Thank you to everyone for the great response to last week’s post, both via comments and email. Several readers thought my idea would be a worthwhile one for IOCDF Affiliates to adopt, and I hope these organizations will consider it. Additionally, many readers appealed for something to be implemented as soon as possible. With this in mind, I’ve created a new page on my blog called OCD Network to Recovery. If you click on this tab, you will find links to two forms. One is for those who have not yet been able to embrace therapy for OCD, and the other is for those who have undergone Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy and found it helpful. The page has instructions for getting the forms back to me, and I will do my best to match people.
I’d like to stress that what I am doing is simply facilitating connections, and I cannot make any guarantees regarding how successful, if at all, this networking will be. But I think it’s worth a try. As I look back on the horrific events of this past week, I am in awe of all those who risked their lives to help others. While I am in no way equating this network with these heroic acts, the simple lesson of helping others whenever and however we can rings true. To me, that’s what it means to be human.
So we will see how it goes, and I will keep everyone posted. Certainly if you have any comments and suggestions as to how these forms could be improved, I’d love to hear them.