The Mental Health Association of Portland welcomes Chris Shelamer-Terry to join its board of directors.
Chris Shelamer-Terry is a former nurse, a volunteer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an advocate, and survivor who has come back from dissociative identity disorder (DID) and anorexia nervosa with a passion for helping others to achieve wellness.
Chris spent four and a half years in a court-ordered program at Dammasch Hospital, and at one time had 43 different personalities, or “alters.” It took years of hard work in therapy, but Chris managed to put together the pieces. She has been integrated–recovered–for 12 years. Chris now lives happily in Portland with her husband, Michael and five treasured cats, who are her partners in recovery.
See Chris’ recovery story at http://tinyurl.com/yhx3pkr.