By: Marisa Sandoval
A Person Suffering with OCD
A Person Suffering with OCD... Part 2
Help People Suffering with OCD
- If you know someone with an illness and you want to help, talk to a professional about the illness.
- It helps if you know about the illness before you try to help someone suffering with an illness.
People Should Be Aware
- People should be aware because the person suffering with OCD are going around all nervous.
- A Person suffering with OCD think that they aren't safe to be by anyone because they did something (Which they didn't do anything).
A Script I Made Myself on OCD
Sarah (Has OCD) - *Walks around while looking around*
Evelyn (Friend) - Hey Sarah.
Alex (Friend) - What happened yesterday, you didn't come over?
Sarah (Has OCD) - I had to do some things at home. So, I couldn't come over. *Looks down as saying last line*
Evelyn - That's what you said last time. Is everything okay?
Sarah (Has OCD) - Yes, everything is fine. I'm just a little sick and I didn't want you guys to get sick because of me.
Alex - Oh, okay feel better.
*Sarah walks away*
Evelyn - Something is happening with Sarah, I know it. She has been acting weird for a couple weeks now.
Alex - I want to help her. We are her best friends. Why won't she tell us?
Evelyn - I don't know. It seems like she thinks shes going to hurt us.
*Change in scenery Board 1 says, "A person suffering with OCD feels like they are going to harm themselves or others"*
*At Sarah's house*
Evelyn - * Knocks on door, Sarah's mom answers* Hi, Mrs. Miller. Is Sarah home?
Mom - No, she is at her grandma's house right now. Do you want me to tell her something?
Alex - Just tell her we came over. *Turns away from door, but then turns back at Mrs. Miller* Have you noticed anything different with her, because she has been acting different?
Mom - Not really, why?
Evelyn - She doesn't want to do any of the normal stuff we used to do.
*Freezes. Board 2 comes on saying, "Someone suffering with OCD has a hard time doing daily things, because of the obsessions and compulsions" *
Alex - She keeps saying she is sick and she doesn't want us to get sick because of her.
Mom - She didn't tell you guys? *Friends nod no* We went to the doctors a little while back and they told us that she has OCD.
Evelyn - Oh my gosh. We would've helped her if we knew.
Alex - Yeah. Thanks for telling us Mrs. Miller. We'll talk to her later.
Mom - No problem and I will tell her you guys stopped by.
Sarah - Hi mom.
Mom - Hi Sarah. How come you haven't told your friends about you having OCD?
Sarah - I don't know. I just didn't.
Mom - You know we never really talked about you having OCD yet. WE should talk about what's going on.
Sarah - I'm fine, it's okay we don't have to talk about it.
Mom - Are you sure?
Sarah - Yeah, it's fine.
*Sarah walks away*
*Over voice says, "Sarah's mom went to a professional and they talked about OCD. Sarah's mom wanted to help Sarah*
*Board 3 says, "If you know someone with an illness and you want to help, talk to a professional about the illness. So you can learn more about it. It helps if you know what it is more." *
Evelyn - Hey Sarah.
Sarah - Hey guys. My mom told me you guys stopped by. And I'm sorry I didn't tell yo guys about me having OCD.
Alex - It's okay. We want to help you. We would've helped earlier, if we knew.
Sarah - I wanted to tell you. And I do want to hang out with you guys but I know I'm going to hurt you guys. And I don't want to hurt you guys.
*Board 4 says, "People should be aware of people suffering with OCD because they are going around all nervous thinking that they aren't safe to be by anyone because they did something."*
Evelyn - Are you doing okay?
Sarah - Yeah, I'm fine. It's just different.
Alex - Okay. And hey we are here for you.
Evelyn - Whenever you need anything just tell us.
Sarah - Thanks guys.
*All three turn and walk away*
*Board 5 has all the sources on it*
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"Supporting a Family Member with Serious Mental Illness." Supporting a Family Member with Serious Mental Illness. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.
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