It's not just doing something silly or simply being a type-A perfectionist. OCD is a real thing, that real people struggle with. Experience it for yourself with this beautiful video.
"Just over a month ago, I could see," Kaylee Muthart writes. "Or maybe I should put it this way: I had both my eyes, but they didn't help me notice how dangerous my life had become. Then, on February 6, my world went black."
“People think, they hear anxiety, high-pressure life, you’re on television. It’s nothing to do with that,” he said. “I’ve had heightened anxiety and mild panic attacks at the playground with my own children and wife there, and the feeling was so terrifying and so gripping that I literally had to leave and excuse myself.”
In 140 characters or less, people from all over the world shared inspiring tweets that serve as a powerful reminder to seek treatment for mental illness and to start a conversation about what really matters.
There is someone who understands you completely and, unlike man, who is not pushed away by your flaws. How amazing is it that the same one who fully knows us also fully loves us. If anything, may His love complete you in this truth.
Discovering how to care for those with depression has been personally difficult, but extremely rewarding. The best thing you can do is be really candid with the people you love who are hurting, and give them a comfortable space to try and tell you what they might need from you.
Learning how to overcome anxiety is the most difficult task anyone has ever asked me to complete. But these thoughts, the ones that are not truly mine, feel like poison to my soul. But on those days when I can mark a check in the win category, I feel like I can take on the world. I want every day to feel that way, and I won’t stop until every day does.