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.

Getting help for OCD is nothing to be embarrassed about

Hello everyone, am I really about to blog about this?!

Yes. I am im Chloe I am 18 and live in the South West, I have OCD and anxiety.

I have been diagnosed with this for almost three years now. It’s not fun, but it makes me who I am, not that I want to defined by my OCD.

When my OCD is bad, my friends and family are incredible

My experience of mental health, much like my condition itself, runs to two extremes. 

I first realised that I wasn't 'normal' when I was at primary school, things that didn't bother other kids would send me into an absolute meltdown. A small change like a supply teacher for the day would completely throw me.

Secondary school was even worse. I was bullied for five years and the experience still dictates my feelings about myself and my view of the world to this day. 

You can make a difference to someone with OCD

I want to tell you about a manifestation of OCD that isn’t well known about, so that more people can understand it. I used to experience an obsession of constantly apologising to people, even for things that I hadn't done, things that were in my head. I would even apologise to random strangers.


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