Did you know that about 1 in 100 adults – or between 2 to 3 million adults in the United States – currently has OCD? There are also at least 1 in 200 – or 500,000 – kids and teens that have OCD. This is about the same number of kids who have diabetes. For those who may not be familiar with the disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder of the brain and behavior, and it causes severe anxiety in those affected. With so many people struggling with the challenges caused by OCD, one man took it upon himself to both educate and entertain readers by sharing his own candid and humorous look at life with OCD. In The OCD Handbook, writer Jefferson Jordan talks about growing up with OCD, how he developed it, and what he has learned about life from it. He also has fun listing his more epic meltdowns, designing the perfect OCD bathroom, and teaching readers how to open a bathroom door without using your hands. While Jordan hopes that his book will be relatable to readers with and without OCD, he first needs your support to print the book through his Kickstarter campaign.
In order to publish The OCD Handbook, Jordan hopes to raise $1,400, which will be put towards printing costs, a professional review, applying for a copyright, marketing materials, and copies of the book that will be sent to various publications and organizations, including mental health support groups. Readers can see an interview with Jordan in the below video!
Be sure to visit The OCD Handbook Kickstarter page, and don't forget to check out the backer rewards, which include an autographed copy of the book, a mention in the "Special Thanks" section of the book, and printed artwork! The campaign closes on Saturday, June 1st, so be sure to donate soon!
More information regarding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder may be found by visiting www.ocfoundation.org.