Continuing the conversations on the stigmas against mental illness, Steph chats with Leah Adair about her struggle against OCD and the stigmas surrounding it. Leah shares her journey to being diagnosed with OCD and coming to understanding what OCD looks like for different people, far from the widespread misconception that it is just about compulsive hand washing.
1) What stops you from sharing your story? (We’re not talking necessarily about telling the world on Facebook, it could be just with a friend.)
2) How can you create space for people to share their stories with you this week?
3) What have you learned about OCD during this podcast that you didn’t know before? What stigmas have been debunked for you?
Embracing my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by Leah Adair:
My OCD does NOT stop me from being a teacher, wife, sister & friend by Leah Adair:
Websites with more information:
Twin Cities OCD support:
International OCD foundation:
debunking the myths of OCD youtube :