Posts Categorized: Stories from the OCD Community

My Journey to Finding an LGBTQ+ Affirming OCD Therapist

Written by IOCDF Advocate Alexandra Reynolds OCD therapy was not the place I imagined, and coming out as bisexual and gender fluid, I didn’t think my sexual and gender identities mattered in or affected my treatment. Having already experienced coming out to less than affirming therapists, I was too afraid to broach the subject again…. Read more »

Revealing the absurdity of OCD

by Ross 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. While watching Harry Potter I had a thought regarding obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). There… Read more »

OCD: Truth & Lies

by Kathryn Blalock 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 born with a rare genetic disorder: Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS). It affects… Read more »

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 »

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 »

An introvert’s path to recovery

By Nicholas Meyer 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. For as long as I can remember, I always preferred being alone. I… Read more »