Hi everyone. I did a radio show this morning on 1380 am on OCD. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to reach out to fellow sufferrers who are living in silence and shame with their secret.
The message I want to send out to you is that I have been where you are with no help or relief in site. The reality is that you are not alone, you are not crazy, your secret thoughts and things you do to feel safe that you are ashamed of are so remarkably common. I also want to tell you that what you are struggling with is not you. It is your OCD and there is a big difference between the two. You can definitely get better and have a happy life. The first step for you could be to go to our support group. You don’t have to say a word if you don’t want to. Just observe and listen. You will be amazed at how common your “higly unusual” thoughts and rituals are. Come to group. It very well may change your life. I think it will. It did mine.
The group is called ShowMeOCD. I started this 3 years ago and CenterPointe Hospital sponsors it along with more on the way. Stay tuned. We meet every Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 pm at the CenterPointe building located at 763 South New Ballas road in creve coeur, suite 130. There is no charge and the only requirement to attending is that you are struggling with OCD and/or Anxiety.
Would love to hear from you. I have been through the mill with this condition and I have come through it. I have come to believe that it is my calling to share my story and what I have learned that gave me back my life of happiness, to those of you who are sufferring, confused, anxious, feel alone and isolated and don’t know what to do. Reach out if you would like and I will be glad to share everything I learned in successfully overcoming OCD and Anxiety. Your life can be great. It is far from hopeless. I have been there.
Thanks and talk soon,