What it is Like Growing Up with OCD with John Tessitore

Have you ever wondered what your child with OCD is going through? What their life is like growing up with OCD?

I had the pleasure of talking to John Tessitore, the founder of the JCK Foundation. He was willing to get raw with me and share some personal details of what life was like growing up with thoughts he hid from the outside world.

Have you ever wondered what it is like growing up with OCD? In my interview with John Tessitore we get a window into the confusion, isolation and eventual hope kids with OCD can experience.

He paints a picture of what it can feel like to think you are all alone and how he found hope and inspiration when his brother’s friend took him under his wing and shared that he, as well, had OCD.

John has made it his mission to let others like him know that they are not alone. He created the JCK Foundation to spread knowledge and offer support to people with mental illness. The JCK Foundation offers programs that go into high schools and colleges to speak to students about mental illness and to offer them support and hope.

If you know of a school that would benefit from JCK Foundation’s program click here.


Do Your Part to Support the Foundation and Kids with OCD:

To support the JCK Foundation and enable them to get the word of hope out to more students, please consider donating to this amazing cause! You can click here to donate.


The Documentary:

To watch John’s touching documentary about his friend John Kelly’s life battling OCD and his eventual passing click here.

 

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