Experience the OCD Mind Through Theater @ KLPAC

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What is OCD actually? OCD isn’t wanting a clean house. OCD isn’t necessarily wanting things to be placed a certain way. OCD isn’t always about having to have things done in a particular order. OCD is not the same as perfectionism.

It’s Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life; it occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsession and compulsion. It’s the rituals, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, checking, counting, hoarding, rewinding, and contamination issues. OCD is a bully.

As presented by TAS Seni Teater Rakyat, the devised theatre piece OCD explores what it’s like living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I answers questions like: What does it do to a person? How does one fight these intrusive thoughts? And how does one cope out there? It’s a performance with hopes of bringing more awareness on the topic of mental health, and how it affects certain people in their everyday life. The content of this show may trigger anxiety (use of loud sounds) and OCD, so please be wary. But if you’ve always wanted to understand OCD or feel understood, this is where you can head to at the end of January.

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We are all aware that Malaysians still consider mental health a taboo topic, so a theatre dedicated to mental health issues is a great conversation starter. As stated by The Star, four out of every 10 Malaysians are victim to some form of mental health issue in the course of their lives, and psychologists believe that the numbers will continue to rise. It is important for us to keep the conversation going and make others realise that help is always around the corner.

This piece is in collaboration with Malaysian Mental Health Association. To get tickets for the show, call 03-4047-9000 or click here.