This post is where my blog starts really. It was inspired by OCD-UK and their OCD Awareness Week. I joined their Thunderclap and wrote the following comment to be attached for them to automatically post to Facebook on my behalf. I was terrified but the response I’ve had has been so positive that I’ve decided (with encouragement!) to make the posts into a blog.
Trigger warning: again, I’m unsure what to write so please use caution if necessary x
My OCD is horrendous. I am plagued by intrusive thoughts and images of things no one would want to see. Due to those thoughts I then get the compulsion to kill myself. This isn’t feeling suicidal, it’s a compulsion. I don’t want to die. The intrusive thoughts are so bad that the compulsion is a way to escape them.
So when people joke about “being a bit OCD”, it isn’t funny. Compulsions aren’t about lining up tins of beans or cleaning the oven. They are strategies to cope – even if they are harmful/deluded etc.
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