Sarah Comerford – “But what if I drop the baby?”: my life with postpartum OCD

“But what if I drop the baby?”: my life with postpartum OCD I always wanted to be a mom. When I met my husband, even though we were young and knew that starting a family was years away, it was something we still talked about and planned for. We picked out names that we liked, [...]

By | 2018-01-07T22:23:19+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Categories: OCD, PPD|Tags: , |0 Comments

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