The Man Who Loved The Number 12 is an emotionally charged documentary that takes a deep, honest look at Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and its effects on those living with it – and their families. The film focuses on Hugh Turner, an OCD sufferer for 40 long years, who has been unable to work during the past 16 years as a result of his condition.
Hugh’s obsessions manifest in his need to count 12 lots of 12 numbers on his fingers, a ritual he must repeat over and over without fail. With the help of a leading psychiatrist specializing in OCD, Hugh is determined to tackle the fears and anxieties that drive him to act in such compulsive ways.
The Man Who Loved The Number 12 offers insight into the very real impact that mental health disorders can have on an individual as well as those around them. It also shows the courage needed to find solutions and take control back from the disorder – no small feat given how difficult it can be to confront such issues head-on.
This powerful documentary serves as a reminder that mental health issues are serious matters which should not be taken lightly or ignored. If you’re interested in gaining more understanding about OCD or simply want to be moved by an inspiring story of strength and survival, then The Man Who Loved The Number 12 is a must-watch for you.