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 – Motivation

It’s easier (not easy) to push through the anxiety associated with doing the things that make OCD weaker if you are properly motivated. Who/what makes you want to get better? Think about it. Use it. You deserve freedom. I earned my freedom. So can you. I’m here to help you get there.

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

‪#‎OvercomingOCD‬ – OCD is a liar.

OCD whispers in your ear that you are weak and you will never have the power to kick OCD out of your life. OCD whispers in your ear that you would save yourself a lot of angst and exhaustion if you just go along to get along. OCD whispers in your ear that you will be nothing, that you will experience nothingness, unless OCD is there to take care of you. OCD whispers in your ear that it is OCD who makes you who you are so you had better not listen to those people who tell you it is possible to get better. OCD whispers in your ear that it is those people who you should push out of your life, not OCD.

Let ME whisper something to you that can change your life if you let it — OCD is a liar. OCD is dependent on you. OCD doesn’t want you to fight because OCD knows that if you fight, if you do the things that make OCD weaker, OCD will lose control of you. I know this to be true. So listen to those people who tell you that it is possible to get better and tell OCD to take a hike (in whatever colorful words make you smile) and get on with it — do the things that make OCD weaker. You deserve your life back. You deserve freedom. You deserve to be you (and so do the people that love you). OCD is not your friend. It is your enemy. So treat it as such. I’m here to support you in that fight.

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

‪#‎OvercomingOCD‬ – Resources

Off to Boston to attend the quarterly meeting of the International OCD Foundation Board of Directors. I was very honored and humbled to have been asked to join the board in 2011. It is truly a wonderful organization of devoted staff and volunteers dedicated to helping those affected by OCD and related disorders. Check them out. Get involved. Become a member. Lots of resources for you. Proud and honored to be associated with them.

‪#‎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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