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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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    OCD and Me

    February 15th 2017

    (Trigger Warning: This post contains descriptive accounts of both intrusive thoughts and compulsions which some readers may find distressing or triggering.) People say mental illness is a lonely place. They’re...Read More.

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    nicole

    Why recovery is not just a straight road…

    By Nicole February 9th 2017

    When does recovery start? For me personally recovery starts when you take the first step, no matter how small it is, to get the help you need. This could be...Read More.

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    When the world became untouchable…

    By Becca February 1st 2017

    My OCD has been around since the age of 10, and over the years, has taken on several different forms. A particularly dark period for me was at the age...Read More.

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    Talking to your Teachers about your OCD

    By Nicole January 27th 2017

    Talking to anyone about your mental health isn’t easy. Talking to parents, doctors, friends and teachers can seem virtually impossible for those of us caught in the mercy of obsessive...Read More.

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    OCD in YA books

    By Alisha January 18th 2017

    There’s something ever so comforting about reading a book, particularly when a protagonist falls close to your heart, and for sufferers with OCD, it can be warming to see the...Read More.

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