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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    Truths vs the Myths

    July 25th 2019

    When it comes to misconceptions around OCD, you’ll often hear people saying it’s to do with being tidy or wanting to be clean. Let me tell you how much easier...Read More.

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    Wow. What a busy week it’s been here over at OCD Youth. The OCD Action National Conference on Saturday was an incredibly inspiring, emotive and educational affair, prompting great discussions...Read More.

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    OCD, and the Important Parts

    By George May 10th 2019

    Disclaimer: This article contains language that some readers may find offensive Mental health, and the issues that we all face on a daily basis, is a constant, unavoidable part of...Read More.

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    OCD Action National Conference 2019!

    By Richard April 30th 2019

    The OCD Action conference will always have a special place in my heart, not just because it’s attended by world-leading experts and inspirational people, but it’s where I found my...Read More.

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    Book Review: Unraveling Rose

    By Richard April 18th 2019

    When I got to the office this morning, the last thing I thought I’d be feeling was utterly broken, emotionally drained and then marvelously uplifted after reading a children’s book...Read More.

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    The messiness of mental health

    By Richard April 10th 2019

    When I was diagnosed at 15 with OCD and depression, I thought recovery would be simple. Oh how naïve of me! I genuinely thought that, just like with a physical...Read More.

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    Talking about OCD

    By George February 18th 2019

    I was first diagnosed with OCD in my second year of university. Even five years on, I’m hesitant to use the word “diagnosed” – It makes me, and many others,...Read More.

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    PURE Review

    February 14th 2019

    When I first heard about Channel 4’s new drama “Pure”, I felt a peculiar mixture of excitement and unease. Having battled OCD throughout my childhood and teens, this show promised...Read More.

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    Today is Time to Talk day, so let’s talk.

    February 7th 2019

    From first hand experience I know that the vast majority of people think OCD means cleanliness or having your pens lined up colour by colour so it looks all ‘pretty’....Read More.

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    My story so far…

    December 21st 2018

    Trigger warning: this post contains some content about suicide which some readers may find upsetting My name is Jady I’m 19 years old and at the age of 16 I...Read More.