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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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    A Poem To OCD

    January 29th 2015

    I loathe you so fiercely and intensely, like a vampire bound by the sun, Yet I crave you so much that it scares me, just like a vampire craves blood....Read More.

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    Frenemy

    January 26th 2015

    Like the darkness you scare me, Like the wind you’re so loud, I’m lonely and tearful, But my cries have no sound, I question my demon, Why are you so...Read More.

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    Jessica’s Journey

    January 14th 2015

    I went to the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute knowing what I was getting myself into and knowing what I needed to do. It really wasn’t a matter of what I...Read More.

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    CBT: What is it? In simple terms

    November 14th 2014

    This blog post is all about the most common way in which OCD is fought: the practice of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). When you visit a place that practices CBT,...Read More.

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    Reilly’s Story

    October 22nd 2014

    “Having OCD is like being allergic to life – every waking moment is spent in a state of mental hyper-sensitivity.” -Unknown. Never before have I come across a statement that...Read More.

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