Suicidal Alter

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

Q: I have DID. One of the alters is extremely suicidal and I don’t know what to do. I need help before she carries out her plan. Help me please!!

A: First and most important, you should be seeing a therapist who specializes in Dissociative Identity Disorder. You need that support and direct help to marshal the other alters to manage the depressed one. Your internal group can protect the desperate one and, not incidentally, protect the rest of you, just as a group of good friends can gather around to support someone in the world.

I wish you well.
Dr. Marie

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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Jun 2008

APA Reference
Hartwell-Walker, D. (2008). Suicidal Alter. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 21, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2008/06/20/suicidal-alter/