Sumi’s Story

“Life can get better. There is life outside of this … No matter how long you end up being in that place, there is a way out.”

Denise’s Story

“I am so much stronger than I used to be…I’m really proud of myself…and I’m living my life for the first time in many, many, many years.”

Alex’s Story

“One of the most difficult things is taking your first step … It’s part of you, wear it.”

Christopher’s Story

“OCD can feel very challenging and could feel like it is the end of the world …. there is a better life in the future that is available and that is possible.”

Susie’s Story

“I couldn’t do it anymore, I decided that I could not continue the stigma of mental health.”

Angelina’s Family Speaks

“Too often, police encounters with people with mental illness end up tragically or with someone being arrested. It just isn’t the right way.”

Katie’s Story

“I’m really a very capable person, despite having OCD … It was part of my past, it was horrible, but I wouldn’t wish it had never happened.”

Rachel’s Story

“Life goes on after tragedy, there is hope. OCD might attack the most important thing to you, but you can beat it with help.”

Angelina’s Story

“I have come to a place where I am more accepting of my condition. I’m able to work more through things.”