• #OwnYourOCD
    Mental Health

    Help Spread OCD Awareness With #OwnYourOCD!

    Hi guys, 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…

  • Mental Health

    A Letter To My Counsellor

    I came to you because I’d become scared of the world around me. Working from home, I’d started to isolate myself, closing off from friends and family.  I was crippled by OCD and an overwhelming fear of vomiting that had me going to new and increasingly extreme lengths to ‘protect myself.’ Sometimes I would go a week at a time without leaving the house.  I would wash myself compulsively because I never felt clean.  I never felt at ease.  Simple, everyday decisions reduced me to tears, or led to a panic attack, and I had moments so low that I simply couldn’t see how I’d ever be happy again. My…