From a very young age, I remember categorising myself as a ‘worrier’. Sometimes it felt that, as soon as something I was worried about passed or was solved, I moved straight on to the next thing. Never content with peace of mind.
Nowadays, I can see this as the very beginnings of my battles with my mental health. Now that I know what depression, anxiety and OCD are, it doesn’t really seem surprising to me that I suffer with them. It’s almost as though they are written into my very being.
Having said this though, I must emphasise that my experiences with mental ill health have been (thankfully) quite mild compared to many others I know. However, I still wanted to share a slice of my story – specifically regarding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).