Gabrielle Eyahpaise

Gabrielle Eyahpaise is from Ottawa, Canada. She was diagnosed with OCD at the age of 15 but only started treatment at 18. Her OCD symptoms were mostly contamination, checking and symmetry. She also suffered from depression, with the most severe symptoms being suicidal thoughts. These illnesses necessitated her hospitalization, however this began a positive treatment process leading towards recovery. Attending the conference in Chicago inspired Gabrielle to become a mental health advocate.

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