twrobel Posted April 16, 2008 Report Share Posted April 16, 2008 I don't know exactly how to explain my family's current situation. We've looked everywhere for help, and nothing seems to work. My little sister suffers from severe obsessive compulsive disorder. She has a deep fear of germs. She washes her hands until they bleed. She will not touch other people. She has a deep fear of using the restroom-so bad that she practically starves herself to avoid it. She must wear gloves in order to touch things. Small tasks, like homework occupy her entire life. She has a deep need to be "even". The other day, she cut herself shaving her legs, so she had to cut the other. Little by little, her rituals keep growing. As they grow, they keep taking a bigger toll on her life. She rarely laughs or smiles anymore. I feel like her OCD is overcoming her. I feel like I haven't seen or heard from my sister in years. Lately, she's been suicidal. She admitted to her councilor that she "had a note and a plan". I don't know how to help her. I'm completely desperate. She's my very best friend, and I can't stand to see her so completely miserable. It's tearing my family apart.We've read books, seen councilors, even tried an outpatient day program. We try to talk about it as a family, but she keeps trying to hide it. Does anyone have any suggestions? Or does anyone else need to talk about their experience with OCD? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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