1.) Take the pledge by copying and pasting the following into a post featuring “Blog for Mental Health 2013.”
I pledge my commitment to the Blog For Mental Health 2013 Project. I will blog about mental health topics not only for myself, but for others. By displaying this badge, I show my pride, dedication, and acceptance for mental health. I use this to promote mental health education in the struggle to erase stigma.
2.) Link back to the person who pledged you.
I would like to thank the author of It’s not me, it’s my OCD for pledging me and for letting me know about this initiative!
3.) Write a short biography of your mental health, and what this means to you.
It was an ordinary strep throat infection, but my body’s immune system turned traitor on me and my antibodies attacked my basal ganglia instead. I was seven years old when OCD first reared its ugly head. It wasn’t until I was in my 20s when it was finally diagnosed. For years, my family and I had no name to put to my experience except that “Jackie thinks too much” or “Jackie overthinks everything.” I worried about spiritual issues mostly: did I love God, was God real, was I going to heaven, was this-or-that sinful?
It was a long and painful journey, but Exposure and Response Prevention broke me out of OCD’s prison. Today, I am so grateful for my freedom that I am eager to share my stories with anyone who will listen.
4.) Pledge five others, and be sure to let them know!
I am pledging five of my favourite mental health bloggers:
5.) Join the Official Blog For Mental Health 2013 Blogroll.