Posts Categorized: Stories from the OCD Community

The Guilt of Sharing

by Sarah Moxham This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Why do we feel guilt sharing our mental health stories? For those living… Read more »

OCD loves to fight in the shadows — don’t let it

by Aaron Costello This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. I was first diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) when I was 24 years… Read more »

Navigating motherhood while living with OCD

by Brittany Bowman This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding,… Read more »

Creative minds at a psychiatric hospital

by Farshad Askari This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Saying it feels odd to reminisce about being a patient in a psychiatric… Read more »

Finding Beauty in the Struggle

by Thomas Smalley This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. If you told me seven years ago that one day I’d be standing… Read more »

A letter to my OCD

by Kayla This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. After completing residential treatment (May–August) followed by day treatment (August–September) for obsessive compulsive disorder… Read more »

My first encounter with OCD

By Mandy This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Do you remember what it feels like to be nine years old? I look… Read more »

The hard work of a happy ending

by Sunil This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Like all fairy tales, my story also begins with “Once upon a time.” But… Read more »

Good therapists and the wisdom of my five-year-old self

by Emily This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) when I was five years old…. Read more »