8 things to never say with someone with OCD

CW: Mental health Not everyone who has OCD likes to clean. But even if they did, don’t say this. You do not wish you had OCD, just like you do not wish you were bi-polar or had depression. Compulsions are not useful, and they are not something to be admired.

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The dangers of linking mental health and violent crime

CW: Gun violence, mental health, domestic abuse I’m tired of mental illness being the go-to reason why someone has committed a massacre, just because there seems to be no other motive. I’m tired of politicians using flagrantly ableist language like ‘demented’ to describe killers.