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Sunday, July 9 • 9:45am - 11:15am
Using the Creative Arts to Make OCD Less of a 'Secret Illness'

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The Secret Illness explores the realities of living with OCD through the creative arts. By linking people living with OCD and creative professionals, it expands the expressive toolkit of the OCD community. Our ultimate goal is to make OCD less of a secret illness. In this talk, members of the Secret Illness team provide a project overview, share a selection of creative works, and report early indicators of impact based on community feedback. We discuss lessons learned in creating a community-based OCD arts project and reflect on how our involvement has personally affected us.

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Stephanie Coen

Volunteer Collaborator, The Secret Illness
Hi! I'm Steph, and I live with OCD. I'm a collaborator with The Secret Illness project and I'm really excited to chat with you about it!
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Becca Laidler

Co-founder, The Secret Illness
The Secret Illness is a creative arts project that seeks to explore the realities of living with OCD through creative means. I would love to meet up with anyone interested in colloborating and invite you all to our visual presentation Sunday at 11:15am.
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Liz Smith

Co-Founder & Creative Director, The Secret Illness
Liz Smith is the creative director of The Secret Illness. She devised the concept for The Secret Illness along with co-founder Becca Laidler. She is a filmmaker based in the UK where she runs a video communications company, EntertainingTV.

Sunday July 9, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am PDT
Nob Hill B-D