Clara, 28, East Anglia, UK

I believe that I am responsible for the safety of everyone in the world. The burden is huge.

Clara-no-textMy OCD is multipronged. It focuses mainly on ensuring that everybody is safe, but also shows itself as a fear of contamination.

Every day, I get so angry and upset with myself for believing in my intrusive thoughts, and that anger ultimately makes my symptoms worse. I never feel good enough, pretty enough, safe enough or in control of my thoughts, and I wash my hands until they bleed.

Despite the turmoil inside my head, I still have hope and belief that one day I’ll conquer this beast.

Categories: The Wall

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