Monthly Archives: November 2012

Active Minds and American Giving Awards

Back in May 2011, I wrote about Active Minds, a non-profit organization with the following mission: “To empower students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. We are changing the culture on campuses … Continue reading

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OCD – An Unwanted Guest

I am not a hostile person. In fact, I have rarely, if ever, used the word hate in reference to a person. But from the beginning, I have hated OCD. I have seen how this disorder can affect those who … Continue reading

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Teens and OCD – Overcoming Fear

I think most people who have spent a lot of time around teenagers would agree they often think and reason differently than adults. Their brains are still developing. But did you know that it is harder for teens to learn … Continue reading

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It’s Not Always About OCD

When Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder was at its worst, it was obvious (to me, anyway) that his illness totally controlled his life. Everything he did, every word he uttered, every way he moved, every thing he ate, and every decision he … Continue reading

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