As a child, I was gregarious, outgoing, and happy-go-lucky. Then something went horribly askew at about age 12. I did not know why I was unable to focus when I had been the best reader in school. I had been talkative, but I kept to myself, remained silent, and let bullies pick on me. I hadn't the slightest idea what was going on with my body and mind. Eighth-grade was probably my worst year because I was taunted, harassed, and bullied.
Two years ago I wondered if the horrible feeling, the gnawing in my stomach would ever leave. Inside my freshman dorm room, I lived in my own mind, fixated on my thoughts and tormented by irrational messages and faulty fears.
Clearview Horizons is pleased to announce the offering of a weekly OCD support group. In addition to providing an opportunity to connect with other individuals with OCD, the group also provides a weekly educational component focused on an aspect related to OCD treatment, such as cognitive reframing versus reassurance, perfectionism, thought defusion, and mastering the skill of developing exposures.
Your college search should be for a school where treatment for OCD is available. Consider the following: