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Youth Network Blog

This is a space where members are able to talk openly and honestly about issues relating to OCD. Due to the nature of intrusive thoughts, there may be some themes that are difficult to read about, particularly for younger audiences. Please take care of yourselves and those around you. We all know how difficult OCD can be to deal with, so having a judgement-free place to express yourself is vital. We also know that being able to hear from other people with similar experiences to you can be a real comfort. With that in mind, we hope you enjoy the blog!

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    Telling friends about OCD

    July 20th 2015

    Telling friends about your OCD can be quite scary or intimidating. Especially as most people don’t know what OCD is, it can be difficult for people to understand, but hopefully...Read More.

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    Behind Closed Doors

    June 2nd 2015

    The animation (below), created by Andrew and Imogen (YAP Events Officers), can act as a way to visually see how OCD is behind closed...Read More.

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    Bullets of nothing

    May 26th 2015

    OCD is silent and can cause sufferers to hide in their bedrooms, in their homes and create these safe zones that constrict them. OCD can force them into this zone...Read More.

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    How Young People See OCD – Article by Chelsea

    March 6th 2015

    For many young people Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a debilitating mental illness that can control their life. Often referred to as OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an illness that makes...Read More.

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    Anna’s Story

    February 3rd 2015

    I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t ‘worrying’, that’s what I call it, or carrying out particular rituals…they started with the fear of monsters and systematically checking the toilet...Read More.

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