Residential Treatment for OCD: Anna Wetrosky

Happy Tuesday! Today we’re hearing from Anna Wetrosky, who’s graciously shared her experience with multiple diagnoses and residential treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anorexia. Anna is a generous volunteer with a local nonprofit and a strong person with a lot of insight to offer. Thank you, Anna! How long have you had OCD? And…

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#ocdweek With Chrissie Hodges

Happy OCD Awareness Week! As you may know, I’m the president of OCD Twin Cities, the local affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), and I’m excited to host Chrissie Hodges this Thursday! If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll join us from 7 to 9 at the Wilder Center, Auditorium A, 451 Lexington Parkway…

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Treating OCD With Mindfulness: Erin Venker

Funny story: Erin Venker lives right here in the Twin Cities and she’s good friends with one of my coworkers, but we didn’t meet until we both attended the 2015 OCD conference in Boston. I knew right away I wanted to connect with her back home, and I ended up asking her to be the…

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Treating Hoarding: Renae Reinardy

As some of you may know, I’m president of my local chapter of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), OCD Twin Cities. But I didn’t found the affiliate—today’s guest Renae Reinardy did. She and her co-founder Randy Herrera did all the hard work to get the nonprofit up and running, and I took over two years…

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Faith, Medication, and Therapy: Jackie Lea Sommers

Have I mentioned how lucky I am to know so many wonderful people in the OCD community? It wasn’t that long ago that I’d never even met one other person with OCD—let alone someone who had an experience so similar to mine. Fate stepped in when the International OCD Foundation asked both me and Jackie…

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OCD Twin Cities Presents Jeff Bell

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be hosting Jeff Bell this Sunday night. I met Jeff at the OCD Conference in LA over the summer, and I was struck by his compassion and patience. He really is a tireless advocate, and his story of overcoming the worst of his OCD symptoms is…

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OCD Twin Cities event with Jeff Bell!

Originally posted on JACKIE LEA SOMMERS:
Residents of the Twin Cities, mark your calendars for Sunday, October 12: Jeff Bell will be speaking at our event to kick off OCD Awareness Week 2014!  If you have never heard Jeff Bell speak, let me tell you now: you do NOT want to miss this!  He is…

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