Sunday, March 11, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I received an email tonight from a young person who asked me to post his/her story on this blog. I want to thank this person for sharing - you never know who you can help by honestly revealing your struggles. (Usually it turns out that many others are struggling with the same thing, but thought they were the only one.) It took this person a while to work up the courage to share his/her story, and I hope you will show love and support in the comments! I've posted it below exactly as it was written:
I have OCD. No doubt. I'm a 13 year old kid soon going into highschool. When i tell the few people i have told that i am diagnosed with OCD, they don't understand. "Oh, so you have to be really clean?" is the common response i get after telling people i have the obsessive-compulsive disorder. Nobody really realizes what OCD is until they have it. There are minor cases, and major cases. Mine is extremely major, at least to me. YOU, yourself, is the only one who can tell or not if your symptoms are high. I know inside that i am, due to the overtaking of my life. My life has been extremely difficult while trying to avoid this life-taking experience. I can't do simple tasks that most can do, without spending hours or days on it. Sounds crazy coming from a young kid like me, but trust me. As much as washing my hands could take 45 minutes to an hour. Putting something away usually has to be done 4 or 6 times. Not 5, i do nothing odd. I can't read a book without reading each page at least 18 times. My family is somewhat creeped out by it. They confront help for me, but i avoid everything, due to my OCD telling me to. It's almost impossible to even type my feelings right now, because of the amount of times i have to press the spacebar. If i swaer, that means a full night of praying, and no sleep until the sun rises. Sounds like religion, but no, pure rituals. I cry everynight. I need help. I feel trapped, i feel scared. I read "theocdblogger" and feel connection That's why i want to share my story with everyone else. If you have OCD out there, stop it before it takes over your life. Take it from a 13 year old.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Nationally Syndicated Health & Wellness show in NY is looking for people with OCD. Is you/your spouse's OCD so bad that its taking over your life and ruining your marriage? Can’t go anywhere because one of you has an intense fear of germs? Is the obsession to be clean has paralyzing you from normal daily activity? Does it impede on how they take care of your children? If so, I want to hear from you. Please send your story ASAP to LCTVCasting@gmail.com
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
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Thursday, June 18, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
"Pink Sneakers Productions is currently casting for TLC's new documentary series tentatively titled, "Life Chronicles". Each episode documents the day-to-day lives of people affected by different life experiences. One of our episodes will focus on obsessive-compulsive disorder. We are currently looking for people who have been directly or indirectly (family member of, etc) affected by OCD.
These are unique and sensitive topics to be covered through a true, documentary style format to inform and educate our viewers while preserving respect for all parties involved.
If you, or someone you know may be interested in participating in this project with us and sharing his or her story please contact us at email@example.com and feel free to check out our website at www.pinksneakers.net.
We thank you in advance for sharing your story."
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Have any of you experienced that? Does your medication affect it? How do you stop it? I'm sure I"m not the only one who struggles with this.