About Me

Hi! I’m Kat and I have OCD! Around one year ago I started video blog on Youtube to raise awareness of mental illness. Now my 500 subscribers and I have a little community where we can talk openly about mental illness. I have started this blog in order to talk more in depth about OCD and the issues OCD sufferers face. 

If you’re one of my subscribers, I know what you’re thinking; “KAT, YOU TALK ABOUT OCD TOO MUCH! ENOUGH ALREADY!” But topics surrounding OCD are never-ending and sometimes I have ideas that just won’t fit in a video format. Plus, I enjoy keeping my Youtube channel a positive enviornment, but I want a place to be raw and candid about OCD.  Thus, my blog was born! 

No matter who you are and where your path in life has taken you, I hope you enjoy my blog and gain a better understanding of what it’s like having OCD. 

I hope I can make you smile a little bit too. 🙂

 Here is a picture of me with a baby goat:

Awwwwwwww!
 

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read my “About” page and I hope you’ll read some of my posts as well!

Bye! 

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5 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Kat!

    My name is Nathan Cole, and I’m really intrigued by your struggle with OCD – particularly as it pertains to your faith in God helping you overcome. I struggled fairly intensely with OCD for several years while I was a student at the University of Michigan, but through faith in God and loving support, I was able to overcome it in some very significant ways. I ended up writing a book about the journey entitled “Exiting the Maze”, and I’d like to invite you to check it out if you think it might be interesting to you. I firmly believe that genuine experiences with faith and love are critical components to overcoming the torments associated with anxiety-related disorders. Let me know if you’re interested. My website is http://www.ExitingTheMaze.com, or you can find the book on Amazon. Feel free to reach out!

    Blessings,
    Nathan

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    1. Hey Nathan! I think we’re in the same Facebook support group! I saw a post on there about this book and its on my radar for books to read!

      I’ll definitely be talking about how my faith has helped me overcome anxiety in future posts. 🙂 If you’re still interested, feel free to follow me so you can be notified when I do write about it. I’m glad you were able to overcome OCD! God is so good! Blessings.

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  2. Hi Kat, my name is Kristen. I like your honesty! I plan on looking at your blog more in the future. Thanks for being open about your OCD. I’m trying to get there myself. It can be hard to put yourself in such a vulnerable position. It feels really hard with my background. Good job on stepping up!
    I’m in the recovery process from my latest extreme OCD breakdown. I was blessed to get into a top notch residential treatment center where I finally got some ERP treatment. I went to partial hospitalization after that. Unfortunately, finances got in the way and I had to cut out early. I’ve been back in Alaska for a few months now and am able to continue to get ERP treatment by phone through a therapist that Rogers Memorial Hospital (the system I got treatment from) connected me with. I live in a rural area in Alaska and the internet isn’t good, so I can’t do video therapy. That’s why I have to do it by phone. Alaska in itself doesn’t have good OCD treatment. I’m not even sure if there is an ERP provider in the whole state. My therapist lives in Colorado, but is licensed to work with Alaska patients. I think if I could actually pull it off someday, a dream of mine would be to be able to become an ERP provider in Alaska so that there was someone who could help those who are suffering with OCD and don’t have access to the help they need. Anyhow, I wanted to say “hi” and introduce myself. Hope to talk to you more. I think we may have a lot in common in regard to types of OCD we have/have had.
    I’ve never been to an IOCDF Conference, but I’m really hoping somehow to make it to this year’s one.
    Take care. 🙂

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  3. Hello Kat! Since I found your videos on YouTube I’m just dying to somehow follow you on every social media outlet ha! I don’t have a twitter, and I can’t find you on instagram- do you have one? I am so. Helped. By your religious OCD/scrupulosity video. I’m just understanding more about something I think I’ve faced for YEARS, and learning to unwind the shame and fear that surrounds- and keep fighting the good fight of faith. Hearing your story blessed me ALOT. So thankful for your outspoken faith in JESUS and your trust in his word and the gospel! Yeah! I would so love to talk more gosh I wish I could just meet you in person!

    -Anna Joy Stolz

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  4. Hello. First off, I just have to say I love your blog, and vlog and I love how open you are. It has helped and encouraged me.
    Now I took a break from therapy and in doing so my scrupulosity has taken a toll and I am finally going to fight back and get myself out of this hole.
    I have started therapy again but I was wondering, are their any books that you would recommend to go along with therapy? Maybe some that have helped you in your process?
    Any books that help with ERP and maybe mindfulness books. I see there are a lot out there but I want to get other’s opinions on which ones are worth investing in.

    Thank you.
    God Bless.

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