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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By Melanie and Brandon Lefebvre ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all in my head, The thoughts they were stirring, while I lay in my bed. The stockings weren’t hung, by the chimney with care, To ensure that both cats, come morning were there. The kitties were nestled, all snug on the bed, While visions […]
My advice to those having fears of harming themselves or fears of harming others, and OCD thoughts in general, is: you can outsmart the OCD. Your creative mind is picking the worst possible things you imagine doing, producing high levels of anxiety. Rituals that follow, i.e. checking, reassurance seeking etc., are what you are doing to […]
An OCD sufferer who has successfully gone through the recovery process and an OCD sufferer who is currently struggling talked about their experiences with OCD and social anxiety. Here is some of their conversation: Current OCD sufferer: I have OCD and social anxiety and a little bit of depression. I feel like it’s harder for […]
I have had OCD to some degree for most of my life. Over the years it has shown up in different ways, but it has always been there. For the most part, I am now able to live with it quite easily and successfully, but it hasn’t always been that way. My OCD was probably […]