blogs-1024x464

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!

Want to write your own and get it published? Submit a blog post via the Contact Page

  • eye-banner

    How Young People See OCD – Article by Chelsea

    March 6th 2015

    For many young people Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a debilitating mental illness that can control their life. Often referred to as OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an illness that makes...Read More.

  • annas story 1

    Anna’s Story

    February 3rd 2015

    I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t ‘worrying’, that’s what I call it, or carrying out particular rituals…they started with the fear of monsters and systematically checking the toilet...Read More.

  • heads

    A Poem To OCD

    January 29th 2015

    I loathe you so fiercely and intensely, like a vampire bound by the sun, Yet I crave you so much that it scares me, just like a vampire craves blood....Read More.

  • devil

    Frenemy

    January 26th 2015

    Like the darkness you scare me, Like the wind you’re so loud, I’m lonely and tearful, But my cries have no sound, I question my demon, Why are you so...Read More.

  • jessicas journey

    Jessica’s Journey

    January 14th 2015

    I went to the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute knowing what I was getting myself into and knowing what I needed to do. It really wasn’t a matter of what I...Read More.

  • cbt

    CBT: What is it? In simple terms

    November 14th 2014

    This blog post is all about the most common way in which OCD is fought: the practice of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). When you visit a place that practices CBT,...Read More.

  • Reillys story

    Reilly’s Story

    October 22nd 2014

    “Having OCD is like being allergic to life – every waking moment is spent in a state of mental hyper-sensitivity.” -Unknown. Never before have I come across a statement that...Read More.

  • esmes2-1024x586

    Esme’s Story

    October 16th 2014

    I’ve had obsessions and compulsions for as long as I can remember, and looking back at my childhood, my mum now even sees that the quirky ‘traditions’ I used to...Read More.

  • heads

    Those Deep Dark Depths

    October 16th 2014

    Kudos to you, for you have done your job, in making my life a living hell. I often think what have I done to deserve you, but no! I mustn’t...Read More.

  • comedy

    Have you heard the joke about OCD?

    September 5th 2014

    “If I had a penny for every time someone said I have OCD, I’d have 967274 pence.” “I do not have an OCD over tidiness. I just wanted to clear that...Read More.

Loading