What OCD Is Like (for Me)

What OCD Is Like (for Me)

In the video, I talk about my life with obsessive-compulsive disorder and a bit about how I came to write my forthcoming book, Turtles All the Way Down.
If you need mental health services in the U.S., you can find help through SAMHSA: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ And regardless of where you live, if you are concerned about your mental health, please ask your doctor or someone you trust to help you find treatment options. There is hope.

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20 Responses

  1. Carson Barlow says:

    First!

  2. Chomuggaacapri says:

    DON’T YOU DARE SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE NUMBER OF VIEWS AND/OR LIKES, JUST ENJOY THE VIDEO.

  3. Madelyn Mackintosh says:

    Thank you for this video, John. As someone that struggles with mental issues, it means a lot that you’re using your platform to shine a light. Really.

  4. Shira Melcer says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this. You are a huge inspiration for me as an authour and a person, and I too have OCD, and I don’t wash my hands 50 times an hour. Oh well. Thank you so much.

  5. William Sun says:

    Anyone else have OCD?

  6. NifflerTay says:

    I look forward to Tuesdays more than someone ever should

  7. Martín Cruz says:

    I think is weird to comment something like “first” when the video is about a serious subject like mental health.

  8. lilas-insondable says:

    I have dermatillomania, which is a type of OCD, and this video is very important to me, thank you for making this on your platform 🙂

  9. Além do Nada says:

    Am I the captain of this ship I call “myself”?

    That’s scary…..

    man, I’m super anxious for John’s new book (bet will be great)

  10. ChristiaanDB1 says:

    John. This video is great. I was at a talk recently and we spoke about how easy someone can say “Oh, I have OCD” or “I’m feeling depressed” without really knowing what it means.
    This really helps.
    Thank you

  11. Jada Grisson says:

    There’s such a comforting kind of objectivity in the kindness expressed in this video. Because that’s what it feels like when someone acknowledges your pain ( in this case mental illness), it’s someone doing you a kindness. + to this video

  12. Sapphire Sparrow Films says:

    “I don’t feel like my mental illness has any superpower side effects.”

    As a creator with depression and anxiety, I feel this so much. So. So. Much.

    Looking forward to the new book. DFTBA.

  13. Swolo says:

    Thanks John – this video actually helped me understand this condition a lot better. My friend has this and I’ve struggled to understand how she feels, but now I feel I like I can empathise with he better.

  14. Sarah Olsen says:

    Was just recently diagnosed with ADHD, which could be the cause of my long standing anxiety.
    Nervous, but excited for what the future holds now that I have a diagnosis.

  15. Morgan Rondinelli says:

    I love that John talks so openly about OCD and mental healh, but I wish he mentioned ERP (exposure and response prevention therapy)!
    It’s the gold standard treatment for OCD, but unfortunately a lot of people with OCD and professionals don’t know about it.
    Another great resource is the International OCD Foundation.
    https://iocdf.org

  16. suchaknitwit says:

    John, you are the reason I sought help for my bi-polar disorder and I will never be able to thank you enough for that.

    Medication helps. Therapy helps. Being open and honest about how you feel helps. I hope this helps someone else.

  17. Riley batty says:

    I have OCD and this exoplanets intrusive thoughts very well

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