Event: Author Event and Book Signing
Date: February 18, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble in Philadelphia, 1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
A GREAT SUCCESS!! THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO SUPPORT US.
Event: Book Launch
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman Street, Westborough, MA 01581
THANK YOU TO THE 50 PLUS PEOPLE WHO CAME OUT TO CELEBRATE WITH ME AND SETH. A TRULY AMAZING DAY!
Event: Talk and Book Signing
Date: Monday, March 23, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Books and Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EVENT! THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED!
Event: Talk and Book Signing
Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Southborough Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772
I ENJOYED BEING PART OF THE LIBRARY’S AUTHOR SERIES!
Event: Talk and Book Signing
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Northborough Free Library, 34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532
LOTS OF LIVELY DISCUSSION AT THIS EVENT. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED!
Event: Book Signing
Date: Friday, July 31, 2015
Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: International OCD Conference, Boston, MA
A WONDERFUL CONFERENCE AND A GREAT TURNOUT. THANKS TO ALL WHO STOPPED BY TO HAVE THEIR BOOK SIGNED, OR TO JUST SAY HELLO!
Event: Keynote Speaker
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: OCD Texas Conference, Richland College, 12800 Abrams Rd, Dallas
I’M HONORED TO HAVE BEEN PART OF SUCH A GREAT CONFERENCE. WE HAD A WONDERFUL TURNOUT DESPITE TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS. THANK YOU TO DR.PEGGY MCMAHON AND LISA BUCHANAN FOR THEIR WARM HOSPITALITY!
Event: Local Author Fair
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581
WHAT A FUN DAY, CONNECTING WITH OTHER AUTHORS AND TALKING ABOUT MY BOOK!
Event: Keynote Speaker (with Seth Gillihan, PhD)
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: NAMI NJ Annual Conference, Crowne Plaza Monroe, 390 Forsgate Dr, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
AN AMAZING CONFERENCE WITH EVEN MORE AMAZING PEOPLE! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE AT NAMI FOR INVITING ME TO SHARE MY FAMILY’S STORY OF HOPE. TO SEE PICTURES OF THE CONFERENCE, CLICK HERE!
Event: Guest at Inaugural Virtual Book Club sponsored by Southern California Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation
Date: April 16, 2016
Time: 11:00 am – 12:45 pm PST
Location: Call in from your home
WE HAD A LIVELY DISCUSSION AND QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION. THANKS TO OCD SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR CHOOSING MY BOOK TO KICK OFF THEIR NEW BOOK CLUB!
I’ve started to lose hope for my daughter that has multi- faceted OCD and PTSD. At this point, I’m trying to keep my spirits to a manageable level. My daughter went to a facility in Wisconsin but I don’t think she was there long enough. Now she doesn’t have insurance. I think that I am going to start my own therapy as my father is in hospice, my daughter is cutting herself, I have a highly stressful job, and I need to keep putting on a brave face.
It would be nice to speak with someone who has been there. Most people are dismissive of this disease
I have been where you are now………my dad was also dying when Dan’s OCD was severe and he was self-harming as well. You daughter CAN get better. Did she continue therapy after attending the residential program? That is of the utmost importance; she needs to keep up with the ERP therapy. Please don’t lose hope. It is true most people don’t understand the torment of OCD, but there are many of us who do and we can support each other. I wish you all the best.
I saw Janet’s story posted on the NAMI email for Annual Conference in December. I just registered for the event. Not only does my company employ people with disabilities (many have various mental health conditions) but my Mom is bi-polar, my husband has varying mental health disorders (he works for my company, going on 5 years after being on permanent disability for 11 years) AND my son has been suffering semi-severe OCD for the last 1 1/2 years.
I say semi-severe OCD because, after reading other stories, we are lucky that Joe did graduate from High School, does have minimal social skills and after withdraw from College living away (he only lasted one week) he is attending Community College. Although, for our family, this struggle seems severe as he has so many routines and “checking” issues that it really inhibits his abilities to do much of anything at home. He is 19, has never had a job and has very little responsibility. This past year had many challenges that included a 4 day stay in a psych ward, 2 months in an out-patient program and many months of counseling. He sees a Psychiatrist and none of his current meds seem to affectively help with his OCD anxieties. After all of these things, we are back to a place where he refuses to go back to counseling and won’t try something new. None of the above methods worked on helping him make ANY progress overcoming his OCD. In fact, with the stress of college course work, it seems to be getting worse. I am looking forward to learning more at the Conference and connecting with this website to get more advice on how to help my son overcome this disease.
Thank you for sharing, Kim, and I’m sorry to hear your son has been having such a difficult time. I look forward to meeting you in December and I hope you will find my posts here helpful. It is unclear to me from your comment whether Joe has ever done ERP therapy? That’s the gold standard psychological treatment for OCD and we will certainly be discussing it at the conference.