More and more people are becoming inspired to spread awareness of our broken mental health care system by telling their own story, and by speaking on podcasts, Instagram, websites, in lectures and at workshops. And yet, it seems like change to this system is not happening fast enough. Last year, I met a man through … More What About Bharat?
When I started ERP this year, I remember thinking: I’m already anxious all of the time anyway so this won’t be anything new. And then I had to do response prevention and learn how to let my anxiety be there without compulsions- even when I am at work, with family or friends, or out at … More A word on ESA’s from the crazy cat lady
Most people have likely seen the countless articles, quizzes and products that make light of OCD. There was Khloe Kardashians “Khlo-cd” organizing series, Target’s “Obsessive Christmas Disorder” line (which sparked many more lines, most recently I found “Obsessive Cat Disorder” merchandise at a pet store), or the ridiculous Buzzfeed quizzes that circulate on social media … More Why I stopped correcting people that are “So OCD”
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects your thoughts and behaviors in a way that might make you feel weird, unloved, or broken. Feeling powerless to stop your thoughts can make you feel ashamed about your OCD. Guilt and shame are things that come very easily for OCD sufferers, who tend to have an over-inflated sense of … More The real shame of Mental Health issues