Several famous actors have been open about their personal experiences with OCD in recent years. From Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Radcliffe to Charlize Theron and Howie Mandel, high profile people have raised awareness of the condition and humanized it for many people.
I admire their transparency and candor. Reading their stories, I see parallels to my own experience. The people who don’t understand OCD and just tell you to get over it. To stop obsessing, stop worrying.
Representation and advocacy matter. I know I am not alone and that recovery is possible. There is help and there is hope.