When Allison Raskin was young and diagnoses with OCD, her dad told her to hide it. Now at 32, Alison has built a career off of having OCD.
Allison Raskin is a New York Times bestselling author, actress, director, and co-creator of the YouTube comedy channel and podcast Just Between Us, which she shares with her comedy partner, Gaby Dunn. Gaby and Allison’s I Hate Everyone But You quickly became a bestseller and was optioned at Netflix. The sequel, Please Send Help… was published on July 16, 2019, and quickly earned a position on The 20 Best LGBTQ Books of 2019 by Harper’s Bazaar.
She has become a figure in the mental health community in part due to her very successful Instagram account @emotionalsupportlady which has most recently launched as a Substack by the same name and is currently getting an MA in Psychology from Pepperdine University to supplement her work in the mental health space.
Allison joins Marsha & Erica to talk about social media and being online, navigating healthy relationships, and dating with mental illness, the topic of her newest book Overthinking About You: Navigating Romantic Relationships When You Have Anxiety, OCD, and/or Depression which is out now!