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 – The Best Friend You Don’t Choose

    May 10th 2017

    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

    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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    CBBC’s Newsround – “Inside my head”

    April 4th 2017

    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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    CAMHS Research Report: Issues with the cut off age

    March 15th 2017

    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.

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    OCD: Fighting a battle on two fronts

    March 13th 2017

    Disclaimer: This article contains language that some readers may find offensive. I’m a Dutch lad, I’m 25 years old and I’m an Arts & Culture student. I also suffer with...Read More.

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    8 things people have said to me about my OCD

    March 1st 2017

    “Everyone is a bit OCD though, aren’t they?” When this has been said to me on more times than I care to remember, it always sounds more like a statement...Read More.

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    Lets take action against OCD!

    February 20th 2017

    This week (20-26th of February) is OCD Action’s week of action. Week of action is all about taking action against OCD. Whether you have or currently are personally suffering from...Read More.

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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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    Why recovery is not just a straight road…

    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.