This is actual insanity.
• Emily Stetzer

This is actual insanity.

Social Media is great for many things. It’s great for spreading awareness about mental health. And it’s great for giving us a platform to show our true authentic selves. But...

OCD is not Obsessive Corgi Disorder
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OCD is not Obsessive Corgi Disorder

A few, disturbing things (not Corgis 🙄) that I found on the internet inspired this post... I came across a company in Arizona called O.C.D.  No, this is not a company...

Did you know being super focused on your body can be a form of OCD?
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Did you know being super focused on your body can be a form of OCD?

Over the past few days I’ve been hyper focused on my breath. “Am I short of breath? Is it safe to go to sleep? Do I need to go to...

My OCD & Health Anxiety Landed me in the Emergency Room
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My OCD & Health Anxiety Landed me in the Emergency Room

It started Wednesday afternoon. I was in the middle of a Zoom interview when I noticed I was short of breath as I walked two ad executives through my career...

5 Things You Should Know About Avoidance Behavior
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5 Things You Should Know About Avoidance Behavior

We're all guilty of avoiding things. But, sometimes, the best way to deal with something that we don't want to deal with is to, well... deal with it. In a healthy...

Are you a catastrophic thinker?
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Are you a catastrophic thinker?

Ever catch yourself imagining the worst-case scenario before it even happens?   I always think of two major times in my life where I struggled with my OCD and anxiety...

Do you have OCD?
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Do you have OCD?

Presently was born as a result of our experience with OCD & anxiety, and our desire to help those who are silently struggling. Though widespread in pop culture, before starting this endeavor,...

Take control of your anxiety with these six reminders
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Take control of your anxiety with these six reminders

1. "Brave the uncomfortable" Anxiety is uncomfortable. We start to sweat, our chest tightens, and we suddenly feel the urge to run in the opposite direction. We try to find...

6 Things We Learned From Our First Viral TikTok
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6 Things We Learned From Our First Viral TikTok

Last week we decided to try something new. We decided that we needed to show our authentic selves if we were going to get any attention at all for Presently....

You are strong enough to change your reaction to anxiety.
• Emily Stetzer

You are strong enough to change your reaction to anxiety.

With Presently, our goal is to change our culture's default reaction to anxiety. Instead of running away from it, we should try to face anxiety head on, and learn to...

Help for OCD
• Emily Stetzer

OCD is the doubting disorder.

You know the saying… “when in doubt, throw it out.” For those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (aka the doubting disorder) the “throw it out” part of that phrase only makes...

Advice for anxiety
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The Worst Advice for Someone with Anxiety

Let's talk about something we've all heard at some point: "Try not to think about it." Sounds familiar, right? Yet, for many of us grappling with anxiety, this advice is...

I had a bad dream
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Do you ever feel weird after a bad dream?

After a night of very long, very involved, VERY upsetting/exhausting dreams, how can one function the next day? Well, giving it a name can certainly help. They are called Dream...

OCD and watching movies or TV
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My OCD was triggered by a TV show.

As you might have guessed, this blog post was created based on a personal experience I had. My OCD was triggered by a tv show. The culprit? The Crowded Room (There may...

How to Set New Year’s Intentions in 2024
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How to Set New Year’s Intentions in 2024

The difference between resolutions and intentions? Resolutions are hard and fast goals we set for ourselves that we either achieve or break — a good way to set ourselves up...

OCD? Depression? Just Feeling Meh?
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OCD? Depression? Just Feeling Meh?

It’s been a while since I’ve been to therapy — a little over 2 years now. Sometimes I wonder if it would do me any good to start therapy again,...