This week, (the 11th to the 17th of October 2015) is OCD Awareness Week. A pivotal time in the calendar for those of us who advocate for OCD awareness and also OCD sufferers too. A disorder which is all too often misused and made a mockery of, is given a much needed boost into the limelight to hopefully diminish the stereotypical views on this awful condition and making others think twice before they describe their quintessential quirks as ‘soooooo OCD.‘
So for this week, I’m going to be posting every single day on a topic surrounding OCD. This will consist of a mixture of personal posts, to advice posts, reader contribution posts, tweet chats and hopefully be some guest posts too! Not forgetting lots of added stereotype busting and stigma destroying. *flexed muscle emoji*
So, one of my posts this week is going to be called “If your OCD was a person, what would you say.” Now this is where you can play a part. All you have to do is leave a comment, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or tweet me @Ellen_White_ with a sentence or two about what you would say to your OCD, if it was a person. Then, in a few days, I’ll accumulate all your responses into a post for #OCDWeek! I’ll sign only first names under your quote, but please feel free to let me know if you want to stay anonymous. That’s totally okay too.
Also! On Friday the 16th of October, at 7pm UK time, I’m going to be (attempting) to host a tweet chat surrounding OCD. I’ll be using the hashtag #TalkOCD and I’ll try and have some questions lined up to help get the ball rolling. I’d love love love it if you could come and contribute, the more the merrier, so please share around. 🙂
Here’s to a successful OCD Awareness Week!