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Finding Meaning in Mental Illness

For me, recovery results in an opening of possibilities, and it comes about through accepting new possibilities. What I mean by that is, mental health challenges have resulted in reduced opportunities for me. 282 more words

Mental Illness

The Man Who Couldn't Stop

David Adam has written a wonderful book about his decades-long struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Adam, a journalist for several years with The Guardian and who now writes for… 577 more words

Four Years

Today is my husband’s and my four-year wedding anniversary, which started with a treatment that required me (read: us) to arrive at the hospital by 6:45 AM for a brain-traumatizing procedure. 284 more words

Factsheets and Resources: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

The Facts–What is OCD?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, more commonly known as OCD, is an anxiety disorder.

There are two parts of OCD:

1. Obsessions: Thoughts, images, and impulses that occur over and over again. 872 more words

Mental Health

What you need to know if your loved one has health anxiety

We really are sick. No, we probably don’t have typhoid fever or whatever we have imagined this week, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t sick and the symptoms are imagined. 65 more words

Health Anxiety

Looking back

Looking back at myself leads me to believe hypochondria… Health anxiety….whatever, is a progressive disease. I can remember how mild it use to be. I remember how easy it was to hide from people. 128 more words

Health Anxiety

Damage Control

I hate doing my eyebrows. I hate the obligation that females must have thin, beautiful eyebrows. There are other activities I would rather do then make my eyebrows look nice. 181 more words