If you live in America you have survived the constant torture of American politics. It is always easy to tell when an election is coming up especially when you watch tv. The constant slandering of each candidate and fear instilled in citizens about things they knew nothing about or even cared about. Not every American … Continue reading How To Not Be Anxious About Politics
My dad can home from Walmart with a hand full items that he needed for the week. In the bag was a box of pink-eye reliever. I panicked for a second, but then I stopped. My mom told me that my dad's eye was hurting for a week. He also didn't have a red eye … Continue reading Stop Worrying! OCD is Illogical!
When your OCD stretches to other people that’s when you have a problem. Sometimes my OCD gives my family anxiety. Anxiety shouldn’t be contagious but somehow in my house, it is. My mom has to pick and chose what she says to me because she is afraid I will have a meltdown. Her anxiety raises … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Anxiety Be Contagious
Since my dose on my anti-depressant was upped I have no need for my anxiety medicine as much. I used to take it twice a day but now I'm down to one. It's feels great. You all know I don't like taking my meds. I don't like taking medicine period. I also don't like the … Continue reading No Anxiety Medicine
I had a mental breakdown today. Yes, ironic that I didn't follow my own advice, but I was really in my feelings. I have a hard time dealing with change. It becomes my downfall a lot of times. My parents are the best at helping me, but it's taking the help that is the problem. … Continue reading I Had A Mental Breakdown
I have a mental breakdown every so often. Often enough to be able to give advice on how to handle them. I remember at the beginning of this year I was very stressed out. I was getting ready to graduate college and very much on edge. I remember crying in my parents' arms at least … Continue reading How to Calm A Mental Breakdown
No one understands compulsions. For starters, it’s hard to explain OCD to people period. A lot of the stresses that you go through most people think you should just get over. It’ hard to explain to people why you jump over cracks in the floor or why you only enter through doors on the left … Continue reading Hiding You. I Mean Your Compulsions.
When I first got diagnosed with OCD/Anxiety, I didn’t want to tell anymore. I was embarrassed about having a mental illness. I wanted to be normal and normal didn’t mean taking meds to help my moods. But thinking back on it may have been my OCD that made me feel this way. When I got … Continue reading Coming Out About Me
What is OCD? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Not Overly Cleaning Dysfunction. I couldn’t think of anything else that was close. But it doesn’t mean cleaning all the time. I get tired of people thinking that. Cleaning can be a compulsion, but there are many more things. OCD is a mental illness that falls under anxiety but … Continue reading What Isn’t OCD?
I don’t like going to crowded places. This is mainly because of parking. I hate going somewhere and not knowing where to park. Everything in my body goes up. My anxiety is off the chain and I can’t focus on anything else but that one thing. It makes fun event downtown kind of not fun … Continue reading Talk Yourself Off the Ledge