STIGMA ENIGMA

STIGMA ENIGMA

Today, I had a good conversation with a friend about the stigma that mental illness has compared to physical illness. When thinking through this issue, the first thing I always wonder is WHY? Why is mental illness misunderstood? Why is it that a physical illness is ok...
THE WHEELS ON THE BUS BRING MY SON HOME

THE WHEELS ON THE BUS BRING MY SON HOME

Every day during the past school year, I have waited in anticipation for the bus to drop my kids off at the end of the day. I never know what will arrive along with my son. I do know it won’t be good, but how bad will it be? My son’s main compulsion is...
THE ACCOMMODATION TEMPTATION

THE ACCOMMODATION TEMPTATION

Accommodation is a predicament that family members of an OCD sufferer can easily fall into. Whenever the OCD sufferer is concerned that something will be bad for him, he will want reassurance from the family that everything is ok. Here’s an example. When my son...