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Saturday, July 30 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Coming Out of the Hoarding Closet: Accepting Ourselves and Accepting Help

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Unable to make changes for the better with my hoarding for years, I was disappointed and angry with myself. And stuck. Specialized treatment for Hoarding Disorder is relatively scarce and very costly. Few have access to or the financial resources for treatment such as CBT and ERP.  Not until facing the shame over my Hoarding Disorder was I able to begin accepting myself – flaws and all. Doing so enabled me to open up to others, which in turn eased me in to accepting help from the outside.  In this presentation, I will share what I've learned so far in my journey. If we can shed some of our shame, come out of hiding, and engage in compassionate discourse – there is hope!

View slides here: http://www.slideshare.net/IOCDF/susan-c-coming-out-of-the-hoarding-closet 


Susan C.

In 2014 I attended the Annual IOCDF Conference. I was struck so hard by a feeling during a seminar on Hoarding Disorder, “ the feeling that I had never been in a room full of so many people who all seemed so alone. A room full of others struggling with this frustrating condition alone." | | I'm a second-generation compulsive hoarder. I'm also Asian-American. Coming from a culture where mental health issues aren't easily... Read More →

Saturday July 30, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Marriott Ballroom, 4th Floor

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