Mental health

My Top Two Favorite Books for Anxiety and OCD

I’ve previously avoided self-help books. Nothing against them, I just didn’t actively seek them when I browsed. Everything changed when I started therapy. In the last three years, my counselor has suggested two books that have quickly become invaluable to me.

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How I Handled My Cinema Anxiety While Seeing a Movie Alone

I have movie theater anxiety, particularly when it comes to superhero films. It’s bad enough that I often don’t go, or I have to go with other people to get through it. This week, I had to face my anxiety head on by myself for a movie I desperately wanted to see: Avengers: Infinity War.

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Mental health

What to Do When Intrusive Thoughts Make You Cry

This morning, I spent the last fifteen minutes of my therapy session crying. Then, I came home and my health OCD gave me intrusive thoughts that brought me to tears with worry. This led to an anxiety attack and I had to text my friend with OCD to help calm me down. I managed to stop crying, have a slice of pizza, and carry on–and then I got the idea for this post. You might not like this one, but here’s what to do when the intrusive thoughts bring you to tears, give you an anxiety attack, or both.

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