Monthly Archives: June 2012

Affordable Care Act and Mental Health

“The decision of the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act is a tremendous victory for the American public, including millions of individuals living with mental health and substance use conditions.” Dr. David Shern, president and CEO of Mental Health … Continue reading

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OCD and The Serenity Prayer

Serenity Prayer  God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,  Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.  Many of us are familiar with this beautiful prayer, and I happened to … Continue reading

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OCD and Hyper-responsibility

One of the driving forces behind OCD is an inflated sense of responsibility, or hyper-responsibility. Those who suffer from hyper-responsibility believe they have more control over what happens in the world than they actually do. In my son Dan’s case, … Continue reading

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To Tell or Not To Tell

I’m an advocate for OCD awareness. I believe obsessive-compulsive disorder needs to be talked about, openly and honestly, so that we can foster understanding and acceptance. Silence is not an option and only serves to perpetuate the ignorance and confusion … Continue reading

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder – Remembering Nathaniel

I want to share this heartbreaking yet hopeful story of a father’s pilgrimage in memory of his son, Nathaniel. Nathaniel suffered from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and took his own life in April, 2011.

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OCD and Thought-Action Fusion

As I’ve mentioned before, and most of us already know, our minds have minds of their own. All kinds of thoughts run through them on a daily basis: some happy, some distressing, some weird, some comical. So many thoughts over … Continue reading

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