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Friday, July 29 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Teen Success Panel

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Being a teenager is hard enough, but being a teenager with OCD can, at times, seem overwhelming. This panel is made up of teens who have dealt with OCD, physical illness, and other mental health issues and have, in the end, succeeded in challenging their OCD. They will share with you what worked and what did not work so that you may benefit from their trials and their wins.


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Lily Kim

My name is Lily Kim. I have had OCD since I was eight years old, and am now 15. I am currently in 10th grade. My OCD has shown up in many different forms that I've had to work hard to beat. It has affected my home life, my personal relationships, my school life, my work life... everything pretty much at one point or another. I recently did an intensive treatment program in Southern California which seem to help a lot and I now have... Read More →
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Patrick McGrath, PhD

Clinical Director, Center for Anxiety and OCD, AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine
Dr. Patrick B. McGrath is the Director of the Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders at AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and the future Director of the AMITA Health Foglia Family Foundation Residential Treatment Center opening in the summer of 2017. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board and the Conference Planning Committee of IOCDF, as well as the President of OCD... Read More →
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Emma Sullivan

My name is Emma Sullivan. I am from Brooklyn, New York. I attended the Berkeley Carroll School in Park Slope, Brooklyn from pre-k to 12th grade. I am now a freshman at Ithaca College. I am a film major, and hopefully minoring in psychology soon. I played basketball in high school, but don't play at college. I like playing the guitar in my free time, and I love hanging out with my friends. I also love Saturday Night Live, and would... Read More →
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Carolee Thomas

Carol Thomas is a teenage warrior who fights severe scrupulosity, pure O and social perfectionism. She has "ERPed" her way through the horrific intrusive images she experienced each time she glanced at a cute guy or thought about sex, along with conquering other OCDemons. Today, she is a passionate OCD advocate and will be attending college this fall to pursue her dream career of becoming a therapist while using animals as a tool for... Read More →
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Bowen Zheng

Bowen Zheng has suffered from OCD for over 5 years. He's good friends with Ethan Smith and Elizabeth McIngvale. Bowen is an OCD advocate from China and has spent several months in US for high school until his OCD got really bad and he left. He runs an online website called OCD Acceptance (ocdacceptance.com) with about 1000 followers as well as the living on edge OCD support group. He hosts free and live events online featuring OCD... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Chicago B/C, 5th Floor