Suicide. It’s a word that invokes paralyzing fear in those who love someone with a brain disorder. And well it should. Thoughts of suicide should always be taken seriously and help should be sought immediately.
But when you have OCD and are dealing with thoughts of suicide, it can get complicated, to say the least.
We already know that those with OCD often attach more meaning to their thoughts than those without the disorder. While most of us can acknowledge our thoughts and just let them float by, those with OCD obsess about them. Will I become contaminated? Will I hurt someone I love? Will I commit suicide?
In some cases, thoughts of committing suicide become an obsession for those with OCD. They do not want to commit suicide, just as they do not want to harm others, or offend God, or carry out any…
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