It seems to me that there are more and more blogs out there about OCD. From first-person accounts, to stories of family members, to blogs by mental health professionals, the word is slowly but surely getting out there.
The more the better! I feel as if we are on the cusp of changing views of OCD and other mental illnesses. And the best way to educate and inform the public is by talking (and blogging!) about OCD and our experiences as much as we can. Who knows? Maybe our blogs will even reach people who are suffering from OCD but have gone undiagnosed, or even misdiagnosed.
And the word about OCD is getting out there on a larger scale as well. Last October 11-17 was the second annual OCD Awareness week. As I sat in front of my computer and watched and listened to various speakers relate their experiences, I could not help marvel at how brave they all were. To share their trials, tribulations and triumphs with OCD is a gift to all of us. And that’s how I feel about the bloggers as well, especially those that deal with first-person accounts. So brave. So helpful. So important.
So let’s keep talking, and blogging, and making movies, and doing whatever we can to end the stigma of OCD.
Let’s all be brave!