A Book Giveaway!

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While I think that awareness of obsessive-compulsive disorder and all it entails has increased since I started this blog in 2010, there are still so many people – professionals included – who do not know how to properly treat the disorder.

As an advocate for OCD awareness and proper treatment, my goal has always been to spread the word that OCD, no matter how severe, is treatable, and to also let people know that ERP (exposure and response prevention) therapy is the evidence-based psychological treatment for OCD.

One good way to spread this message is  by hosting a Book Giveaway! I will be giving away two signed copies of my book, Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), to randomly selected readers who comment on this post.

Please leave a comment by Sunday, March 8, 2020 to enter the giveaway. My apologies to all my overseas followers, but this contest is limited to those in the United States and Canada.

Winners will be announced next week!

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17 Responses to A Book Giveaway!

  1. ashleyleia says:

    I’d love to get a copy! I’m in Canada.

  2. Barb Thomson says:

    I would love to win your book! On the side I want to Thank you for all the information you supply I had to search here in my city forever to find just anything for my daughter (therapy or Dr wise) OCD needs to have awareness!!
    Cheers Barb

  3. Dee Anna S Behle says:

    Both my boys struggle with OCD and received ERP through both Rogers and Gateway…without it, we’d be lost. Fighting OCD is a constant challenge but ERP is something we always practice and will continue to throughout their (OCD) lives.

  4. Sandra Passetto says:

    Would love a copy!

  5. I would love to have a copy to lend to all the people living with OCD that are in my free support network.
    I will lend it out to help hundreds of people that I helped with ERP. And it will give hundreds of other people the COURAGE to take the next step – to find an ERP provider and begin their success story. And I think many of them would recommend the book to others who could order/buy the book from you.

    -Cheers to the people who have new hope for their recovery!
    -Warren Barlowe
    OCD Support network coordinator and volunteer on the Free OcdHelpline at (631) 486-4818

  6. Nina Clark says:

    Dear Janet , I read your book from my local library from cover to cover in one sitting years ago when I was desperate to learn about ocd . When a family member first receives a diagnosis , you are filled with relief that there is a legitimate reason to make sense of the bizarre , out of character behaviour , and mood changes that this illness imposes on its sufferers . At the same time you find yourself filled with dread at suddenly having membership as a caregiver in a club you never wanted to join ,not to mention the heartache of helplessly witnessing the suffering your loved one is now dealing with 24/7 ! The words that come to mind to describe having to endure this is “ surreal nightmare “!
    Your book and your untiring leadership to promote awareness of ocd offers help and hope . I admire the dedication and the courage of both you and your son as you faced this frightening journey !
    Awareness of ocd continues to grow and must continue as it seems this mental illness is often forgotten and /or ignorantly stereotyped and portrayed with little understanding of the mental torture it inflicts on its victims !
    While ERP is the best treatment for ocd it is also important that scientific research devote itself to finding the cause and cure especially for severe , treatment refractory ocd .
    I commend you on your efforts to educate and bring attention to this worthy cause and wish you and your family good health and “peace of mind “ – a gift I took for granted until ocd affected my loved one and my family .

  7. lucymarie@charter.net says:

    Would love to win your book as I am 76 years old and have lived with ocd since I was around 25 not good and still live with it everyday with anxiety soooooooooooo bad with the ocd feels like being my age theirs no win in this mental sickness I believe it is inherited. Hope I win I need this book bad as I always enjoyed your writings on ocd and your son. God Bless You God is whats kept me going I can tell you that with this horrible disease. Love Diane

  8. Claire says:

    I would love to win a copy! I’m a little too familiar with the patient side of OCD. It’s been quite a journey, and I’ve appreciated reading your blog and learning more about the disorder. We need more awareness!

  9. Bobbie says:

    For everyone whether you win a free copy or not, this book is worth having and worth reading. A remarkable story of courage and determination. A must for parents of a teenager who suffers.

  10. Tracy Lombardo Schnitzer says:

    This book saved my son’s life. Because of the knowledge I gained from this book I was able to get my son the help he desperately needed. Without reading this book I’d still be lost in the OCD world of the unknown. I am forever grateful!!

  11. Natalie Nunn says:

    Wow I’d love to win a copy, spreading awareness is so important, I have suffered since I was 7 but oanly diagnosed 6 months ago, I’m now 40, it’s taken this long for the health professionals to understand.

  12. Tracy says:

    My daughter is diagnosed with OCD. I always call her my super hero. She is such a fighter and I was so blessed to get her help and see her soar. OCD still pops back every once in a while and we know what it is and have tools to manage it so much better. I love your site and your honesty. I am also in the field and work as a therapist. I have gotten more than one recent referral with OCD tendencies and am always looking to grow and learn knowing the importance of treatment in OCD. I also love a book that brings hope to parents as I know first hand the journey can feel hopeless. Thank you for all you do in this field.

  13. Monica says:

    Please enter me also. Thanks so much! My son has OCD and would love to read it!

  14. Kelly Doolan says:

    Would love to win this book. My daughter suffers and has not responded to ERP as of yet.

  15. Corynn Shaw says:

    I was introduced to your blogs a few years ago and they have been helpful. Thank you for all you do to support those with OCD and their families. You are raising awareness of OCD and helping to remove the stigma.

  16. Debbie Sims says:

    You’re doing good work with this blog. Keep it up! I’d love a copy of your book.

  17. Thanks to everyone for your comments and kind words. I will post the winners today!

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