The OCD Voice by George Mason

in #depression6 years ago (edited)

Imagine you had a little voice inside your mind, something that undermined every thought and feeling and dream that you ever had, making it so you cannot do anything that you wanted to do yesterday, today or tomorrow.

Imagine the voice took everything from you, all your hopes and all your dreams, imagine it took your ability to eat and your ability to go outside and your ability to be around people.

Imagine it stripped back your life till it was just a series of lists of you trying to work around everything so that even going to the toilet had become a battle.

Imagine it made your life all about fear and you couldn't break free from it.

Imagine that voice lived inside of you and no matter what you did you couldn't make it be quiet, or stop.

What would you do? Would you attack it? Try to work with it?

What if all of those options left to it taking more?

That OCD Voice is alive inside of too many people.

One day I hope it becomes silence.

Jack Nicholson with OCD in "As Good as it Gets"


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I'm sure it's what kept my father unable to do very much with his life literally tied him to his house, it was too uncomfortable for him to stay anywhere else for any length of time

Thanks for your comment :-) I am sorry to hear your father struggled with this too, I know from my own experience how disabling it can be, did he find something that helped him?

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No he was the older generation that didn't talk about mental health or feelings at all, just soldiered on as best he could. He was a good father didn't pull us into his rituals.

That's cool, I think very often those with mental health issues have to be much stronger than other people because they have so much to deal with, it can be so hard, thats good too that he didn't involve you with it, that is even harder not to impact those around you, and often one of the hardest things to cope with when you have a bad impact on others, I think for that generation it was tough too because like you say it was harder for people to discuss things like that then, you mainly had to keep going no matter how bad it was.

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