Tag Archives: Mental Health

Ocdtalk’s 100th post!

When I started blogging, I had few expectations; I only knew I had thoughts and stories I wanted to share that I felt could benefit others. I had only read one blog in my life, felt thoroughly incompetent, but decided … Continue reading

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Creative Expression Contest – Vote for your Favorites

OCD Awareness Week is a month away (October 8-14, 2012) and I’ll be updating you on programs and events as it gets closer.  One of the main events, “A Night To Believe,” will take place in Boston on Saturday, October … Continue reading

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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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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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What Was He Thinking?

I know little about Dan’s OCD, and understand even less.  When I arrived to help him out at school almost three years ago,  he had not eaten in at least a week. Understanding what was going on wasn’t the top priority at … Continue reading

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Real reality?

Over the past couple of years, there have been several Reality TV shows focusing on OCD. I have seen snippets of  The OCD Project and some friends told me about A&E’s  Obsessed, but I never actually saw any of those episodes. There have … Continue reading

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OCD about OCD

As I’ve mentioned before, Dan entered a residential treatment program for OCD in the summer so he would be well enough to return to college in the fall. Nine weeks later, though he had made great strides, the staff recommended that Dan stay until … Continue reading

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“Get Him Out of There”

Dan’s nine week stay at an OCD clinic was full of surprises.  He went there in the summer so that he could get some help and be able to go back to college in the Fall. Dan was the model patient, … Continue reading

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