Lyn is an author and facilitator of Writers’ Workshops and Memoir Classes for People with Dissociative Disorders. Her memoir, Crazy: Reclaiming Life from the Shadow of Traumatic Memory, is the story of her discovery of and recovery from dissociative identity disorder (DID). Her free eBook DID Unpacked: A Parable is available on her website. She has been interviewed by public radio stations and podcasts around the country, by television stations, and by Safe Communities Survivors’ Voices series. A retired teacher, school principal, and pastor, Lyn was diagnosed with multiple personality disorder in 1992 while she was climbing up the career ladder. After considerable therapeutic work, she now lives a happily integrated life with her husband in the Adirondacks. You can connect with Lyn on her website at www.lynbarrett.com.
Crazy: Reclaiming Life from the Shadow of Traumatic Memory
Can Lyn reclaim her sanity in the midst of chaos and confusion?
A happy wife and mother who loved nothing more than taking care of her brood, Lyn Barrett was knocked off course by a family crisis that triggered her inner world to crumble.
Her diagnosis of multiple personality disorder, now known as dissociative identity disorder, threatened her life as she knew it, her family, and her future.
With the knowledge that DID is a coping strategy young children use to protect themselves from chronic trauma, Lyn embarked on a journey to discover her true self.