When I went to Rogers Behavioral Health’s partial hospitalization program, I was not in a good place. My Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) had taken over my whole life, and after only the first week of school I was barely surviving. As much panic as missing school induced, I’m glad I went and got treatment. For OCD, partial hospitalization is a full day program . The morning starts with a check-in to go over bans, and then exposures consume the rest of the time until lunch.
Doing anything that isn’t school is a struggle. So much of my energy is spent fighting my Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to not be working on schoolwork all the time, that I have no mental energy left to do the daily necessities in order to live. Things like eating, drinking, and chores get pushed aside, my OCD getting in the way of making healthy habits. My mom came up with a solution, ideally temporary, to help me develop a healthy daily routine. She created a checklis