While recording these OCD videos with my son, I heard him refer to it for the first time as a “mental illness”. Y’all, those words were like a punch to my momma gut. I haven’t been able to shake them since.
We are so proud of Kota’s bravery. Our family would have never guessed in a million years that Kota sharing his OCD with y’all would create such a buzz. And listen, we didn’t share for a buzz. Our son hates attention. But he loves awareness, he loves people, and his heart breaks at the thought of fellow OCD sufferers feeling alone.
In these next 3 videos Kota shares what compels him to respond to his compulsions, we discuss what OCD is and what it is not, and we begin to explore and recognize the good in it. Yes, the good in it.