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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  • Final ocd friend

    In a very sick and twisted way, OCD is one of my best friends. I was going to write a blog post about how OCD affects friendships and relationships, but...Read More.

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    Book Review: The Goldfish Boy

    By Richard April 12th 2017

    It would be a great disservice to dismiss The Goldfish Boy as merely a detective-come-mystery adventure with a ‘touch of OCD’ thrown it for good measure, for it is so...Read More.

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    Last month, CBBC’s Newsround released an ‘Inside My Head’ special about a boy called Josh, aged 14, who lives with OCD. In the programme, Josh told his story which included...Read More.

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    A dual burden: Anorexia and OCD

    March 29th 2017

    Trigger warning: Detailed accounts of anorexia are mentioned in this post, which some may find triggering. It is often assumed that suffering with two mental illnesses makes thing a lot...Read More.

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    When approaching mental health services at any age there is a lot to consider. If you are brand new to mental health service then you may be rather apprehensive about...Read More.