Not Alone Notes

Turning Pain into Purpose interview with Not Alone Notes The Peace of Mind Foundation interviews Morgan and Molly the creators of Not Alone Notes, a free service that sends handwritten letters of encouragement on handmade cards around the world to OCD sufferers and loved ones. Morgan and Molly share how...

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A Penny for your Intrusive Thoughts

Turning Pain into Purpose interview with A Penny for your Intrusive Thoughts It all began at the 2017 International OCD Foundation Annual Conference in San Francisco at a session about taboo intrusive thoughts. The session consisted of a panel of OCD sufferers moderated by Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale, who is open...

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Hannah Lovitt

Turning Pain into Purpose interview with Hannah Lovitt. Hannah Lovitt is a high school student at the Emery/Weiner School. She has struggled with anxiety since she was a young girl. She was diagnosed with OCD at twelve, although symptoms began showing up during elementary school. She has also struggled with...

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Ryan Bernstein

Turning Pain into Purpose Interview with Ryan Bernstein. Ryan Bernstein is a seventeen-year-old high school student with OCD. He is the founder and facilitator of Hand in Hand, a weekly OCD support group where he helps teens who struggle with anxiety learn new coping skills. As a national ambassador and...

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New Year, New You

Are you fed up with OCD controlling your life and making all the rules? It’s time to fight your OCD and regain the life you deserve. Make this new year all about a  new you . The Peace of Mind Foundation is giving you the tools you need to learn...

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How OCD Challenge Helped Me

  “I would have given up long ago but for the support of the Peace of Mind Foundation”– Yulia       Yulia has struggled with perfectionism OCD since she was ten years old. She lives in Moscow, Russia where OCD is not talked about and treatment is hard to find....

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Online Support Group for Therapist with OCD

SMALL ONLINE FACE-TO-FACE SUPPORT GROUP FORMING For OCD specialists who have and treat OCD with ERP. Therapists with OCD motivated to treat OCD can find ourselves in a unique position. In many communities—including our families, friends & clinician cohorts– OCD awareness is lacking. We work so hard to give our...

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Inside Look: OCD to Me: An Anthology of Anxieties

OCD to Me: An Anthology of Anxieties by Ryan Bernstein My name is Ryan Bernstein. I’m a seventeen-year-old high school student with OCD. For many years, I was unable to share my OCD feelings with others. I worried about what people might think, and how negatively I might be judged....

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A Look Inside | Is Fred in the Refrigerator?

  Is Fred in the Refrigerator? Taming and Reclaiming My Life by Shala Nicely, LPC In the eight years since I discovered exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), the evidence-based treatment for OCD, I’ve developed an arsenal of ERP-enhancing tools to strengthen my recovery. The following excerpt from my new...

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