I’ve had my dose of jaw-dropping obsessive meltdowns, and to desensitize to these attacks, I laugh. If I don’t, I become an irrational mess in a hazmat suit, only consuming blue M&Ms and touching street lights so I won’t die. To overcome OCD, I can’t just survive. I must thrive.
My teacher dedicated a large portion of the year to global warming. I found myself bored by her lessons at first, ignorantly thinking of them as repetitive and irritating. And then, I really started paying attention as I noticed some changes in the real world.
This was not a suicide attempt. This was the precursor. This was the consideration. I should’ve called a helpline. Or texted. Or called my psychiatrist. I should’ve done something to help me recover.
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