Hey guys! This is my contribution to the International OCD Foundation's OCD Awareness Week Video Contest! Woohoo! I've made videos to raise awareness of OCD and mental illness for about a year now, so when I heard they were doing this contest again, I knew I had to enter!
OCD is so important and needs more awareness so people can get the proper treatment. It can take a person 30+ years to receive proper treatment for OCD. Isn't that ridiculous? When someone gets a physical illness, it takes a trip to the doctor to get treatment. With OCD, it could take multiple trips to the doctor, the therapist, the psychiatrist. It's so hard to find good doctors and therapists who can treat OCD. The more I hear other people's stories, the more I feel so blessed it only took me 6 months to receive treatment. Although, even six months is a lot for someone with severe symptoms. Hearing other people's stories also makes me want to spread awareness even more.
I hope this video was informational or inspirational to you and I hope now you all can go out and spread awareness for OCD during OCD Awareness Week, October 11-17th. :)
Ps. Thanks to my dad for filming this!
Pps. Sorry for the blurry parts. :)
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