I am not an expert on OCD, depression, or anxiety. I just know what it’s like to suffer from them. I urge you to seek the help of medical professionals if you suffer symptoms of these conditions.
With this blog, I seek to be open and honest about the effects of OCD on me and on those around me.
I also write about depression and anxiety and how they have been both a part of and separate from my OCD.
I use this blog to consider the questions I ask myself about these disorders I have. I also want to share what I’ve learned along the way.
This blog is also where I write about other things going on in my life. I want to show that even though I have mental illnesses, I live a full life. OCD, depression, and anxiety do not define me.
I want to provide encouragement and education to others with OCD, depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders and to their families and friends. I also want to provide education about mental health problems to anyone who wants to learn.
My posts include references to my husband, who is supportive of me even though he doesn’t fully grasp what I experience with mental illness. He has seen me at my worst and still loves me.
My cats are also present in my posts. Cats and my love for animals have been instrumental in making my mental illness easier to bear.