National Multiple Personality Day
Observed annually on March 5th each year, National Multiple Personalities Day is a holiday on which people are encouraged to learn more about Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and how it’s treated. It’s also a good day for people to plumb the depths of their own personalities.
To think about how you have different aspects to your personality that can be held up to the light and its facets examined. And finally, it’s a day to examine the different faces that we show to different people throughout our day. To some people, we may be the reliable worker, while to other people we might be the loveable goofball.
Facts & Myths About Dissociative Identity Disorder
The following facts and myths are what we learned during our research on DID and we thought that we’d share it with everyone planning on observing this holiday.
Myth: DID Is Rare
One of the most common myths is that DID doesn’t affect a lot of people. In fact, it was once believed that only 0.1% of the population had this condition. However, current research has shown that approximately 1.5% of the population has this condition.
Myth: The Cause Of DID Is Unknown
Another myth is that no one really knows what causes Dissociative Identity Disorder. That’s not really true. While every instance of DID is unique, it generally is the result of trauma.
Observing National Multiple Personalities Day
We recommend everyone wanting to observe this holiday take the time to learn more about Dissociative Identity Disorder. DID is a condition that affects approximately 1.5% of the world population and can occur at any age.
People who want to observe this holiday can also spread the word about it using the hashtag #NationalDIDDay or #NationalMultiplePersonalitiesDay on their social media posts for the day.