OCD

Stephen Smith

Although I have had an opportunity to rack up a fair share of successes, there was a time when I could barely leave my house as I struggled with the crippling symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which causes uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts and behaviors. This struggle occurred due to one major reason: there was little access [...]

By | 2017-10-23T21:05:42+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: OCD, Stigma Fighters|Tags: |0 Comments

Katie Lou

For the past 25 years I was oblivious to the fact that what I have been living with is considered a mental health condition, instead I went about my days thinking the others around me were strong and confident individuals whereas I believed I was just not. As I grew up I came to learn [...]

By | 2017-04-11T20:04:00+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Shauna Dinsart

Lips are moving. Mouths: opening and closing. Food being broken into digestible pieces. Smack. Smack. Smack. The noise gets louder. It can’t just be in my head. Someone is turning up the volume—someone is out to get me. My steady heartbeat begins pounding; harder and faster as the noise becomes louder and louder. Sweat drips [...]

By | 2017-03-01T12:00:05+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Abby Rotstein

I can make planes fall from the sky! I can cause the earth to shake, cars to crash, and buildings to tumble violently to the ground. That’s what my OCD had me believe anyway, though I was never fully convinced. No one has superpowers. Still, I became extremely nervous when thoughts of destruction entered my [...]

By | 2016-11-07T07:41:33+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Categories: OCD, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Krista Pylkki

I didn’t know anyone.  Maybe that’s why it happened.  I had family history of it.  Maybe that’s what happened.  During October of my freshman year of college, symptoms of mental illness began.  It was scary and foreign to me.  I didn’t know what it was or what to do and suffered in silence for the [...]

By | 2016-10-20T11:01:31+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Categories: Depression, OCD, PTSD|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Paakhi Bhatnagar

Ever since I have made my way out the burning heaps of OCD that used to surround me, I have found myself in a constant state of fearing the relapse. When I read my journal entries dating back to when I used to struggle with my OCD, I feel happy that I am not going [...]

By | 2016-07-25T11:18:00+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Categories: OCD, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Zach Liberatore

“My Struggle with OCD”             Throughout the entirety of my life up until my sophomore year of high school, I considered myself to be a very outgoing and enjoyable person. I had plenty of peers and loved going out to either just relax and talk with friends or carouse and have a “memorable night”. I [...]

By | 2016-07-22T12:19:33+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Categories: OCD|0 Comments