The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.
Dissociative disorders: Dissociative disorders are so called because they are marked by a dissociation from or interruption of a person's fundamental aspects of waking consciousness (such as one's personal identity, one's personal history, etc.). Dissociative disorders come in many forms, the most famous of which is dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder). All dissociative disorders are thought to stem from trauma. The dissociative aspect is thought to be a coping mechanism, a means for a person to literally dissociate him- or herself from a situation or experience too traumatic to integrate with the conscious self.
Dissociative Disorders Fact Sheet - Reference guide to different types of dissociative disorders including dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, and dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder).
Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder) Fact Sheet - Reference guide to dissociative identity disorder, causes, and treatment.