Jon Richardson ‘A little bit OCD’
Comedian Jon Richardson with my son John filming for Channel 4. ‘A Little bit OCD’ which aired July 2012.
The program aimed to discover if Jon has the disorder. He visited several sufferers, including John in the hope that he and viewers learn more about what it is to have OCD.
John took part, despite misgivings, in the hope that it would help to raise awareness, which we hope it did. It’s first airing netted an unexpectedly high 1.6 million viewers. Both John and the subject were treated with sensitivity by the production company and Jon Richardson, who spoke to him by phone after the show.
I think that John was very brave to do this, as he has hidden the condition for years. He is my hero.
This event and the feedback it created from other sufferers and their families inspired this blog to share my experiences of having a child with OCD. The idea came from thediaryofthegirlinthehat who reviewed the show on her blog. Thanks to her for that.
My hope is that this blog will be therapy for me and helpful to others in the same position.
September 2013. We just heard from the production company that the documentary has been nominated for an award from Mind.