Overcoming OCD Recovery
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OCD Hope Is On Your Side

Hope Is On Your Side

Shannon Shy Author

OCD Coaching

OCD Recovery

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Shannon Shy – Author & OCD Advocate

Hi everyone. Welcome to OvercomingOCD.net, the next step in my outreach to those who are affected by OCD! In 1997, I was diagnosed with a severe case of OCD while on active duty with the Marine Corps. Through treatment, trial and error, and a lot of hard work and frustration, I developed a strategy which allowed me to eventually got to the point where OCD does not affect my life. In 2009, I began my outreach with the publication of my first book, “It’ll be Okay”: How I Kept Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) from Ruining My Life (Authorhouse). The outreach experience in person, on Facebook, on Twitter, and with my second book “Hope Is On Your Side” (Tate Publishing) since then has been nothing short of tremendously rewarding and humbling. This website is intended to expand the audience.

Now, drumroll please . . . . . I would like to introduce my friends Lyndsee Hargett & Chrissie Hodges, who are helping me with this website. You can read about both Lyndsee and Chrissie’s stories and follow them daily as well. Let me just say that they are both incredible people who have dealt with much adversity, and are beacons of hope, strength, and courage for many.

Finally, please read the disclaimer at the bottom of this page. Additionally, while Lyndsee, Chrissie, and I are associated with various organizations, the views we express on this page do not necessarily represent the views of any organization of which either three of us are associated.

I often say that if my words help only one person, it is worth it. This site is intended to provide a sense of hope, motivation, support, and helpful information. Hopefully, one by one, this site will do that.

Peace, Shannon

‪#‎OvercomingOCD‬ – The Last Laugh

If I tried to resist having an unwanted thought, OCD laughed at me and gave me the thought with unrelenting intensity. If I tried to push the thought out of my mind or tried to replace it with a different thought, OCD laughed at me and anchored the thought in my mind. It was only when I learned that if I said to OCD “I do not care if your thoughts come or not and I do not care if your thoughts are in my mind are here or not” and I truly meant it, that OCD would lose its power over me. It was me who got the last laugh.

‪#‎OCD‬ can be defeated. I’m with you. Let’s go.

‪#‎OvercomingOCD‬ – Motivate Me

Received the following message on the private side. It pays to believe and it pays to stay in the fight! Way to go!

Hi shannon just wanted to let you know I am getting so much better. The more I do the things that make ocd weaker the less it show’s it’s ugly face. The more I fight the more I ride thru the anxiety that follows the better I become. I am getting my life back my happiness my joy and I am happy thankyou for your encouragement to fight for making me realise there is a way to overcome this I now believe that cause I am xx


‪#‎OCD‬ can be defeated. I’m with you. Let’s go.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this website is to provide a sense of hope, motivation, support, and  helpful information for those affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder (and other disorders as may be mentioned from time to time).   Neither Shannon Shy nor Lyndsee Hargett are mental health professionals.  Any messages posted by Shannon or Lyndsee on this site are not intended to be and shall not be considered or relied upon as mental health or medical professional advice or treatment.  All persons who think they may have a mental disorder are advised and encouraged to seek the care of a mental health professional.  If any person is in a crisis situation or otherwise in need of immediate emergency care, please dial 9-1-1 (or the emergency number where you live.)

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