OCD: blogs and stories

The following blog posts are written by people with personal experience of OCD. By talking openly, our bloggers hope to increase understanding around mental health, break down stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that – like physical health – affects us all.


The one small thing that helps me

I’ll start with “how are you?”.Sophie's blog How are you today? Are you feeling happy? Sad? Tired? Angry even? Many of us will reply with “I’m fine”. But what does that mean? It’s become such as stoic expression that hides how we really feel. Being a person with mental health problems, the word “fine” can hide my anxiety, my thoughts and obsessions. It can hide how I’m feeling in reality.

I will no longer be ashamed of my OCD and anxiety

How to make a long story short?Jo's blog I’ll try my best! I am a 28 year old woman, a mum to seven year old gorgeous boy. I graduated from university last year with 2:1 degree. I live in a nice area, I have pets which I adore, a bunch of true friends. What else could I wish for? But not everything is great – I struggle with mental illness.

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