Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a mental disorder
that is often misunderstood by the general population. The purpose of this short
documentary is to show a general audience what it is like to struggle with OCD.
We hope to visually tell a story where the viewer can step into the shoes of
someone with OCD and truly understand what the struggles are like.
Additionally, many people suffering with OCD receive misguided therapy from counselors, online sources, or peers. Exposure-Response Prevention therapy (ERP) is the most effective treatment used to treat OCD and we hope to raise awareness about it.
Although mental health has become understood more
clearly within the past several years, there is still quite a stigma
surrounding mental illnesses. We believe this documentary is important to
continue breaking this stigma. Through education and sharing experiences in
this documentary, we hope to debunk misconceptions of OCD so people can start
seeing it for what it really is.
While there are many resources explaining what OCD
is, there is not widespread knowledge in the media about how to effectively
treat OCD. Through this documentary, we hope
to convey an understanding of what it’s like for OCD patients to undergo ERP
treatment, and how OCD sufferers can get further help.