OCD Awareness Week

This week is OCD awareness week! For those of you who don’t already know, I’ve been living with severe OCD and other mental health issues for the past 15 years. It’s a long road to recovery and getting to a place where my issues are manageable, but I know with the right treatment and support group, it can be done. Below I have links to other posts I have written about and instead of posting something similar this year, I simply want to use this post to say…

…if you ever need someone to talk to or have any questions or concerns about OCD or mental health issues in general, feel free to email me or message me on Instagram or Twitter – I’d be more than happy to help or even just chat! I know how hard and debilitating living with OCD (and mental health issues in general) can be and you are not alone.

I never thought I’d be living the life I am living now. It took a lot of strength, perseverance, help and support and I felt like giving up so many times – but I’m so glad I didn’t. You can get to a place where OCD doesn’t define you and encompass your entire life. I promise.

So that being said, thank you for everyone in my life who has and continues to support me everyday and encourages me to be my best self! I wouldn’t be writing this without you.



5 Ways My Mental Health Issues Have Positively Impacted My Life



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Thanks for reading!


  1. Abby, I love this. Thank you so much for sharing. I deal with similar issues (panic & anxiety) and reading this just made me want to stop and tell you what an amazing thing it is to share this. You will change lives. I’m just so grateful for women who are honest that life is hard!!!

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    • Hi Amanda, Thank you so much for your kind comment. I’m so glad this resonates with you. I hope that openness and honesty really helps change the way we think about our mental health and physical health! It’s so important to accept who we are and be proud! Anyway thanks for commenting again – nice to see a GG reader as well 🙂 xx Abby

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