Helping OCD Sufferers and their Families

Walking in the Shoes of OCD: My OCD and Me Got a Tattoo

“The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.” This is from a poem I read ten years ago. This is from a poem that inspired a tattoo two years ago when I wrote the words “invite them in” with eyeliner, as skillfully as a layman can, […]

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Let’s End the “I’m so OCD” Trend

By Melanie Lefebvre   OCD is not a meme. It’s 3 letters that should be seen, for the reality of what can feel like tragedy.   “I’m so OCD.”   Self-proclamations knock me to my knees. An injustice to the torment, the terrorizing dread. You don’t recognize its breadth.   “I’m so OCD.”   Said […]

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IntrusiveThoughts.org

By Alison Dotson Sometimes I can’t believe how much progress has been made in OCD awareness in recent years, and I feel so lucky to have had access to fantastic care and understanding people when I was diagnosed with OCD 10 years ago. We have a long way to go with many people still conflating […]

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OCD: It’s not just the media who doesn’t understand

By Melanie Lefebvre The media perpetuates stereotypes about OCD. This, we know. Take Khloe Kardashian and her “KHLO-C-D” video segments. Hollywood Life is all over it, quoting a snippet from her video on how she organizes her closet: “All my shirts are long-sleeves but they go in order — so this is my black section, […]

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A Canadian Perspective on Access to OCD Treatment

I’m a Canadian living with OCD in a city of just over 150 000. As a Canadian, I have access to free health care, but having OCD means, ideally, access to specialized care. Specialized care can be hard to find. And often, when (or if) you find it, it ain’t cheap. Let’s reflect back on […]

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