Sunday, August 19, 2012
giraffe has come - and have you ever started an OCD support group?
Saturday, I met a friend from when I went to community college (in person). I had decided I wanted to share with her a bit about my mental illness struggle. Surprise, surprise, she has OCD, too! I just keep running into people with OCD, two at the NAMI meeting on Wednesday, and then my friend on Saturday. So I actually voiced my thought with my friend. I'm thinking about starting an OCD support group here. I just looked on the OCD foundation's website, and the nearest support groups specifically for OCD are all over 400 miles away. It would be a peer support group, obviously, since I am not a therapist. But I think it could be neat and encouraging and helpful - at least sometimes, and isn't it unrealistic to expect something to help every single time? So here's my question; have any of you started OCD support groups? Any advice? I was thinking about every other week meetings. And I just downloaded Grayson's Manual on starting OCD support groups - still have to read it. link to Grayson's manual
Well, I have to go get ready for the last show! Hurray! I'm a little sad to leave the people, but so relieved to have this over. It did get better as I figured out how to handle criticism better -and simultaneously, I think they got more encouraging, too. So I'm glad I had the experience, and I am oh, so ready to be done. And I know that sentiment is shared by others in the show. TIRED!
"Talk" to you later!