Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Is Not Your Friend….Or Enemy


Obsessive compulsive disorder is deceitful and scheming. Devious and crafty. It’s astute and calculating, knowing not only what triggers us, but also when and how. It’s a tricky disorder. It knows how to make us miserable more than we probably know. Sadly, I, like many other OCD sufferers, give it the power to do this. […]

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My Earliest Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Symptoms As a Child


I’ve had obsessive compulsive disorder for as long as I can remember. Probably for my entire life. When I was a child, the symptoms were certainly not as intense as they are now. They seemed to really intensify around the time I became a teenager. This is when they became a constant battle rather than […]

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My Greatest Fear Surrounding My Mental Illness


“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner I have many fears. For a while now my list of fears has been growing. With obsessive compulsive disorder and schizoaffective disorder, a […]

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Why I Run From Mental Health Self-Help Books!


Its been 5 years since I’ve picked up and read a mental health self-help book. It might be another 5 years until I do again. It’s not that self-help books aren’t helpful. I believe that for others self-help books for mental health can be a useful tool for recovery. It’s just that they are not […]

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