Monthly Archives: July 2012

Back From The Conference

Well, I arrived home after midnight last night, totally exhausted, my mind full of so much new information. My first International OCD Conference was a resounding success, and I hope to share some of what I’ve learned in some upcoming … Continue reading

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International OCD Foundation Conference

Just a quick post before I head out of town tomorrow for the 19th annual IOCDF Conference. If you live in or around Chicago, there will be walk-in registration, so it’s not too late to attend. This will be my … Continue reading

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Still Standing

When I was a child, we’d often visit my grandparents in New Hampshire. There was an old, dilapidated barn en route to their cottage, and every time we made the wide turn that would reveal the barn on our left, … Continue reading

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OCD and Humor

First things first. There is nothing funny about obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is a potentially debilitating, often severe, anxiety disorder that routinely wreaks havoc on sufferer’s lives. As with all illnesses, mental or physical, it is serious business, and certainly nothing … Continue reading

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Am I To Blame?

There is no question the stigma of mental illness is alive and well, even as many of us work hard to eradicate it.  Sharing our stories, and being candid about our mental health issues, goes a long way toward changing … Continue reading

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