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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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    OCD; Your adjective, our Hell.

    By Nicole January 11th 2017

    If there is one thing that I am incredibly passionate about, it’s ending the stigma and discrimination that surrounds OCD and mental health in general. I won’t ever shut up,...Read More.

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    Welcome to YAP 2017!

    By Richard January 4th 2017

    If you’ve found yourself reading this, then hello and welcome to OCD Action’s Youth Advisory Panel for 2017! It’s a new year, a new panel and I am sure that...Read More.

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    Side Effects May Include

    November 29th 2016

    My OCD has taken many different forms over the years but primarily it revolved around contamination. With that came the obvious side effects like dry hands from excessive washing and...Read More.

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    Is it Just Me?

    October 19th 2016

    “High five my other hand as well,” my friend said to me. “Otherwise it will feel weird.” “O-kaaay.” I high fived her again whilst secretly thinking what a weirdo she...Read More.

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    Born This Way

    September 27th 2016

    “It’s just one of my little OCD things.” That’s what I’d say as I rearranged the shelves in Waitrose so all the produce was stacked straight. “It bugs me if...Read More.

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