The Dark Struggle – OCD and Suicidal Thoughts

The Dark Struggle – OCD and Suicidal Thoughts

*TRIGGER WARNING: This article may be difficult if you are sensitive to this topic.  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a severely disabling mental illness that can make someone’s life feel like an endless nightmare. The constant cycle of intrusive,...
All-or-Nothing Thinking in OCD

All-or-Nothing Thinking in OCD

Hello my friend with OCD. I want to ask you about something and see if it applies to you. Do you have all-or-nothing thinking? All-or-nothing thinking, or thinking in extremes, is prevalent in OCD. I still experience this type of thinking even without OCD looming over...
OCD, The Mischievous Brain Gremlin

OCD, The Mischievous Brain Gremlin

Here is what is going on in the OCD Brain. For those of you out there who think that people with OCD are just quirky and “should just stop doing those weird things,” I’m going to dispel that myth. You wouldn’t tell somebody who was diabetic to...
How NOT to Help Your Loved One with OCD

How NOT to Help Your Loved One with OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be a perplexing and frustrating condition for those who don’t experience it firsthand. The intrusive thoughts and rituals that characterize OCD may seem entirely irrational to an outside observer. However, for the person...