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First Day and Talking About Mental Health

Monday, July 02, 2012

Starting over again is hard. But what's harder than that is admitting to faults and acknowledging that you can't achieve perfection-- you can only do your best. My OCD is debilitating but I'm taking steps to work on it. I'm being brave. I want you all to be brave with me. Believing in yourself is a difficult thing.
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  • KARIN1972
    I loved your blog. You were very brave to talk about your OCD. Too many of us ignore mental health issues that we may be facing. And, like you said, the issue ends up causing the weight gain, not the other way around. We should all be asking ourselves not only how, but also WHY we let ourselves gain weight or get unhealthy. We all know about calories in versus calories out. The question is why do or did we ignore it for X amount time. Self-reflection is so important.

    Thank you for being so open with us!
    1986 days ago
    I actually have and thats part of the plan to help out in the future. My medicine and therapy go hand in hand, but its going to be a while before I get back to a state where my rituals don't interrupt my life (like they do now!)
    1987 days ago
    You're completely right... It's all mental. Have you ever gone and talked to a professional? I've struggled with social anxiety in the past, and although it was a pretty minor issue with me, only a few sessions with a therapist really helped me.
    1987 days ago
    loved your vlog! I totally agree that taking care of yourself metally is part of getting yourself healthy for the long term. For a long time I've stuggled with anxiety and when I was younger I really didn't know what it was, I just knew that I worried a lot - to the extreme and I was always afraid to share my worries with other people because I would worry they wouldn't understand or think i was just being silly. It's only recently that I have been trying to open up about it but I still struggle with feelings of guilt because I dont want to burden other people with my problems.

    I think you are so brave for sharing your story and I'm so happy your did. I look forward to hearing about your updates!

    1988 days ago
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