Next time you say, “I’m so OCD”, think.
They tell you is that OCD is just personality flaw.
"OCD is geeky and cute."
"OCD makes people smart."
"People with OCD are good at cleaning."
"People with OCD never make mistakes"
"OCD is the same as being a perfectionist.."
OCD is a psychological illness and the reason you don’t know that is because no-one tells you
About the $5000-per-week care facility
About the endless supply of medications you’ll try
About the anxious hours spent thinking and fighting with yourself
About the thoughts that you’re going crazy
About the chemical burns on your hands from scrubbing,
the overworked wrists from rearranging clothes,
the lack of Vitamin C from being too scared to go outside.
No one tells you about being so unsure that you didn’t unplug your hair straightener that you’re late for work
No one tells you about the thousands of dollars in debt you owe to the therapist’s office,
the ER because you get so anxious that you can’t sleep when anyone even gets a little sick.
No one tells you about the milestones you’ll miss because you’re too busy ritualizing
or too scared to leave your house
or too afraid to be judged,
because no one thinks before they say,
"I’m so OCD."