So this question is not meant to be offensive in any way. As a person who has been diagnosed with ocd and has had many relatable experiences to other people here in the community, I’m confused at time with what stigma means. Yes I have quirks about myself that are different from other people and I am naturally an obsessive person. When I was in the ocdi at Mcelans, a group leader reached me and tried to reiterate to everyone in the group that everyone has a difficult time with uncertainty. It’s made me wonder about stigma and why we have such a hard time coping with uncertainty. Do I believe that I have real struggles? Yes, but I don’t enjoy having them and I want to change several habits. This will probably be a lifelong battle on changing certain behaviors I have, but even as a person with a mental health diagnosis, I have questions like everyone. This question is meant to serve more as something that I’ve thought about myself and is not meant to insult or judge anybody else’s experiences. I want to hear other people’s insight and if they have had This confusion before
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