>> Thursday, June 4, 2009

You've probably heard of the tv show "Intervention" on A&E. You may not know that they have a new spin off called "Obsessed". Same format except that this show profiles people with behavioral issues like OCD and other clinically diagnosed mental health conditions.

It is riveting, even more so than "Intervention".

For those of us who do work in mental health, it is incredibly enlightening to watch people struggle through their lives with any kind of issue. I've seen two episodes of the show so far, and have watch four incredible vital people try to control their OCD.

It is incredible how it takes over their lives. And incredible how they are able to overcome it and live a "normal" life through the help of specialists who know how to treat it.

Completely enlightening, inspiring, and humbling all at the same time. And even educating -- it's given me new information to apply to our work in mental health. As we create programs to help educate consumers, it's so important to really understand how these conditions affect their day to day lives.

Please check out the show. Hope this finds you well -- Jim.


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