I never knew that I had depression until I was twenty-two years old. The year before I remember sitting in my bedroom with my big pretty Christmas tree and I was in my room thinking about dying. I couldn't snap out of it. I figured it was my birth control, so I stopped taking it, … Continue reading What it’s Like to Be Depressed During Christmas
I love Christmas! I look forward to it all year. I love the magic that Christmas brings and all the beauty it brings along. The holiday makes me very happy. I enjoy Christmas so much! It is everything right with the world. I don't think there is anything I super dislike about Christmas except maybe … Continue reading Christmas Presents Stress Me Out!
As a person with OCD, I tend to look up a lot of things because I over think everything. This may not sound that bad but when you have a bump on your lip or your eye hurts you begin to panic. Panicking does nothing for you except put you in a world of worry. … Continue reading Don’t Look it Up
Every time my mom buys my dad a new watch he keeps the box. He shoves it on the shelf at the top of his closet and shacks each and everyone. I never noticed this. I don't go into his closet like that, but my mom made mention of it. Watch boxes are not the … Continue reading My Dad Likes Boxes
For one it’s embarrassing. Your crying and everyone is asking what’s wrong. You don’t want to tell them. You also don’t want to admit to your trigger. You absolutely don’t want to say someone hurt your feelings even if you caused them too. You don’t want to take responsibility. It hurts and it’s hard to … Continue reading What It’s Like to Have a Mental Breakdown On Thanks Giving. (Story Time)
I am only one of my family members with OCD. I am the first to be diagnosed so this is how I am able to pinpoint it in the rest of my family. My family members do not suffer with OCD as bad as I do. I need to be on medicine because my thoughts … Continue reading Crazy Can Be Hereditary (A Family Full of Compulsions.)
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
When my mom found out I was OCD she was the most supportive person in the house. My brother was on board, but my dad didn't grasp what was going on. I couldn't explain to him what it meant to be OCD. He didn't know anything except for what my mom and I told him. … Continue reading Getting Your Family to Help You
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