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Friday, July 7 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Providing Hope and Motivation through Peer Support for OCD

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Peer Support is a powerful supplement in helping individuals engage in treatment and provide hope & motivation that recovery is possible. Chrissie Hodges and Shannon Shy are certified Peer Support Specialists and provide peer support to individuals who suffer from OCD. Our presentation will explain what peer support is, what peer support is not, the five stages of peer support for OCD, and how peer support provides hope and motivation for recovery. It will also provide a lived experience testimonial on the power of peer support.


Chrissie Hodges

Chrissie Hodges lives successfully with Pure OCD/Intrusive thoughts. Chrissie is a mental health advocate and public speaker on Pure OCD, stigma reduction, and suicide prevention. Chrissie works as a Peer Support Specialist at Behavioral Healthcare Inc. and Ft. Logan Institute in Denver, CO. She is a trainer for Colorado Certified Peer Specialists training. She hosts a weekly radio podcast... Read More →

Shannon Shy, LLM

Shannon is an OCD advocate, attorney, certified Peer Support Specialist, retired Marine Corps officer, author, and motivational speaker. He is President of the International OCD Foundation Board of Directors. Shannon was diagnosed with a severe case of OCD in 1997 while on active duty with the U.S. Maine Corps. Under the treatment of a psychiatrist and psychologist, he developed a simple strategy he calls 'Ground Rules and Checkpoints: to overcome OCD. OCD no longer affects... Read More →

Friday July 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Yerba Buena - Salon 9

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