. <3 You helped me a lot. Having D.I.D myself, it's so rare to find another who is not faking our disorder. Thank you for sharing so others like myself, can feel less 'alone' in the 'outside' world. :)”
Scarlett M.

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • What it’s actually like to live with dissociative identity disorder
  • The widely-held misconceptions of dissociative identity disorder & why we have them
  • What it feels like to have multiple personalities, and what it feels like when another alter “takes over”
  • You will meet one of Severa’s alters, Minnie, a three-year-old girl.

“I wish people understood that this isn’t just an alter-ego. This isn’t something we just made up. These are other, actual people, with their own lives. Their own likes, dislikes. Their own taste of music. Their own personalities. They all look different. They just share one body.”

Living with DID & Mental Health Advocate

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