I'm curious about this because I've always been ashamed and secretive about OCD despite telling friends that they shouldn't be embarrassed about their mental health conditions. Does it help if people know what you're going through? In some ways I think it's good that nobody knows, as it means I don't drag them into my OCD - rituals, reassurance etc. Having said that, sometimes I would love to be able to talk to people. My boyfriend is the only one who knows but we don't discuss it - I'm too embarrassed!