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Blog Profile / Beyond the Doubt

Filed Under:Health / Mental Health
Posts on Regator:10
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Archived Since:April 9, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Pssst, OCD Is NOT an Adjective

Dear Readers Without OCD, We in the OCD community have a gentle reminder we'd like to pass along, ever so respectfully: read more

One Million+ Steps for OCD Awareness

My friend Denis is taking a walk. A long walk. Hundreds and hundreds of miles, in fact. Like most of us, Denis Asselin walks for health. But he also walks for illness--the severe OCD and BDD that robbed him of his son. And he--and I--would like to challenge YOU to add your footsteps to his in the name of mental health advocacy. read more

A Hero's Journey

If OCD has ever kept you from chasing your dreams, you need to meet Carol. She hadn't left her hometown in nearly three decades. But the prospect of helping others with OCD, finding the perfect souvenir, and enjoying authentic Chicago deep dish pizza was enough to help her break free. Forever. read more

Turning Adversity into Advocacy

We've all heard the old adage: "We help ourselves by helping others." Turns out it's true. Experientially, empirically, the proof is there. And I'm determined to spread the word about the power of this process of turning adversity into advocacy through a National Call for A2A Stories. I hope YOU will answer that call! (Read more...) Primary Topic: Anxiety read more

Dare to Believe

OCD Awareness Week is almost here. And this year, the International OCD Foundation needs our help spreading a powerful new message. Read on to learn how YOU can give hope to countless people struggling with The Doubting Disease. Primary Topic: Anxiety read more

This, too, is a Face of Mental Illness

Like most people, I imagine, I am haunted by the chilling mug shot of Jared Loughner, the man accused of gunning down Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and so many others in Arizona. The crazed look in his eyes. The smirk that seems to convey utter disregard for the horrors he is alleged to have unleashed. Show More Summary

So there I was....

Chances are you haven't heard of some of my favorite authors: Jared Kant, Sarah Allen Benton, Lori Hope, Shannon Shy. None has written a blockbuster, nor even more than a single book. You might, in fact, have some trouble picking up a copy of their works at your local bookstore. Show More Summary

You've Got a Friend

I am just back from Washington, D.C., where for several days I had the pleasure of hanging out with hundreds of fellow OCD washers, checkers, counters, hoarders, and the like. Insert punch line here. [Oh, admit it, you've got something,...Show More Summary

The Many "Flavors" of OCD

If I asked all of you reading this blog to take a field trip with me to my favorite ice cream parlor, eat a cone randomly selected for you, and then describe your experiences, chances are we'd wind up with some very different reviews. Show More Summary

Pssst...OCD is NOT an Adjective

Dear Readers Without OCD,On behalf of the OCD community, I'd--Yikes! I can only imagine how pretentious that must sound. Who am I to speak on behalf of the OCD community? It's not as if we're some organized group (though I suppose many...Show More Summary

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