I was going through something that my parents had never experienced before and I didn't understand that there were people in the world going through the same thing. I was just a crazy little kid with these crazy thoughts and these absurd fears that I couldn't understand why I couldn't get over them and why they were such a big issue for me when all of my friends could have sleepovers or go to class and not have debilitating panic attacks all day. That was really hard for me and I just felt so alone. Thus, a big part of my recovery was going to the Conference and meeting a bunch of kids my age that were doing the same thing— being able to see them and understand that they were going through the same process as me, and that I wasn't weird, that it was common, and that there were people like me, was huge.
About Megan Dailey
Megan Dailey is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina studying psychology. She has been a part of the IOCDF community since 2009 after she was diagnosed with OCD and PANDAS when she was six years old. Now, she is passionate about telling her story to help other kids suffering the same way she did. After graduation, she hopes to attend graduate school and get her PhD in clinical psychology so that she may continue helping children diagnosed with OCD. When not advocating or learning, Megan loves to read, hang out with her friends, and go on runs.