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Could I have OCD

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i think i have ocd but im not sure. i said it to my therapist summer of 2022 and i told her why she agreed given my symptoms it was a posibility so i told my dad too. he said i didnt and he took me out of therapy that week. i still think i have it but im too scared to bring it up.


Hello there, thanks for your question!

Firstly, we want to extend a warm welcome to you. It takes courage to reach out and share your thoughts and concerns, especially when it comes to something as personal as your mental health. We want you to know that you are not alone in what you’re feeling. Many young people experience moments of uncertainty or fear when it comes to understanding their own mental well-being, and it’s okay to feel unsure or scared.
It’s evident that you’ve taken a significant step by seeking support from a therapist and expressing your concerns about possibly having OCD. It’s important to acknowledge the bravery it took to open up about your experiences. Your therapist’s acknowledgment of the possibility of OCD is a significant validation of your feelings and experiences. However, we can understand how disheartening it must have been to have your dad dismiss your concerns and stop your therapy sessions.
Feeling scared to bring up your thoughts again is entirely understandable given your previous experience. It’s important to remember that your feelings and experiences are valid, and it’s okay to speak out for yourself and your mental well-being. If you’re comfortable, you might consider reaching out to another trusted adult, such as a different family member or school counsellor, to discuss your feelings and explore your options for support further.
Remember, you are never alone in this journey. Organisations like offer support and guidance around OCD. Childline is also
here for you, whenever you need it. Whether you prefer to talk over the phone (1800 66 66 66) or through Live Chat the team is available 24/7 to listen to you without judgment, offer support, and help you explore your options moving forward. You deserve to have your feelings and concerns heard and addressed, and there are people ready to support you every step of the way.
Take care of yourself, and remember that it’s okay to prioritise your mental health. You are stronger than you think, and you have the resilience to get through these challenging times. Keep reaching out for support, and know that brighter days are ahead.

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