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Posted on: 19th May 2018 by: Olivia

Mental health can be a lonely place when you first start experiencing problems. It is very important to first speak to a doctor if you feel you might be having trouble with your mental health. Getting diagnosed is an important first step and then you can start talking about methods which... Read more

Posted on: 15th May 2018 by: Olivia

I have suffered with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) for over 25 years now, it was only in the later years of my life did I discover how stress played its part and what I had to do to manage it. Back in the day, before I became a freelance illustrator I would use art as a hobby and... Read more

Posted on: 26th April 2018 by: Olivia

Everyone who knows me will know that there is a long running joke about me and OCD. My best man made reference to it in his speech at my wedding. I like my things being straight, tidy, in order etc. and this has made me the target for many a joke with my friends in the past. Unfortunately... Read more

Posted on: 12th April 2018 by: Olivia

During Autism Awareness week, Steve Slavin tells us about his lifelong struggle with OCD, other mental health problems and autism. A late diagnosis of autism when he was 48 years old, prompted Steve to change his life and rebrand himself as an openly autistic person. He has created online... Read more

Posted on: 18th January 2018 by: Madeline Lynde

 

Imagine being trapped. Not a lot of air. Your palms are sweaty. Your heart is racing. Maybe a movie is playing, or a song. One you don’t particularly like. Over and over and over again. Imagine being stuck on the Disneyland ride “It’s a Small World” for days and weeks on end. Or... Read more

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