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Posted on: 14th November 2018 by: ImoP


Introducing Martha

Let’s get something straight – right at the beginning – before any words are put down on paper on this subject so close to my heart and mind. OCD is an extraordinary mental illness which terrifies and debilitates very ordinary, average, nice people... Read more

Posted on: 8th November 2018 by: ImoP

I would like to share my experience of mental illness to encourage others to seek help for their difficulties and to emphasise that there is no shame in having such illnesses and no shame in seeking help. There is much stigma associated with mental illness, and more so in certain cultures... Read more

Posted on: 23rd September 2018 by: Aly-april

Hello I'm aly. I'm sharing my story, because of a lovely man that I met and I, was inspired, with his passion to help people with mental health issues. so this ones for you david,thank you for your encouragement.

I have been trapped in fear since I was born in to a home of violence... Read more

Posted on: 17th August 2018 by: Oliver

Hi. My name’s Oliver and I have OCD. Not your standard hand washing, cleaning, or even checking locks or counting. I’m going into this assuming you know what OCD is: intrusive thoughts and compulsions. I tend to see my intrusive thoughts as obsessions, thoughts that keep me up at night... Read more

Posted on: 6th August 2018 by: Lisa W

First of all, hello! I'm new here and am so glad to have found somewhere to share my story.

I first noticed the symptoms of OCD when I was 14. My earliest memory was arranging all of my bits and bobs on my bedside table one night in a straight order and making sure that nothing was... Read more