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.."

No.

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

every day.

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."

—  Lucy Harper, from “Things I Should’ve Told my Mother but Instead Told the Internet”
  • I hate when people over use mental illnesses.
  • What ocd is:not being able to control your impulses.
  • What its not:liking things neat. Although it can be, but dont diagnose yourself juat becasue of this.
  • What anxiety is:Literally being so freaked out in your head that you can not accomplish simple tasks.
  • What its not:A cute/romantic trait quiet people have. Its not fun its a nightmare.
  • What depression is:A feeling of loss that can overcome you at anytime, even in happy days.
  • What it is not:Sadness. This sounds counterintuitive , but everyone gets sad and this does not make you have depression. It's also not a trait that can be magically fixed by another person.
  • So please, do not use these words lightly because you might hurt someone whos fighting every day with it.

Compared to women without mental health problems, women with depression were around 2.5 times more likely to have experienced domestic violence over their adult lifetime (prevalence estimate 45.8 percent).

Women with anxiety disorders were over 3.5 times more likely to have experienced domestic violence (prevalence estimate 27.6 percent), and women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were around 7 times more likely (prevalence estimate 61 percent).

Women with other disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, were also at an increased risk of domestic violence compared to women without mental health problems, according to the researchers.

—  Mentally Ill More Likely to Suffer Domestic Violence

(Please remember these statistics next time someone labels an abuse victim as “crazy” in an attempt to dismiss or discredit them).

Holiday PSA about the mentally ill:

this holiday season please remember that your mentally ill friends and family can’t just turn off their illnesses to make the holidays “more enjoyable” for everyone else. so if you see a loved one struggling to smile, eat, or just cope with the anxiety the holidays intensify, don’t make them feel bad about it. don’t say things like “why can’t you just cheer up and be sociable? you’re bringing everyone else down.” shit like that will not help; it will in fact make everything worse for them. so this holiday if you notice a friend or family member is down and having difficulty coping, don’t make them feel guilty that their illnesses don’t take the holidays off. instead, ask if there’s anything you can do to make them more comfortable, anything you shouldn’t say, or anything you can help them with. be understanding. be patient. be loving. be caring. because if loving and caring for your friends and relatives isn’t what the holidays are for, then what’s the point?

  • Person:"Oh my gosh I'm so OCD about it..."
  • Me:Shut up.
  • Person:"I bout' had a panic attack!"
  • Me:Shut up.
  • Person:"I must have ADHD... I'm so hyper today!"
  • Me:Shut up.
  • Person:"He's so bipolar!"
  • Me:Shut up.
  • This goes for all disorders/mental illness (including ones I didn't list):they are not fun. They are not pretty or cute. They are a pain to deal with and make people's lives a living hell. Stop acting like they are just some term you can throw around whenever you want to.

When you hear “OCD,” you probably think about a serious anxiety disorder with physical compulsions, or about how wacky you are for wanting to keep your bookshelf alphabetized, depending on your level of knowledge. But there’s another, more obscure form, known as Primarily Obsessional OCD, which can give you strong, repetitive urges to murder your loved ones. Not quite as cute and approachable as Monk, is it? Lydia was diagnosed with it as a teenager. Here’s what she’s learned in the years since.

5 Realities of Life When Your Brain Wants You to Murder