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Did You Know it is OCD Awareness Week? What that Means for Your Child
I know there are a bazillion awareness weeks and months. Every cause, issue or disease has a color or a month. But I wanted to talk to you about why OCD Awareness Week is so important and how you can take part with even the smallest of gestures.
OCD is one of the most misunderstood disorders. Which is sad considering it can be one of the most debilitating conditions a person can experience.
Part of the reason OCD is so debilitating is due to the lack of understanding OCD.
Kids are misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all.
Stereotypes perpetuate shame and guilt.
People remain quiet out of fear of embarrassment and labeling.
So what could help with this?
Spread the knowledge in any way you can. You can check out all the inspiring things the International OCD Foundation is doing this week to bring OCD awareness out from the shadows by clicking here.
Help your child.
Use this week to celebrate your child. Show them videos and pictures people are posting using the hashtag #FACEYOURFEAR and #OCDWEEK to show them how other people are being brave in support of them.
Have a movie night where you make popcorn and watch the documentary Unstuck: an OCD Kids Movie.
Educate yourself and others by taking my free online mini-course, Misunderstanding About Childhood OCD. Understand Your Child’s OCD. Learn the Facts. Enroll and watch it here.
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