Watcher Within, Watchers Without: My Black OCD Story
"Although getting a diagnosis was validating, being Black with OCD is very isolating. According to research, Black people are under-diagnosed (I prefer “under-supported”) when it comes to OCD. And I am curious about how anti-Black oppression and trauma heightens the hypervigilance of Black folks who already deal with anxiety disorders."
I Survived 9/11 as a Child—It Took Years to Get a PTSD Diagnosis
"Helaina Hovitz was 12-years-old and in middle school three blocks from the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Her memoir encapsulates the journey of a girl growing up with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after living through the events of 9/11 firsthand, chronicling its effects on a young girl at the outset of adolescence and following her as she spirals into addiction and rebellion, through loss, chaos, and confusion."
Chuck Draws Things
These comics are some of my absolute favorites and they star pigeons all dealing with mental health. Chuck Mullin is a brilliant illustrator who adeptly translates her experiences with heart and humor. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter!
I Have OCD. This Is What It’s Like to Be in My Mind for 3 Minutes.
"I made this video to give people a little glimpse into my own galaxy. It’s weird and chaotic and beautiful, just like the actual galaxy that our funny little planets whip around in, dodge asteroids in, sustain and thrive in. My hope is that by watching it, others who have OCD won’t feel so alone, and they’ll learn to love their own beautiful galaxy that rests just above their shoulders."