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Saturday, July 8 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Managing Guilt and Shame with Sexual, Violent, and Blasphemous OCD Intrusive Thoughts

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Shame & guilt are emotional, debilitating responses to sexual, violent, & blasphemous intrusive thoughts. These emotions cause individuals to question their character & morality, perpetuating self-stigma and creating barriers in treatment & recovery. Our panel will explore strategies to navigate shame & guilt based on our lived experience.


Angie Alexander

Angie Alexander experienced Pure OCD/Intrusive Thoughts for most of her life, although she was not crippled by it until after the birth of her first child. She and her husband are aspiring farmers who currently live outside of Nashville, TN where they own a business and homeschool... Read More →
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Katlyn Hashway

Katlyn Hashway is a 20 year old psychology student and advocate for mental health. She has a passion for educating others on OCD; especially “Pure OCD” and taboo thoughts. She does so through her YouTube channel, 'ShalomAleichem,' and blog, 'Do An Exposure!' Her goal is to speak publicly about mental illness and become a therapist to directly help OCD sufferers. Kat has been featured on The OCD Stories, OCD Acceptance, Li... Read More →

Corey Hirsch

Corey Hirsch is a retired Canadian ice hockey goaltender, currently working for Sportsnet as a freelance NHL analyst. He spent the majority of his National Hockey League career with the Vancouver Canucks.Corey lives with OCD Intrusive thoughts and is an aspiring advocate to... Read More →

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... Read More →

Saturday July 8, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Golden Gate A