“I'm just constantly counting and it got really annoying. At one point, I was counting pumps of face cleanser, and I was just like, Oh, God, this is boring.”

We chat to musician BENEE about her recent OCD diagnosis, what a shitter of a year it's been, and what she’s looking forward to most this summer. Dusty the bunny also makes their debut appearance on Re: News.

Also, in case you haven’t heard. You can get your tickets for BENEE’s 2022 world tour right now. 

Where to get help:

  • 1737: The nationwide, 24/7 mental health support line. Call or text 1737 to speak to a trained counsellor.
  • Suicide Crisis Line: Free call 0508 TAUTOKO or 0508 828 865. Nationwide 24/7 support line operated by experienced counsellors with advanced suicide prevention training. 
  • Youthline: Free call 0800 376 633, free text 234. Nationwide service focused on supporting young people.
  • OUTLine NZ: Freephone 0800 OUTLINE (0800 688 5463). National service that helps LGBTIQ+ New Zealanders access support, information and a sense of community. 
  • OCD NZ: NZ-based peer support and advocacy group for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or those supporting them.

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