Hi, I’m Kat and I’m fifteen. This summer I was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, but it’s not considered bad enough that I’m taking medications or am in therapy. I can keep the compulsions to a minimum on a day-to-day basis, but when I’m stressed or upset, things get out of hand. I’m also suffering from undiagnosed social phobia (SP) and possible general anxiety disorder (GAD), which combined with the OCD make life…interesting, to say the least.

I had only SI’d once, two years ago when I was having a hard time with friends. I swore to myself I would never do it again. Since it was only once, it wasn’t as hard to break the habit, and I soon forgot about it. But then my self-esteem issues escalated into SP. As of recently I’ve been having problems with SIing, and I know I won’t be able to stop this time. But you all know how that is. 🙂

I’ve told myself that I’m going to tell my parents and let them know that I’m in trouble. How do I go about doing it? It was hard enough getting my mom to believe I was having problems with OCD.

Any advice is very welcome, and thanks~