'Do not judge someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes...'

The above saying is one we hear everyday. Those of us suffering from mental illness (1 in 4) have probably become used to hearing this. 

 

As an OCD sufferer I think of this everyday. The reason for this is that every single case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is different from the last. OCD is a unique mental health condition in this sense and therefore one that can leave the sufferer feeling incredibly isolated as the path they walk really is their own. 

I Did My Mile is a charity intiative in 2016 that aims to bring the realities of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to the public in a realistic and honest way whilst raising funds and support in a unique way.

I, and the many others taking part in 'I Did My Mile' will be deciding upon our own sponsored miles, getting as much sponsorship as we can to complete our mile during OCD Action's 'Week of Action' (15th-19th Feb 2016) and to share our

progress, miles and momentum to raise as much awareness of OCD as possible.

 

You may choose to walk, run, swim, cycle, skip or jump. You may choose to paint yourself gold and sprint that mile, you may wish to be dressed like a superhero, you may wish to do so with your friends. However you do it, spread the message. Nominate your friends on social media, call on people to do so via YouTube, write to your local MP and demand they join you or see which you can convince to do their own mile. TEXT IDMM16 £5 to 70070 and pass it on! You can donate any amount up to £30 to that textcode.

Once you've done so - let the world know; 'I Did My Mile'.

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