OCD project

By: lanorth
Mood: Other
Date: Jan 08, 2013
Music: None

I have an idea everyone!

Who knows of the book Post Secret ? If you don't, go look at it! It deals with people submitting post cards about "secrets" they have. Something as simple as: "I never sing because I'm afraid someone will hear me" to something more serious like: "I tell my husband I'm at a tuperware party but really I'm having an affair with his best friend".

I LOVE this book because it's a simple reminder that EVERYONE has issues/secrets/etc. and while some don't resonate with me as personally, some do- and it helps.

SOOOO i was thinking ...when I'm in an OCD funk---it's hard to get out of it, and it helps to come on here and talk to someone and hear that other people get through it. but often times, in my experience here, its more venting about OCD then trying to "manage" it.

SO my idea::: members send me anonymous obsessions/compulsions.

then, if you want to go on further, maybe include :

1. how it affects you? how do you feel?

2. do you want to be doign this?

3. How do you manage this?

then...if people do this I could use i toward a life dream of mine to : help make awareness of ocd more real... something more than the stereotyped "neat freaks" ( I could publish these in a book (like post secret) or make a blog) Anything that gains awareness. and the best part--it could be run by us! people who have and live iwht OCD ---not a psychologist who just has "book" knowledge

I know this is just an idea, and some people may not want it.

BUt i know that i have obsessions that I'm ashamed of telling---I'm guessing some people do as well. Wouldn't it be nice to put it out there with no name attatched and possibly help others relate to you??

any thoughts?

I feel kind of ambitious today and am having a good day. hope this idea seems okay....message me privately with thoughts. if enough people are interested--- I may want to make this into an OCD project! :)

(also....if you like this idea make sure to tell other tribe member, maybe they didn't see my blog. if you have outside sources that would want to take part---ask around and let me know!)



From: Skwerl
January 26, 2013, 9:22 pm

Got a reply, her name is thymeoperator, but she said she no longer logs on here regularly. Maybe you could message her if you have questions?



Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in....

From: Skwerl
January 26, 2013, 11:57 am

With regards to publishing, there was a project a few years ago started here on the tribe that is now in print. It is called Check Mates, here's a link: -Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder/dp/0956452906/ref= sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1359219526&sr=8-2& keywords=vrinda+pendred

Many of the authors are tribe members.  Sorry to say I can't remember the name the editor uses on this site, but I'm friends with her on FB. I sent her a message asking her to jog my memory. I'll post back when she replies. Perhaps you can connect with her about her experience. 


Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in....

From: lanorth
January 8, 2013, 11:41 pm

 Razzle Dazzle,

thanks for the constructive criticism. I'll take it to heart.

I do know that getting published would be a challenge. I think I would more so maybe make a blog or something if I wanted to take this idea further. 



From: tpark27
January 8, 2013, 9:18 pm

Woah. That sounds incredible actually!


'Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.'

From: Clark
January 8, 2013, 8:40 pm
Wow great idea. I am a mother of 10 yr old that is ocd. His main compulsion is confessions. I have him write them down in a journal and give them to me because some days it's a new one every 5min. So we have them all ready for you in cute little 10yr old handwriting. I too am frustrated with the the fact that there is shame with being ocd lack of understanding. We are dealing with kids teasing and its hard.



From: Dave123
January 8, 2013, 4:51 pm

sounds like a great idea let me know[ onions have layer like ogars have layers]



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