Chrissie Hodges

Chrissie Hodges

Chrissie Hodges Adversity: Undiagnosed OCD Advocacy: Pure OCD Advocate “I started my advocacy to help others know they are not alone and recovery is possible for Pure OCD. Little did I know by hearing other’s stories, struggles, and seeing their resiliency...
Ethan Smith

Ethan Smith

Ethan Smith Adversity: OCD Advocacy: Shares his story as a keynote speaker. “I was told early in my treatment, ‘The best thing you can do for your OCD is to help others.’ Not only have I found that statement true but necessary. Every person I speak...
Barbara Claypole White

Barbara Claypole White

Barbara Claypole White Adversity: Son diagnosed with OCD at age 8 Advocacy: Uses fiction writing and blogging to provide hope to those with OCD “Readers often say, ‘I’ve never told anyone this before…’ And the book clubs I visit turn into therapy. People need to...
Ro Vitale

Ro Vitale

Ro Vitale Adversity: Diagnosed with severe OCD Advocacy: Speaks, writes and sings in English and Spanish to support others with OCD Photo by: Santiago Giovanetti “There’s much beauty in being of service to someone that’s battling the same adversity. Helping others is...
Susan Dailey

Susan Dailey

Susan Dailey Adversity: Daughter diagnosed with PANDAS Advocacy: Joined other parents in advocating for PANDAS research & education “I just don’t think it’s possible to walk away [from PANDAS advocacy] when I know another family will wake up to this reality...
Chris Trondsen

Chris Trondsen

Chris Trondsen Adversity: Has battled Body Dysmorphic Disorder and OCD Advocacy: Shares his OCD story and helps run OCD support groups “Helping others keeps me on my toes. I can’t talk about, ‘Hey, you should not give into your obsessions’ and then turn around and...