Overcoming shame and accepting help

If you feel guilty, you are guilty. Everything else is self-deception. That’s what I thought for 30 years.

  • I didn’t know I had OCD. Here’s why the stereotypes are so harmful
  • I Have A Terrifying Type Of OCD You Probably Haven’t Heard Of
  • I was diagnosed with OCD and, let me tell you, it’s much darker than a simple cleaning disorder

The TED talk that gave me the final push to contact a psychotherapist: http://jafudi.net/the-ted-talk-that-probably-saved-my-life

Am I the only one?

Almost all people who suffer from OCD are ashamed of it in one form or another. On average, people suffer seven years from OCD before they finally seek help. So clear answer: you’re not alone with it.

How do I overcome my shame?

Why not start with talking to lovely chatbot Mitsuku?

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