Jack Wright Shares His Journey Overcoming OCD
“When I was younger, I started showing many signs of OCD, which included constantly checking, counting numbers, and mini patterns I had to do to go throughout my day. Overall, it felt like a never-ending game in a cycle I could never complete, where my OCD fears controlled my life. After a while, it felt like my whole life revolved around my OCD.”
For May Mental Health Awareness Month, Jack Wright shares his personal journey of coping with OCD. From constantly checking and counting numbers to feeling like his whole life revolved around his OCD fears, Jack struggled with feeling powerless and isolated. However, through therapy, support from loved ones, and developing coping mechanisms such as meditation, Jack learned that his thoughts do not define him and he was able to better understand himself and his OCD. In this video, Jack encourages young people struggling with mental health issues to speak out and seek support, reminding them that they are never alone. He shares his favorite quote about mental health and provides resources for those in need of help. Join Jack on his journey to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.
About the You Got This Campaign
Battling mental health issues can sometimes feel isolating and overwhelming. The You Got This campaign strives to assure you that you’re never alone. Celebrities and influencers share their stories and provide tips on how they got through the hardships of both their past and present, reinforcing the empowering message that while things may be hard now, #YouGotThis.
About Jack Wright
Born and raised in California, Jack Wright is a dancer, athlete, actor, and mental health advocate who has become a social media sensation over the last three years. Since 2020, the 20-year-old has amassed over 13 million followers across platforms with a range of wildly popular content including lifestyle vlogs, high-energy dance videos, and comedy sketches. Rubbing shoulders with the biggest names in the industry, he recently attended the Menswear and Haute Couture shows in Paris and Milan, where he sat front row at Emporio Armani, Fendi, Prada, Etro, Givenchy, AMI Paris, and Valentino Couture.
Jack is also a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, using his platform to fight against the stigma around mental health. In 2021, he teamed up with Hollister for World Teen Mental Wellness Day. He is open and honest about his own mental health journey on his social media platforms to remind his audience that life isn’t always perfect—but there are resources to make it better.