My Struggles With OCD

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  • Published on Nov 12, 2019
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    Jennie wants to share her experience and struggles with OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
    Although people might assume that OCD is all about keeping things neat and tidy, OCD can affect people in different ways. For Jennie, her OCD made her feel like she always had to keep things "even." For example, if Jennie saw two books on a table that weren't perfectly lined up and "even," Jennie would feel the need to rearrange the books and fix their position. However, it wasn't as simple as just moving the books around - Jennie had a whole system for fixing things that wasn't always easy to explain to other people.
    Because of her OCD, Jennie felt like she had to do certain things and complete specific tasks to feel at peace. Although she was right-handed, she decided to go an entire year using her left hand to do things so that her left side was even with her right side. Then, once the year had passed, she felt like she had to use both her right and left hands equally to keep things balanced and fair. It was extremely difficult for her, and it started to really impact her days at school, time with friends and overall daily life.
    Her OCD felt like it was only getting more difficult to handle. She started to count all of her body movements, and she felt like she had to keep track every time she would breathe or blink. She began to feel like someone was listening to her thoughts, and if she didn't think or feel the right thing, she may be punished.
    Finally, Jennie decided to talk to her parents and explain how she was feeling. They brought her to a counselling, and a counselor was really able to help her. Now, Jennie doesn't feel so overwhelmed by her disorder. Jennie wants other people to know how important it is to NOT suffer in silence, and she hopes her story can help someone who may also be struggling with OCD.
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  • kawaii hikari
    kawaii hikari 2 hours ago

    I also have the same problem

  • Peanutbutter63
    Peanutbutter63 3 hours ago +1

    I have to keep things straight. And whenever I go into a store and one thing isn't with the right place. (Like a flamingo pin isn't with the other flamingo pin, but with the elephant pins) I would have to put the flamingo pin back with the others. That's my OCD

  • Candy Eve
    Candy Eve 4 hours ago

    Wait me too

  • Brennan Herring
    Brennan Herring 4 hours ago

    Dude this is me but something else it's a little different for me

  • raine's youtube world -raine isaac-

    Why she had 4 eyebrows ?

  • Joseph Sabourin
    Joseph Sabourin 5 hours ago

    I struggle the same way too buts not bad

  • Carri Carter
    Carri Carter 5 hours ago

    Ooooooooooooooof

  • Sita Adhikari
    Sita Adhikari 5 hours ago +1

    That you so much I also have that and I thought that I was the only one but it's good to know that someone else also has it :)

  • Kayleigh Clarke does everything

    My ocd is knoking on wood I simply can’t stop wait I have to knock three times of wait I knocked six now it has to be nine. It’s complicated

  • Lavender Dan LD
    Lavender Dan LD 6 hours ago

    I like how these videos are real in like my story animated
    Story booth: real life problems
    My story animated: I eat scorpions for breakfast so I can get poisonous((real video btw look it up))

  • Samantha Vo
    Samantha Vo 6 hours ago

    Story booth has the real deal other stories time have nonrealistic stories :>

  • Anne Korves
    Anne Korves 7 hours ago

    Thanks to OCD I pick at my nails with pencil led

  • Somethingelse
    Somethingelse 7 hours ago

    I have like a really really small ocd but it’s exactly like this one, except way smaller. it was worse when I was a younger but Ive gotten better :3

  • Mark. G
    Mark. G 7 hours ago

    Oooooooohhh
    So that's what I've been doing this whole time :0

  • Amora Ray
    Amora Ray 7 hours ago

    Don't worry I have ocd 😁

  • -// D o 0 m \\-
    -// D o 0 m \\- 7 hours ago

    Omg this is what I have and it’s so annoying and just the worst to deal with

  • POOP poop
    POOP poop 7 hours ago

    I have been thinking about OCD because I'm pretty sure I have it and it's horrible and time consuming to live with and I just told my parents and I'm going to a doctor

  • JJ’s Videos
    JJ’s Videos 7 hours ago

    I don’t know if I have OCD but the things she told in this story were somehow similar to what I do everyday

  • Weird Ones
    Weird Ones 8 hours ago

    I have the same thing with my hands

  • Allure Pretty
    Allure Pretty 8 hours ago

    I have ocd

  • 「 *̥ Steph*̥」 Steph the unicorn

    I do have ODC

  • An easy Plot
    An easy Plot 9 hours ago

    Yours basically the riddler.

  • xX Wolfiegacha Xx
    xX Wolfiegacha Xx 10 hours ago

    I have ocd

  • jar jar binks
    jar jar binks 10 hours ago

    shiit i literally do this.. i tap my feet and if i have unequal numbers of taps i fresk out

  • Miranda Alonzo
    Miranda Alonzo 10 hours ago

    I thought she said ACD the first time in the beginning

  • Jungkook Will never notice me

    Why does the name Jenny always make me think of Jennie from blackpink

  • Nytrex _YT
    Nytrex _YT 12 hours ago +1

    Me: has OCD
    Mom: *its because of that phone*

  • Neon Noobie
    Neon Noobie 13 hours ago

    I have it too, it’s a nightmare!

  • kayleen marie
    kayleen marie 13 hours ago +1

    i do the same thing too and if i don’t do it. it makes me feel weird and it’s really hard on me because my friends and family see it and i just want it to stop

  • Denise Hill
    Denise Hill 13 hours ago

    I have OCD too but I count how many fingers

    I like it😸

  • madii
    madii 13 hours ago +3

    i hate when people are organized and their like “it’s my ocd lol” and i’m just like shut up bro😭

  • Boiled Butterfly
    Boiled Butterfly 15 hours ago

    Omg I count my blinking!

  • Rilet
    Rilet 15 hours ago

    I did the exact thing

  • Fizz
    Fizz 16 hours ago

    This is relatable to me

  • K :]
    K :] 16 hours ago +1

    I have these symptoms too

  • Lindsey Shoup
    Lindsey Shoup 19 hours ago +1

    ... who else is getting OCD listening to this?

  • Shishter Spilled
    Shishter Spilled 19 hours ago +1

    Omfg i have the same problem with yhings being even. Even with breathing lmao.

  • LaughingFavor
    LaughingFavor 22 hours ago

    I’ve been diagnosed with ocd and when I say that I do people say “no you don’t. You’re just a perfectionist” if I was a perfectionist I’d make my life perfect without you in it.
    Anyways, it’s also plays along with ARFID which has anxiety, ocd, and depression. Other factors too but go ahead and look it up.

  • Sophie Hatem
    Sophie Hatem Day ago

    I think I have ocd bc I’m the same I just noticed that like with the even thing if i do any of those things I would do the same for example when I walk past a wall and my hand rubs on it I turn around and rub my left hand to so it even OMG I THINK I HAVE OCD

  • Samantha Delapaz

    I remember squidward in SpongeBob

  • Pickle man TVs
    Pickle man TVs Day ago +1

    I can relate

  • jordansiarya
    jordansiarya Day ago

    2:02 i haven’t been diagnosed with ocd but i always feel like someone’s reading my mind 😖

  • ᎷᎾᎾNᏔᎾᏞF ᎠᎡᎪᏔᏚ

    It must be crazy to have ocd... it seems so stressful.

  • Erika Sanchez
    Erika Sanchez Day ago

    I do the same jeee

  • Anonymous Kid18
    Anonymous Kid18 Day ago

    I think i have ocd

  • Thompson FAMALY
    Thompson FAMALY Day ago

    I have ocd

  • _Nikky Lightning_

    I have ocd. When it showed the uneven books, I was like: “NOOOOO GET IT AWAY!!!😭😭😭”

  • CreepypastaJill2009 _

    Oof i have ocd and stoll have it and it sucks

  • Lilrundo
    Lilrundo Day ago

    I have the same thing as you,I only use my right hand and OCD only sufferd me for awhile....

  • AwesomeAnimals26

    I have very mild OCD

  • Nika Bajkovec
    Nika Bajkovec Day ago

    I think i have OCD but 8m not sute bc i always have to keep rh8nks in order and i sometjimes count my steps...coment about this pls bc i need your opinion

  • Abbey Speck
    Abbey Speck Day ago

    i never thought abt it before but the same type of things happen to me...i probably should go to a doctor and get tested for ocd

  • beatrix the great

    Huh... I do things like that... I need to keep things even... like I have to keep my money in fives or ones...

  • Cupcake Anis
    Cupcake Anis Day ago

    I hate OCD, because I think I had OCD ......

    Help me

  • LRM Cousins
    LRM Cousins 2 days ago

    I have It and I been having It for 5 or 4 years

  • Forever Jess
    Forever Jess 2 days ago

    I love to suffer in skin CE though

  • Garbonga
    Garbonga 2 days ago

    I got help with no counseling for my ocd

  • Garbonga
    Garbonga 2 days ago

    I have ocd and this does sound pretty accurate but not at the same time

  • Garbonga
    Garbonga 2 days ago

    I have ocd🤨

  • ÅBÎGÃĪŁ
    ÅBÎGÃĪŁ 2 days ago

    I have OCD too and that’s just the start of it, OCD for me started with repetitive behaviors like stepping in and out of the car a few times and tapping the door handle before leaving then it turned into stomachs aches and I used to get the thoughts that something bad was going to happen when I thought/did something wrong, which actually wasn’t wrong it was just wrong to my OCD and now I’m at panic attacks and stomach aches but I’m seeing somebody about it and she’s been very helpful. I used to see somebody that helped me tremendously. Tsk care of yourself, and if you think you have OCD catch it early on and get help before it gets bad. 💖😘❤️😍