My Struggles With OCD

  • Published on Nov 12, 2019
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    Jennie wants to share her experience and struggles with OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
    Although people might assume that OCD is all about keeping things neat and tidy, OCD can affect people in different ways. For Jennie, her OCD made her feel like she always had to keep things "even." For example, if Jennie saw two books on a table that weren't perfectly lined up and "even," Jennie would feel the need to rearrange the books and fix their position. However, it wasn't as simple as just moving the books around - Jennie had a whole system for fixing things that wasn't always easy to explain to other people.
    Because of her OCD, Jennie felt like she had to do certain things and complete specific tasks to feel at peace. Although she was right-handed, she decided to go an entire year using her left hand to do things so that her left side was even with her right side. Then, once the year had passed, she felt like she had to use both her right and left hands equally to keep things balanced and fair. It was extremely difficult for her, and it started to really impact her days at school, time with friends and overall daily life.
    Her OCD felt like it was only getting more difficult to handle. She started to count all of her body movements, and she felt like she had to keep track every time she would breathe or blink. She began to feel like someone was listening to her thoughts, and if she didn't think or feel the right thing, she may be punished.
    Finally, Jennie decided to talk to her parents and explain how she was feeling. They brought her to a counselling, and a counselor was really able to help her. Now, Jennie doesn't feel so overwhelmed by her disorder. Jennie wants other people to know how important it is to NOT suffer in silence, and she hopes her story can help someone who may also be struggling with OCD.
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Comments • 6 548

  • Allure Pretty
    Allure Pretty 34 minutes ago

    I have ocd

  • 「 *̥ Steph*̥」 Steph the unicorn

    I do have ODC

  • An easy Plot
    An easy Plot Hour ago

    Yours basically the riddler.

  • xX Wolfiegacha Xx
    xX Wolfiegacha Xx 2 hours ago

    I have ocd

  • jar jar binks
    jar jar binks 2 hours ago

    shiit i literally do this.. i tap my feet and if i have unequal numbers of taps i fresk out

  • Miranda Alonzo
    Miranda Alonzo 2 hours ago

    I thought she said ACD the first time in the beginning

  • Jungkook Will never notice me

    Why does the name Jenny always make me think of Jennie from blackpink

  • Nytrex _YT
    Nytrex _YT 4 hours ago +1

    Me: has OCD
    Mom: *its because of that phone*

  • Neon Noobie
    Neon Noobie 5 hours ago

    I have it too, it’s a nightmare!

  • kayleen marie
    kayleen marie 5 hours ago +1

    i do the same thing too and if i don’t do it. it makes me feel weird and it’s really hard on me because my friends and family see it and i just want it to stop

  • Denise Hill
    Denise Hill 5 hours ago

    I have OCD too but I count how many fingers

    I like it😸

  • madii
    madii 5 hours ago +3

    i hate when people are organized and their like “it’s my ocd lol” and i’m just like shut up bro😭

  • Boiled Butterfly
    Boiled Butterfly 7 hours ago

    Omg I count my blinking!

  • Rilet
    Rilet 7 hours ago

    I did the exact thing

  • Fizz
    Fizz 8 hours ago

    This is relatable to me

  • K :]
    K :] 8 hours ago +1

    I have these symptoms too

  • Lindsey Shoup
    Lindsey Shoup 11 hours ago +1

    ... who else is getting OCD listening to this?

  • Shishter Spilled
    Shishter Spilled 11 hours ago +1

    Omfg i have the same problem with yhings being even. Even with breathing lmao.

  • LaughingFavor
    LaughingFavor 14 hours ago

    I’ve been diagnosed with ocd and when I say that I do people say “no you don’t. You’re just a perfectionist” if I was a perfectionist I’d make my life perfect without you in it.
    Anyways, it’s also plays along with ARFID which has anxiety, ocd, and depression. Other factors too but go ahead and look it up.

  • Sophie Hatem
    Sophie Hatem 17 hours ago

    I think I have ocd bc I’m the same I just noticed that like with the even thing if i do any of those things I would do the same for example when I walk past a wall and my hand rubs on it I turn around and rub my left hand to so it even OMG I THINK I HAVE OCD

  • Samantha Delapaz
    Samantha Delapaz 17 hours ago

    I remember squidward in SpongeBob

  • Pickle man TVs
    Pickle man TVs 20 hours ago +1

    I can relate

  • jordansiarya
    jordansiarya 23 hours ago

    2:02 i haven’t been diagnosed with ocd but i always feel like someone’s reading my mind 😖


    It must be crazy to have ocd... it seems so stressful.

  • Erika Sanchez
    Erika Sanchez Day ago

    I do the same jeee

  • Anonymous Kid18
    Anonymous Kid18 Day ago

    I think i have ocd

  • Thompson FAMALY
    Thompson FAMALY Day ago

    I have ocd

  • _Nikky Lightning_

    I have ocd. When it showed the uneven books, I was like: “NOOOOO GET IT AWAY!!!😭😭😭”

  • CreepypastaJill2009 _

    Oof i have ocd and stoll have it and it sucks

  • Lilrundo
    Lilrundo Day ago

    I have the same thing as you,I only use my right hand and OCD only sufferd me for awhile....

  • AwesomeAnimals26

    I have very mild OCD

  • Nika Bajkovec
    Nika Bajkovec Day ago

    I think i have OCD but 8m not sute bc i always have to keep rh8nks in order and i sometjimes count my steps...coment about this pls bc i need your opinion

  • Abbey Speck
    Abbey Speck Day ago

    i never thought abt it before but the same type of things happen to me...i probably should go to a doctor and get tested for ocd

  • beatrix the great

    Huh... I do things like that... I need to keep things even... like I have to keep my money in fives or ones...

  • Cupcake Anis
    Cupcake Anis Day ago

    I hate OCD, because I think I had OCD ......

    Help me

  • LRM Cousins
    LRM Cousins Day ago

    I have It and I been having It for 5 or 4 years

  • Forever Jess
    Forever Jess Day ago

    I love to suffer in skin CE though

  • Garbonga
    Garbonga Day ago

    I got help with no counseling for my ocd

  • Garbonga
    Garbonga Day ago

    I have ocd and this does sound pretty accurate but not at the same time

  • Garbonga
    Garbonga Day ago

    I have ocd🤨

    ÅBÎGÃĪŁ Day ago

    I have OCD too and that’s just the start of it, OCD for me started with repetitive behaviors like stepping in and out of the car a few times and tapping the door handle before leaving then it turned into stomachs aches and I used to get the thoughts that something bad was going to happen when I thought/did something wrong, which actually wasn’t wrong it was just wrong to my OCD and now I’m at panic attacks and stomach aches but I’m seeing somebody about it and she’s been very helpful. I used to see somebody that helped me tremendously. Tsk care of yourself, and if you think you have OCD catch it early on and get help before it gets bad. 💖😘❤️😍

  • Childrens Nimelys

    I starting to think I have ocd

  • MindlessAvie
    MindlessAvie Day ago

    I’m obsessed with keeping things orderly, no I know for a fact I don’t have OCD. But, when things are uneven I’m like: *unholy devil screech*

  • Azia Hawkins
    Azia Hawkins Day ago

    I’m confused this happened stop me but like I’m not medically ya know

  • No No
    No No 2 days ago

    Just don’t do it.

  • Olabimpe Akintunde
    Olabimpe Akintunde 2 days ago

    Good, responsible, REAL story 😃😄 this is what RU-clip needs

    Notice how I highlighted real unlike other channels I am dating a boy friend and a girl friend but they are twins. like what?

  • Sailor Candy
    Sailor Candy 2 days ago

    I'm in band, and maybe this is the reason why, but whenever I walk, I count my steps. 1, 2, 3, 4. 2, 2, 3, 4. 3, 2, 3, 4. Even when I sprint, I do this. When I stretch, I have to end on the four. Another thing is, I have to eat and even amount of food servings. I usually eat in pairs, so when it's not, I get really pissed off.
    I'm not saying I have OCD. If I were to have something, it would be OCD tendencies.

  • Jojo Gonzalez
    Jojo Gonzalez 2 days ago

    I have OCD

  • 903 37
    903 37 2 days ago

    I always feel like using my right stuff instead
    I always like to keep it even

  • Kawaii UwU
    Kawaii UwU 2 days ago

    I hAvE oCd .-.

  • Zyra
    Zyra 2 days ago

    I have that but it’s not the worst

  • Call Of Duty Boi
    Call Of Duty Boi 2 days ago

    Idk but sometimes i kinda think when i think dirty somebody will just know it like the person read's my mind

  • chir spicu
    chir spicu 2 days ago

    can you cure ocd? i had this problem from 2nd to around 6th grade where everything had to be equal like walking for example

  • Susie Curtis
    Susie Curtis 2 days ago

    Whenever I go outside I have to count the steps I take, then when the ground changes I start again and I have to get to a certain number of steps. Thats why people look at me weird when it looks like I start tap dancing in the street

  • Rosie vs The World
    Rosie vs The World 2 days ago

    guys... i starting listening and everything that she does i do. so idk..... but ive been doing it since i was like 5

  • art munoz
    art munoz 2 days ago

    I think i may ocd it always bother me when i was in class i had a pencil it was uneven unlike my other pencils it kept bothering me

  • Argiri Konst
    Argiri Konst 2 days ago +1

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  • E. va
    E. va 2 days ago

    Fun fact.. This is actually how I feel everyday.. :/ but I am too scared too say it and I don't know how I can even say it.. :(
    Sometimes being on my phone makes me forget it but NOT, I start literally counting the times I type, correcting everything when they are already written correctly.. It is hard not being able to say something like this..

  • RRRifile Fox
    RRRifile Fox 2 days ago

    Omg i didnt know i have ocd.

  • Ashfur TPG
    Ashfur TPG 2 days ago

    omg im too same, but im kinda fin with it.