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.

A story of hope

Amy - Time to Change bloggerHello.

My name is Amy. I'm 22 years old. I have red hair. I have a great Family. I love films. I love cake and I have a mental illness.

Chandulal's Story

My wife Kanta and I act as carers to our son Deepan, who was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder in 1989. People are not always kind about Deepan or know what to say or do, but I think this is because there is a lot of misunderstanding about mental illness and it is still very hidden.

Marnie's story

Marnie talks about how her experiences led her to tackle mental health discrimination in employment through her job, and why taking to the streets of County Durham on behalf of Time to Change was so important to her.

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