Can you read what's in the folds of this brain? (Hint: start from the top and work clockwise).
Inspired by a scene in Mr. Robot, where Elliot writes, "I am in control" over and over again in an effort to gain control of his life. He sticks to a routine - "repeating the same tasks each day without ever having to think about them" - but is he really in control if he is not free to deviate from that routine for fear of being overcome by his alter ego? Is he in control of his mind, or is his mind in control of him?
It is heartening to see shows like Mr. Robot stir up curiosity and conversation about mental health - Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) in particular. Even where the conversation is not productive, they reveal misconceptions about DID and our inadequacy as a society in supporting mental health. Awareness is the first step to change. Read this anonymous article in the Medium that discusses the accuracy of Mr. Robot’s depictions of DID and what it’s like to live with multiple distinct “components” of yourself.