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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  • Patty Meza
    Patty Meza 5 hours ago

    I have OCD and it is hard to live with

  • D4LochMonster !
    D4LochMonster ! 6 hours ago +1

    Don’t worry u are not alone I also have ocd and just know you can talk to people and others with ocd to make u feel better about ur self so just know u are not alone!

  • Gamer Gabe
    Gamer Gabe 6 hours ago

    I have un diagnosed OCD and it's so ANNOYING

  • Speciman64
    Speciman64 7 hours ago +1

    Left side of Tødörõkī

  • The Active Crazy Champ

    I can relate. I’m still doing my little rituals but I’m getting better.

  • The_ Illuminati
    The_ Illuminati 9 hours ago

    Who else has this OCD thing: when I’m in a tiled room I HAVE to step on certain tiles. I hate it

  • Fluffy Chicken
    Fluffy Chicken 10 hours ago

    I feel her i have ocd as well and its such a struggle and sometimes i want to shoot myself cause of it.

  • Melburn Miller
    Melburn Miller 10 hours ago

    I count my breath i have most ocd qnd i do have alot

  • cøøkie Life
    cøøkie Life 10 hours ago +1

    I dont have ocd but I can relate with some stuff

  • michelle cooper
    michelle cooper 10 hours ago

    I have a little bit of O.C.D

  • Mintie
    Mintie 11 hours ago

    I wonder what hand she used to hold her phone to record this...

  • Memes
    Memes 12 hours ago

    OCD is a serious illness that can drive people to suicide. If you think that you have it, see a psychologist to get diagnosed and I wish you luck with your treatment. Remember that you are not alone.

  • oceaxn wxves
    oceaxn wxves 13 hours ago

    i have OCD, but my parents don't take me to someone to help me. they just dont really care..

  • Cookiez Mouster
    Cookiez Mouster 14 hours ago

    Your time of ocd is my type. ITS REALLY ANNOYING!! My friends are really annoyed when i do it in front of them

  • m. e. l. l. o.
    m. e. l. l. o. 15 hours ago

    I hate it really makes me mad that i feel like everything in this world must be even 😓

  • Yuliana González
    Yuliana González 15 hours ago

    Who else has 4 fingers , no just me , ok

  • Paola Howell
    Paola Howell 16 hours ago

    Ah, straight to the point, realistic, and not click bait.
    Wish there were more of these around

  • ItzMickyBitch
    ItzMickyBitch 17 hours ago

    Atleast you’ll be able to win Mr Beast challenge where if you blink you’ll get $1000 soooo...that’s one benefit 😎

  • Daysy Ferreira
    Daysy Ferreira 19 hours ago +1

    0:45 who noticed Totoro from the movie my neighbor Totoro

  • Valary A
    Valary A 19 hours ago

    I think i have it i always have to eat the sine amount of chews on each side of my mouth, do whatever crazy handwork with my left hand with my right hand, i have to make it even! I had used my right hand for the majority of my life and when i was like nine i was like.. “that’s not fair to my left hand” and it feels weird when their not even...

    Edit: i also HATE IT when someone won’t let me make something look good - why i hate working in groups because they DONT KNOW how to make it look good and organized.... but never diagnosed w/ ocd :)

  • Its Kayla
    Its Kayla 20 hours ago

    Wait does that mean I have OCD because I do most of that stuff

  • Stella Wilson
    Stella Wilson 21 hour ago

    My sister has OCD and I feel like I had it for years and I never told my parents

  • Cloudyroses ii
    Cloudyroses ii 21 hour ago

    Mine isn’t like that... my brain will nag me all day about one thing and won’t stop..

  • My cat died on my birtday

    My teacher is always saying like how she likes things organized and that's why she she has OCD (she's self diagnosed btw), but everytime she says that i just feel kind of offended because i have really bad OCD and hearing my teacher thinking she got ocd just because of that compared with what i'm going through everyday makes me kind of annoyed

  • angelina honore
    angelina honore 21 hour ago

    Omg I do that sometime like if I’m spinning I have to have the same amount of twirls on each side of when I’m cracking my fingers!!

  • Aesthetic Gurl
    Aesthetic Gurl 21 hour ago

    My friend has ocd and she says it really hard and I noticed how she keeps things even too

  • Star Phoenix
    Star Phoenix Day ago

    Oh crap, I always think someone is listening to my thoughts and at random times I scream really loudly in my head and look around to see if anyone jumped, I also used to do everything evenly (I don’t do that as much any more thankfully)

  • Angel Story’s
    Angel Story’s Day ago

    I don’t if this is OCD, but if things aren’t a certain way for me, I literally have a heart attack...

  • kingsley ducharme
    kingsley ducharme Day ago +1

    i have the "everyone is watching your thoughts" or something like that

  • PewPew
    PewPew Day ago

    This is making me think I have ocd now

  • Googly Eyed
    Googly Eyed Day ago

    I like doing stuff like shrug over and over again and stuff and if I do one extra in one shoulder it would bother me slightly that they're not even and I'd have to shrug the other one twice to feel like it's complete. I hope this isn't bad ;-;

  • Lily_chan UwU
    Lily_chan UwU Day ago

    I totaly have that..


  • Kyriaki Stylianou Stavrou

    I have ocd too OMG finally someone I can relate to but I don't count my blinks

  • jeffreyboi 64
    jeffreyboi 64 Day ago

    I have ocd and i have never told my family so i will tell them

  • KinyACat
    KinyACat Day ago

    I sometimes feeling uncomfortable everything not alligned, I didn't say I have OCD

  • Ela sta.maria
    Ela sta.maria Day ago +1

    i have OCD but our house is sitll messy

  • amber robinson
    amber robinson Day ago

    Well I have ocd then

  • Cool handsome Thomas train

    Oh shit I think I have ocd

  • Sheriff
    Sheriff Day ago

    Imagine having ocd, just chill stop having anxiety over everything

  • xscape 420
    xscape 420 Day ago

    Teacher: Why were you absent for two weeks?!
    Girl: I had a seizure because of my OCD...
    Girl with size 13 MENS nike: Am i a joke to you??

  • Dennis Smith
    Dennis Smith Day ago

    This doesn’t even go into intrusive thoughts. I suffer with a subset called POCD and it’s hell to be in my own head sometimes. Living with OCD is rough. Don’t try to handle it alone, support from others will go a very long way to help.

  • Gacha Nora
    Gacha Nora Day ago


  • Farzana Jabeen
    Farzana Jabeen Day ago

    I had this weird habit of touching the door's handle many times until I was satisfied before sleeping, Or else I would die sleeping. 😂😂

  • Brianna Bingham
    Brianna Bingham Day ago +1

    I still have it but it used to be terrible

  • _crïmsøn.ēclïpsē_

    I don’t have medically diagnosed or self diagnosed OCD, but uneven things tick me off, like my binder and agenda have a size difference and they’re never lined up. Gets annoying.

  • Veronica Moorhead

    I think I might have this type of OCD but my family would never believe me. 😔

  • PAtaT. o
    PAtaT. o Day ago

    Umm this is not what I thought some OCD people actually live like this

  • Crystal 04
    Crystal 04 Day ago

    I actually suffer the same things you do

  • Balim B Gokciler
    Balim B Gokciler Day ago +1

    I have OCD too, and it really sucks. I especially *hate* it when people say they have OCD and I believe them. Mine isn't this severe but a example is if i step on a crack on the pavement or something I need to go down to the beginning of the road and start again. Praying 🙏 for you!

  • Random Gaming
    Random Gaming Day ago

    *Monica and Sheldon want to know your location*

  • Randi Johnson
    Randi Johnson Day ago

    My ocd is the same thinggg

  • Rachel Waln
    Rachel Waln Day ago

    Three of my sisters had ocd

  • mlg galaxy wolf
    mlg galaxy wolf Day ago

    I literally have the same OCD you have 🥺

  • Julija Pelakauskaite

    I think i have acd

  • Evan Manring
    Evan Manring Day ago


  • xionmattic
    xionmattic Day ago

    Every time when someone touches my game and leave the room, and leaves the room I always clean it even when they are clean. Does that count as OCD.

  • s jugg
    s jugg Day ago

    God: *creates left and right hands*
    Her: *only uses right hand*
    God: "am i a joke to you?"

  • Luxe YT
    Luxe YT Day ago

    I have ocd but my parents don't believe me

  • Laila Khezam
    Laila Khezam Day ago +1

    Why do I feel like I do this (not as bad as hers tho)

  • Md Arlsa
    Md Arlsa Day ago

    Left hand..
    It's an indian supertision