Hello all, this is my very first post. I never thought I would make one, but current life events have driven me here.
I was recently diagnosed with SO-OCD after struggling with it for 6 years, starting from when I was 12. I never told anyone throughout the whole time, because I didn’t know the thoughts I was having was OCD. However, throughout the pandemic it got so bad that I had no other choice but to reach out. I’m glad I did. I’m looking forward to treatment. I just turned 18 and I really thought connecting with NOCD would be a turning point in my life.
However, my parents have been struggling with their marriage and the outcome is not looking good. This situation is having a huge effect on my mental health: I’m so scared of what’s going to happen and how my life is going to change. I’m scared for my parents and all our futures. I’m worried money will become a problem. I’m just so worried.
Above all, I’m sad that the hope I was feeling after finding an answer to my mental health struggles is quashed. How can I focus on getting better if other aspects of my life are going downhill? I’m not looking for reassurance. I just need some support right now.