HELP! – My Best Friend Has OCD (A Guest Post By Amber, Intro by Mark Wester)

Does any of your friends have OCD? I guess the answer to this question is likely to be yes, as this mental disorder is far more common than many of us think. I have been living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) for most of my life and I can tell you that spending time withContinue reading “HELP! – My Best Friend Has OCD (A Guest Post By Amber, Intro by Mark Wester)”

In Search Of Salvation – Compulsive Googling

Have you ever spent hours on Google searching the symptoms of an imaginary illness? Have you just wasted your whole weekend googling and trying to figure out whether you are a bad person? Did you stay up until long past midnight last night because you had to do an online research about the first signsContinue reading “In Search Of Salvation – Compulsive Googling”

The Face Of The Devil – Personifying Your OCD

What if I lose control and kill someone? What if I hit a pedestrian while driving? What If I start screaming or blurting out obscenities? What if I confess a crime that I did not even commit? Reading this, you may think that I went totally crazy. But these are not my thoughts – orContinue reading “The Face Of The Devil – Personifying Your OCD”

OCD & Humor – Is Life A Tragedy..Or A Comedy?

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is no laughing matter. It is a devastating mental disorder that can easily turn one’s life into a living hell. But that does not mean we cannot use a little bit of humor to cope with this terrifying disorder. While OCD itself is far from being funny, the situations that canContinue reading “OCD & Humor – Is Life A Tragedy..Or A Comedy?”

Vienna Trip: My Best Friend, Me & My OCD

I cannot believe that the lockdown is finally over. We’re all going through difficult times but thanks for God, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. This crisis has taught all of us a few lessons – one of the things I have learnt is that life is very short and fragile so weContinue reading “Vienna Trip: My Best Friend, Me & My OCD”

Creativity & Mental Health – 5 Artists Who Lived With Mental Illness

“We of the craft are all crazy. Some are affected by gaiety, others by melancholy, but all are more or less touched” Lord Byron It would be difficult to imagine a world without art. Just think about what our life would be like if we did not have all the beautiful buildings in our cities,Continue reading “Creativity & Mental Health – 5 Artists Who Lived With Mental Illness”

When Your Brain Is Drained – OCD & Mental Exhaustion

Have you ever felt emotionally drained or had the impression that your problems are impossible to overcome? Have you ever had the feeling that you do not care about anything anymore and you’re just way too tired to do things that you used to enjoy? Well, I guess most of us have had similar feelingsContinue reading “When Your Brain Is Drained – OCD & Mental Exhaustion”

Where Is Mark?

My first post after almost a month. And first of all, I would like to thank all of my readers who were missing me and in some cases, messaged me asking if everything had been alright. It’s such an amazing feeling to see that there are people out there who care about where you areContinue reading “Where Is Mark?”

Coping with OCD at work

Has it ever happened to you that you just had to check your sent emails to make sure you had not written anything stupid to anyone? Well, I guess many of us might have had similar worries but it does not mean that all of us are a “little bit OCD“. Simply because Obsessive CompulsiveContinue reading “Coping with OCD at work”

Peace At The Bottom Of A Bottle – OCD & Alcohol

About 30% of people with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) have had a substance use disorder at some point of their lives. This is nearly double the rate of the general population. And I am pretty sure most of us can guess what the most commonly used addictive substance is: yes, it’s alcohol! So, in today’sContinue reading “Peace At The Bottom Of A Bottle – OCD & Alcohol”