A few months ago I had the opportunity to write a personal essay for the website OC87 Recovery Diaries. The website was created as an outgrowth of a documentary (OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s Movie), and features essays, films, art, and more all about mental health.
I enjoyed starting writing my story while I was still in residential treatment, and then continuing to work on it as I came home and adjusted back to school. It is a story about OCD, perfectionism, and even Alice in Wonderland. It took many hours of hard work to get to the final piece, so I hope you enjoy it!