Why I Started The OCD Stories, Plus Storytime

In episode 23 of The OCD Stories podcast I talk about my motivation for starting The OCD Stories, and share Ed’s story with you.

I talk about the benefits of sharing your story, how community is important for recovery, I share Ed’s story with you which offers some great advice, and I ask for you to tell me who you want me to interview on the show?! Enjoy…


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Show notes:

Why I started The OCD Stories (0:56)

The benefits of writing your story (3:55)

A sense of community (6:15)

A reading of Ed’s story (10:47)

Major challenges of OCD (21:20)

A close look at Ed’s story (27:20)

Sharing your story with The OCD Stories community (29:27)

Your suggestions for who I should interview The OCD Stories podcast (30:19)

Resources mentioned:

Share your OCD story

Ed’s story “OCD is not a disease that bothers, it is a disease that tortures

Tribe by Sebastian Junger (Amazon.co.uk/Amazon.com)

To your success,

Stuart and The OCD Stories team

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  • Reply Patty May 30, 2016 at 12:22 am

    Thanks for sharing! Excellent post that’s encouraging, inspiring, informative, empathetic, caring & sincere! You’re so right that Depression can be part of the package! I’m the Mom of an OCD teen. I’ll mention your site to him. He’s basically struggled all his life with it being apparently more than anxiety by 12-13 yrs. old. He’s had much counseling including Exposure Response Prevention but is weary of therapy at this time. Definitely some progress, though struggles continue. God bless & heal all those suffering!

    • Stuart Ralph
      Reply Stuart Ralph June 5, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      Hi Patty,

      thanks for your kind words. Please share with him, I hope it helps him!


  • Reply Scott June 2, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Hey mate, great podcast! I so agree about community, so important. It has taken me years to realize this.. I am slowly putting together my story & should have it for you in a few weeks, I also just wanted to say how grateful i am for all your work here & what you are doing, i DO feel a part of a community here & it has helped me with some of your videos & podcasts thus far.
    Will be in touch soon with my story!
    Thanks again, Scott

    • Stuart Ralph
      Reply Stuart Ralph June 5, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Hey Scott, thanks for your kinds words mate I appreciate it. I look forward to reading your story soon!


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