This has been one of the hardest issues for me to come to terms with. There is barely any awareness of hoarding. People treat it like it's a joke. People ask, "Why can't you jut get your shit together?" But it's not that easy. I grew up in a messy house. My mom still can't admit she has a problem. She won't get rid of her stuff. I myself do not know how to NOT live in a mess. It's embarrassing. People shame me for it. There are very basic life skills that you just never learn when you are raised by a hoarder. Now I'm an adult who can barely function. I'm so sick of being in denial about this simply because it isn't a "normal" mental health/depression/anxiety related issue. I've read that it may actually be considered part of the OCD spectrum. That makes sense because I think I may be OCD. Has anyone else had to deal with this before? I really need to know that I'm not alone. I have only ever felt utter shame over this.