Recovering from OCD
Shakira Akabusi first experienced OCD as a teenager but it was only when she became a mother that she felt she needed to do something to manage the symptoms. Using her love of sport and fitness, she is able to silence her negative thinking and enjoy life with her two children.
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What is OCD?
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder. If you live with OCD, you will usually have obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.
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Mental Illness & advocacy
You might have found it difficult to get what you want from the NHS or social services. Advocates can help you to express your concerns, get information and explore options for moving forward.
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What is recovery?
You can recover from mental illness. Recovery means different things to different people. Personal recovery is about working towards something that is important to you. And having hope for the future.
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