George Price isn’t afraid to be vulnerable, sharing how he copes with his obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnoses.
Telling his story to Blue Cross employees has helped George. It has also helped other people who are facing similar challenges and don’t know how to talk about them. We met with George to see how he’s doing and how his life has been over the past year.
Apart from dealing with the pandemic, George achieved this feat in the first year of his marriage. Relationships can be challenging for people with OCD and ADHD, so this is a great milestone to celebrate.
a mental health advocate
George is also proud of the Instagram page he started to promote OCD advocacy. George said, “It’s just who I am. I share the emotions I’m feeling — it could be a tear or a smile or something.”
George said he wanted to tell his story.
“It helps me, and I hope it helps others.”
Instagram is a great way for George to connect with people. For him, video is a more comfortable way of communicating than reading or writing. “Whenever I feel stressed, posting about it helps,” he said.
The idea for the Instagram account grew through George’s participation in a virtual support group. The group meets once a month, and George is present whenever possible. It used to be an in-person event. Now that it has gone virtual, people across the country can find support through groups – another silver lining of the pandemic.
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