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 in this encore episode from May 2022 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!