Tuesday Q&A: Jessica Bishop

My friend and comrade-in-advocacy, Alison Dotson, just started a cool new series on her blog where she introduces us to inspirational people in the OCD community. Her first interview is with a young woman who just finished a round of residential treatment at McLean. Follow Alison’s blog to stay up-to-date on this series!

Alison Dotson

Welcome to the first of a new series I’m launching today, Tuesday Q&A! The “Tue” in “Tuesday” kinda, sorta rhymes with “Q,” doesn’t it? (Humor me.) Over the past few years, I’ve met some pretty amazing and inspirational people in the OCD community, and I want to share some of their stories with you.


Let’s kick it off with Jessica Bishop, a 24-year-old who has OCD–and who’s working to spread awareness and give others hope.

Q. Jess, you’re such an inspiration. I chose you for my first Q&A because you recently completed residential treatment at McLean Hospital in Boston and are now doing well back in the “real world.” How did you realize this more intensive type of treatment was right for you? Did you try other treatments first?

A. I realized that this type of treatment was right for me because I was attending therapy three times a week, which did not help…

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