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Ivory Garden Dissociative Identity Disorder Group
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Our Goal

OUR GOAL

To provide a unique environment where folks who have experienced trauma can openly and safely talk. We strive to respect, validate, and learn from each other.

ACHIEVING OUR GOAL

Achieving our goal requires cooperative collaboration amongst members and staff. Members posts remain appropriate and relevant to topics. Terms of Service are clearly posted to help members maintain the dignity of the board. Members of this group are at a stage in their healing to independently regulate their own behavior, as well as keeping themselves safe while on the forums. Staff regularly monitor posts and replies to ensure the board remains a safe and comfortable environment of learning for everyone.

As a friendly and kind community, we validate each other as equally special and significant.

These forums are active and the community not too large or too small - about 400 post per day. There are many forums on different topics. The topics range in subject matter also. You are welcome to interact as you feel comfortable.

This is a safe place for members. We encourage building coping skills, learning from each other and material shared. We discourage sharing explicit memories of past abuse. We feel that processing memories be done with professionals. There are no practicing therapists on these forums. Therefore, topics that call for therapist type responses are discouraged.

Feel free to look around. Realize that, as a guest, your view of the forums is minimal. These forums are otherwise private to the public view and/or search engines.

We have literally hundreds of articles and provide workshops for everyone. Please feel free to email me anytime with questions. I am also providing a tutorial that should help with navigating our site.

The very best to you,
Felicity Lee
"owner"
felicity4us2@gmail.com



Welcome to:
Ivory Garden Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) Support Group and Chat


About IGDID Forum

Since Ivory Garden Support Group (IGDID) opened the forums eleven years ago, new members were immediately aware of how the forum differed from other forums on the web that were exclusively for trauma survivors. Firstly, it was private to outside readers. Secondly, the forums were well-moderated and organized. Thirdly, open discussion was not only encouraged but also, validation and respect within the community was fundamental to creating an environment of trust and compassion. Where other forum owners recruited members for the sake of increasing numbers, rather than providing safety and encouragement, IGDID screened applicants carefully as staff moderated the forums. IGDID has never recruited members or promoted gossip or drama within the community. After eleven years, IGDID remains the only reputable forum exclusively for dissociative disorders, DID, and PTSD.

What IGDID Forum Provides for Members

IGDID is a diverse forum/website offering articles, publications, information, chat rooms, mobile access, messaging, profiles, signatures, private forums, public forums, question and answer formats, private blogs, open chat, webinars, workshops, conferences and more. All members treat each other with respect and validation. There is no drama or trust issues at Ivory Garden. This forum has been successfully running for 11 years. The forum has about 400 active members and some 2000 members semi-active coming and going as they please. There are an average of 400 posts per day. There is no participating criteria. Once you join the forums, you are also a member of Ivory Garden Nonprofit Corporation. Newsletters go out semi-monthly.

Recently, the public forums became available to not only survivors of abuse but also, clinicians, supporters, and anyone interested in the long-term affects of early childhood trauma. The private forums remain available only to survivors of trauma with dissociative disorders. Both public and private forums are subject to Ivory Garden Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. We appreciate your continued respect for our forums as you visit and participate responsibly.

How IGDID Forum Differs from Social Groups and Other Forums:

If you have not belonged to a forum before, you will discover that not only is the basic structure different but also, the internal management of the forum. Some of the advantages of belonging to IGDID Support Forums are:

Complete Privacy. IGDID is not a part of any other group as is all Facebook Groups, Yuku and many other forums/groups.

Members 'own' their own posts. You will find with most other groups, the server 'owns' your posts which is not the case at IGDID.

Your posts can be deleted and are upon request.

Chat logs are kept internally by IGDID - they are not public or held by any server.

Private mail is private to the community. No one will ever send you personal mail unless they are also a member of IGDID.

Owner and Board of Director members use their real names and provide their private information for members.

Members provide personal information in order to join (only held by owner - see privacy policy). This is done to promote safety for everyone.

Terms of service are not restrictive to online discussion except as posted. Staff does not 'police' the forums, but offers support to all members and other staff.

Drama, trolling, advertising, recruiting, deceptive behavior, mistreating others, bullying, and disrespecting other members is prohibited and reason for immediate banning without hope of return. Staff at IGDID ensures members that once this sort of behavior is reported, consequences will happen quietly and professionally. This helps all members feel safe and aware of expectations.

IGDID gives members the option to publish art, stories, articles, etc. and to promote them on social media.

Newsletters are sent out semi-monthly

Choice of membership: Private Membership, Public Membership, or Anonymous Member.

Who Can Join?

If you are a survivor of trauma and have a dissociative disorder – including dissociative identity disorder (DID) or C-PTSD/PTSD (whether diagnosed or not) and you are over the age of 13 years old, you are welcome to join the private or public forum of this compassionate and active community of folks who openly discuss struggles, successes as well as being a support to each other.

If you are a professional or other supporter and interested in trauma and dissociation, your are welcome to join as a member and access the public forums.

Joining any group online is a life-changing experience – be it positive or negative. IGDID community does its very best to make sure members benefit from their time on the forums long-term.

The public forums are any forums containing the yellow unlocked padlock image. These forums and all posts can be viewed and responded to by all guests and members. If you would like to join, please see the instructions below.

The Question and Answers Public Forum

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)


Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)


Suicide Ideation & Self-injury


Ritual Abuse & Mind Control


Eating Disorders


Open Forums


Articles, Resources, & Discussion PUBLIC FORUM


Community Updates


2017 Trauma and Dissociation Conference Information




Private forums cannot be viewed or accessed by any except members of IGDID who have dissociative disorders. The forums are invisible until a member is accepted and given access by an administrator. If you are interested in joining, please see the instructions below.

Private Forums:

DID Self-Assessment Quiz - Test


New and Returning Member Introductions


Community Messages and Discussion


What's on Your Mind Today?


Discussion Topics


Quotes and Inspirational Images


Getting to Know Each Other in Topics


Workshops and Webinars Announcements


Dissociative Disorders


PTSD/CPTSD


Suicidal Ideation and Self-Injury


Ritual Abuse & Mind Control


Eating Disorders


Service Dogs


Effects of Early-Childhood Trauma


Physical Symptoms / Diagnoses


Addictions/Sobriety


Spiritual/Religious


Theory & Models


Medication Research & Discussion


Therapy, Support, & Personal Relationships


Unsent Letters


Hospitalization


Teen Introductions


Teen Discussion and Information


Writers' Nook


Music Room


Hobbies and Crafts


Expressing Personal Feelings


Journal Entries for Peer Support


Venting


Adult Games


Games for All Ages


Teen/tween games


Littles' Game Room


Trauma-Related News Articles & Resources


Upcoming Trauma-Related Events


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Board Help and Tutorials


Archived Posts


Personal Forums & Blogs

Private Journals



Membership Types



Instructions and Notes to Current & Prospective Members:



Note: Only 'Private Access Members' are able to view the entire forum. If you are a member and wonder what other members have access to view, simply log out of your account. If you are a current member of IGDID, you do not need to do anything. You may still post and respond anonymously to public forums by logging out and following instructions for 'Anonymous Members'.

Anonymous Members: To post a new topic in the open forums, click 'new topic', write your post, and click 'send'. To respond to an already written post, click 'reply' and 'send'. You will be asked to provide name (you can put 'anonymous'). Your post will display as 'guest'. Please read and follow 'terms of service'.

Public Access Members:

Anyone can apply for this option, but if you are a survivor of early childhood trauma, you should apply as a Private Access Member in order to access the entire forum. By 'applying' to the forum - Apply to Forum , you will only have access to the public forums, but can enjoy the options listed above. You should receive an email from us, after completing the form, letting you know that you will need to 'register' here - Register, and finally 'subscribe' here -Subscribe. We ask for a donation of $30.00 a year or $5.00 semi-monthly to help us keep the forums running smoothly.

Private Access Members:

All 'Private Access Members' must be survivors of early childhood trauma and have or believe that they have a dissociative disorder and/or PTSD/C-PTSD. First, 'apply' to the forum - Apply to Forum . You should receive an email from us, after completing the form, letting you know that you will need to 'register' here - Register, and 'subscribe' here - Subscribe. We ask for a donation of $30.00 a year or $5.00 semi-monthly -to help us keep the forums running smoothly.

Final Note: Please do not confuse the website with the forum. You do not need to register there, but here on IGDID - Forum



I hope this information has been helpful to everyone. If you have questions, please contact me.

Felicity (Owner)

Ivory Garden DID Support Group


felicity4us2@gmail.com




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