Monthly Archives: October 2011

We Need Machine Man the Movie

As an advocate for OCD awareness, what frustrates me more than anything is the media portrayal of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. On television there’s Monk, Glee, a few reality shows or specials here and there, and the occasional guest characters with the disorder. In the movie category, we … Continue reading

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Thank you, OCD Texas

As my flight touched down in Austin, Texas this past Friday I felt a surge of emotion: excitement, anticipation and apprehension all rolled into one. Would I “fit in” with the OCD Texas folks? Would my talk be well received? … Continue reading

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The Rhyme and Reason of Rituals

Whenever my children travel, I always make sure to tell them to “have a safe trip.”  Before my husband goes to sleep at night, he always makes sure the doors are locked.  A basketball player says a specific prayer before each game, and a runner wears her … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated today, October 10th, as World Mental Health Day, and this year’s theme is “investing in mental health.” In places like Indonesia, where the mentally ill still live in chains and there are fewer than … Continue reading

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OCD Awareness Week

OCD Awareness Week  (October 10 – October 16th) holds a special meaning for me. It was during this week last year that I “officially” became an advocate for OCD awareness. Prior to this time, I had connected by telephone with several friends … Continue reading

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