In episode 21 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed, myself. I wanted to talk about mental health stigma and how to stop people from saying “I’m so OCD” because they’ve lined up their shoes, or straightened a pencil.
In this episode I explain why “I’m so CD” isn’t stigma, and how it shields OCD sufferers from stigma. I talk about the benefits of combatting stigma around OCD. I offer some approaches you can take to overcome stigma in your own life and answer some listener questions. Enjoy…
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Why there is less stigma around OCD, than other mental health disorders (2:10)
What is and isn’t stigma (3:00)
Why people don’t want to re-educate people on what OCD is (5:00)
Definition of stigma around mental health (10:00)
What’s your view of mental health? (16:00)
The benefits of reducing stigma (19:30)
How to deal with people saying “I’m so OCD” (23:00)
How to deal with stigma around OCD (26:30)
What to say to someone who says “I’m so OCD” (28:30)
Why are Channel 4 allowed to misuse OCD in their shows (34:30)
To your success,
Stuart and The OCD Stories team
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