So as you probably know, I struggle with OCD and have done since I was a child.
You’ve also probably noticed that OCD is the butt of many jokes at the moment.
From OCD candles that ‘smell like OCD’ to ‘Obsessive Christmas Disorder’ cards, if there’s a play on words to be done, it’s probably out there somewhere.
And I’m bloody sick of it. OCD is a debilitating mental illness, and shouldn’t be trivialised in this way. If people understood what OCD really is (and not any of the myths flying around), they probably wouldn’t be so quick to joke.
So, that’s what #OwnYourOCD is all about. I want as many of you as possible to share your experiences with OCD. That could be blog posts, photos of your cracked and bleeding hands, or details of your compulsions with the hashtag #MyOCDMakesMe.
The goal is to fill people’s timelines with REAL accounts of OCD, start conversations and put an end to misconceptions and stigma.
Who’s with me?