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18.
October

Letters to OCD

Written by | Amy

Our youth program sees many different faces of OCD in our kiddos. For a majority their obsessive thoughts, rituals, and compulsions take up most of their life: taking away family, friends, play, school, sleep, joy, and the freedom to choose. It is painful to see kids who are so precious going through this struggle. Luckily we know how to help them! With exposure and response prevention therapy we see our kids make huge strides in winning the fight against OCD and gaining their freedom back.

Link to iocdf.org for parents whose children may have OCD

Below is a letter to OCD written by one of our warriors who graduated from the youth program and continues to fight OCD like a champ.



12.
October

Letters to Panic

Written by | Amy
Below are two touching letters to panic disorder written by a previous client in the youth program and this client's mother. Panic disorder is different from OCD in that at the core is the fear of panicking. Hence, exposures are targeted toward the debilitating panic to teach the brain that they live through panic attacks and can live life without avoiding things that might trigger panic.

Do you or anyone you know have panic disorder? Tell us about your experiences with panic disorder and what you have learned.