OCD

How Do You Use Your Privilege?

How do I use my own privilege? Do I eliminate obstacles for others or do I take the easier route of deferring to the status quo?

How do I use my own privilege? Do I eliminate obstacles for others or do I take the easier route of deferring to the status quo?

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The Conversation We’re Not Having About Mental Health

The reality is that mental illness is often messy and disruptive — and sanitizing that reality isn’t helpful.

The reality is that mental illness is often messy and disruptive — and sanitizing that reality isn’t helpful. I felt like a stranger in my own life.

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Children and Divorce: How Experiences Shape Who We Are

From a young age, I showed signs of OCD, which were exacerbated by my parents separating when I was seven.

From a young age, I showed signs of OCD, which were exacerbated by my parents separating when I was seven. I was caught in the middle.

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9 Things This Mentally Ill Person Wishes You Would Stop (Or Start) Doing

Please stop gaslighting me. Stop telling me that my mental illness isn’t real.

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Stop Beating Yourself Up — You're Doing Your Best

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The facade of control I’d spent so much energy maintaining was ripped from me. I am doing my best, and that’s good enough for me.

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This Is What It's Like To Have A Panic Attack Every Day

For a long time, I kept a mental list of things that I’d do once I was “better.” I yearned for a sound mind and a thin body — two things I was not born with but figured I could somehow earn. Once I had those two things, I could do anything I wanted.

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Why Did I Wait So Long To See A Psychiatrist? And At What Cost?

Because crazy is not a thing anyone wants, a lot of folks don’t seek diagnosis — which means a lot of folks go untreated.

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We Have A Perfectionism Problem

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We need to stop trying to be perfect. I know better than most that it is much, much easier said than done.

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The Power Of Pretty Things: How Makeup Helps My Mental Health

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Even if I have no plans to leave the house — or if I had plans to leave the house and got to anxious to follow through with them — I find a great deal of power in the simple act of painting my face and commemorating the ritual with a selfie.

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You Aren't Lazy — You're Just Terrified: On Paralysis And Perfectionism

Perfectionism is exhausting. It steals your time, your energy, your joy, your life.

Do you feel stuck? Paralyzed by fear that you will be bad at what you want to accomplish? The never ending cycle: perfectionism, procrastination, paralysis.

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