December 4, 2017
Jerica is a 27-year-old mother of a 5-year-old girl who says she was diagnosed this past summer with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). She claims there are upward of 10 personas or “programs” that keep her functioning.
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“I can’t keep a job because different programs show up to the wrong ones, and I have to hide them from my co-workers,” she says.
Describing her family as “very religious,” Jerica claims they’ve attempted to perform multiple exorcisms on her. “They think I’m possessed,” she says.
Jerica says that before she was diagnosed, she had a lot of blackouts and memory problems, claiming, “I woke up in other states like Oklahoma, California, in Colorado. I don’t remember any of it.”
Jerica says she lost custody of her daughter a year-and-a-half ago because of her disorder. Her goal, she says, is to get well enough “to be able to be the parent I need to be for my daughter.”