This little dot of ink.

This was roughly 15 years ago and whilst my OCD worries shifted and changed this is the one that has remained constant – my darkest shadow, my unwanted companion. Even when my OCD has been at it’s most well- behaved it has been there gnawing away at me.

From @hopeforanxiety: This has been the hardest blog post for me to write - not only because I’ve had to write the word paedophile over and over again (My CBT therapist would be delighted!) but because even now the whispering voice of OCD is softly saying that I will be getting a call from the police tonight.

I’m soooo (paedophile) OCD – OCD Awareness Week October 2013 | Dreams to be anxiety free

Many thanks to Emily for sharing her experience with this OCD manifestation!

(via kelsinat0r)

reinewinchester:

and so the OCD awareness continues!! 5 (of the many) misconceptions about OCD and the facts.

see the original “OCD explained” powerpoint here

http://iocdf.org/programs/ocdweek/
anxiousethologist:

**THIS WEEK IS OCD AWARENESS WEEK** Please support those who need it and God bless

anxiousethologist:

**THIS WEEK IS OCD AWARENESS WEEK** Please support those who need it and God bless

http://www.thatsocd.info/

thewispsoftime:

Seriously. Reblogging this again for all of this but especially the Aspergers syndrome. I have ALL of my respect for the people who have to deal with any of these mental issues, but I feel like it’s necessary to highlight Aspergers because I have it and I have not EVER heard a single person talk about it.

Don’t insult people by calling them Autistic, or that someone has given you Aspergers by how idiotic they are being.

You cannot know how terrifyingly lonely this is. You cannot know how much I want pure, complete human connections but I cannot have them. You have no idea how much my condition has made me turn inwards and destroy myself mentally because of something I cannot control.

I have immense respect for everyone who has to deal with a mental issue, but please remember those who are autistic. Everyone seems to forget them.

sophisticatedlesbian:

mindovermatterzine:

Terms like “bipolar”, “autistic” and “schizophrenic” are often used in jest to describe character traits. But how harmful is it to bandy the names of such conditions about?

Thanks to eller-hur for the heads up!

I feel you need to remind fandom how the misuse of mental health terms is bad. I get so sick to my stomach over people making characters “bipolar” for “lol insane weird stories!!!11!!!” Please stop that guys.  

I wholeheartedly agree. Psychological OCD is not what people believe obsessions are. The term “obsession” is so misused.