Our sudden shift into a new normal feels very much like the challenges with fear I faced when understanding my OCD. The coping mechanisms are surprisingly similar as well. Here’s what I learned.

I’m scared. Right now, even as I write these words, I feel afraid. I’m worried about the state of the world; from the pandemic, to the state of our democracy, to the outrage I feel due to our country’s treatment of Black Americans and BIPOC in the US. Terrified of the direction our climate is headed. I’m scared of what will happen on November 3rd. I’m scared…

Andrew Cannizzaro

A dragon enthusiast, storyteller, and mental health advocate with OCD, anxiety, & depression. Views are my own. Twitter: @ajcannizzaro Insta:@andrewcannizzaro