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Friday, July 29 • 8:00am - 9:00am
The Journey From Illness to Advocacy: Overcoming OCD and Finding Your Voice

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Three OCD advocates come together to discuss their journey from severe OCD sufferance to advocacy. In this presentation, they will explore the singular nature of OCD with relevant examples drawn from their experiences, while explaining how each OCD sufferer has an individual nature that works as a key component of successful treatment. In addition, they will share how they started their own support groups and pages to enhance the communication between sufferers, foundations, and organizations. Most importantly is their message that good therapy is available and that you are never too young to be an advocate.

View slides here: http://www.slideshare.net/IOCDF/epifania-gallina-the-journey-from-illness-to-advocacy 

and here: http://www.slideshare.net/IOCDF/bowen-zheng-the-journey-from-illness-to-advocacy-overcoming-ocd-and-finding-your-voice


Speakers
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Epifania Gallina

My name is Epifania Rita Gallina and I am a 24 year old college student majoring in psychology and minoring in creative writing at Hunter College in New York City. I will graduate this May with a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology. My future goal is to be a clinical psychologist specialized in OCD and anxiety disorders, a clinical neuropsychologist, and cognitive neuroscientist. I have suffered from OCD for six years and been in... Read More →
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Lisa Mueller

Lisa Mueller is a young adult with OCD who runs the online teen support group, OCD-Support for Teens. Lisa recently is a fourth-year pure mathematics major with a psychology who hopes to graduate Spring 2017 and continue on to graduate school to get her PhD.
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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 8:00am - 9:00am
Salon I, 7th Floor