The origins of the concept behind the name Multiplied By One came from how any number multiplied by one will be as it was. Just like one person may have many parts, they can also be one, or a whole of parts, in functional multiplicity.
Melissa C. Water, as founder, is a functionally multiple member of The Bag System; together, they created the Multiplied By One app concept and design in 2020, managed the project, and later registered this cause for social good as a nonprofit organization.
Mission: Providing an access point in self-help, information, and qualified support
Vision: To instil a validation of individual experience that is so widespread, it fills the gap in mental health equality
Multiplied By One org is volunteer driven at its core, as the Board Of Directors and founder are hard at work and dedicated to providing services for the community.
Valued volunteers offer time and skills to host online support groups, assist with member intake screenings, magazine articles, volunteer coordination, grant research and writing, marketing, and app development.
As programs grow, the need for volunteers rises, which will allow an expansion of value in what we offer, as well as build supportive camaraderie according to Core Values.
Melissa C. Water
Founder And President
Melissa C. Water is an author and mental health advocate living with Dissociative Identity Disorder and Tourette syndrome. She works with a system of Headmates who manage the creation of an app for assisting communication in DID/OSDD systems. Through projects, like The Bag System podcast, their goal of contributing to an inclusive future for a stigmatized community leads to expanding on efforts and outreach.
Melissa is the founder of Multiplied By One with a dedicated vision for its future, and for the unique contributions in support this organization will bring to a stigmatized community.
In seeking out resources for her own symptoms and diagnosis, Melissa found little, if anything, to turn to. There were no apps for people with DID, nor was there a helpline that could reach internationally, or at all.
Melissa holds 7 years of experience running virtual support groups.
As a motivational speaker, Melissa gave the closing speech to a national conference for Tourette syndrome called, “One-Two-Threes of Loving Me.” Will a year of preparation, among the final words, “So, I’m laying in that proverbial dirt and I’m wondering what the point is, because there’s always a point. There had to be one of those important life lessons to draw from this.
I realized that a lesson was learned in my silence. I took the blows and didn’t blink. I needed to have blinked… expressed… fought.. and the lesson to learn is that next time, and there will be a next time…
I Would Stand Taller…
And I Would Stand LOUDER!
If this isn’t the accepting world that I thought it could be, then I will do my part to make it be. Let’s break down the stigma. Let’s be innumerable. I will use my voice, join it with your voice, and every voice willing to stand with ours.
WE WILL STAND LOUDER”
Jason A. Carr
Jason is an experienced laboratory scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the medical practice industry. He is highly skilled in laboratory medicine, clinical research, and medical microbiology, with a strong proficiency in in-depth medical analysis. Having worked in the healthcare industry for nearly a decade, Jason is passionate and experienced in his mission to improve the lives of others. His training in clinical research and exemplary patient care has also enabled him to understand the unique challenges that the medical field faces today.
Jason completed his Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biomedical Diagnostics and Bioinformatics from the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. Upon completing his graduate studies, Jason immediately took to working in the field of infectious disease and molecular sciences. He currently holds multiple membership accreditations, has demonstrated his leadership as a lecturer and mentor and has dedicated much of his free time to community service organizations.
In addition to his work inside and outside the lab, Jason has also published several research papers for the American Society for Microbiology. Throughout his career, Jason’s commitment to helping others has only increased. His allyship and strategic guidance as a board member for Multiplied by One have empowered him to become a pillar of positive change for those struggling with Dissociative Identity Disorder, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), and other forms of disassociation.
When he’s not busy with his work, Jason enjoys international and domestic travel, searching in remote locations for fossils, diving deep into creative writing endeavors, and enhancing his knowledge base through education. He’s also a Disney fanatic and a proud parent of two children and his pet Yorkie. Jason is excited about applying his talents to Multiplied by One because of the organization’s value-driven mission and commitment to authenticity and inclusivity.