In episode 10 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Kelly Anderson and Chris Baier. Chris and Kelly are creating the documentary called OCD & Me: The story of kids who fight back. A documentary featuring entirely a cast of children, showing the wisdom and bravely that youth brings.
When I first saw the trailer to the documentary I knew they were on to something special. Having OCD as a kid is confusing, scary and lonely. I unfortunately experienced it firsthand. I believe this documentary will help those kids who are scared of being “insane” and it will help the parents understand and support their children more effectively. Chris and Kelly were a pleasure to talk to. We discussed the documentary, their hopes for it, advice for kids with OCD and advice for the parents of children with OCD. Enjoy!!!
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Chris & Kelly’s OCD story (1:40)
Aim of the documentary (4:30)
Documentary structure (6:30)
How OCD affects the siblings (8:00)
The documentary will show anxiety is much a part of OCD as obsessions and compulsions (12:20)
The documentary is about describing the journey of recovery (13:35)
How Chris and Kelly’s kids got diagnosed (17:40)
Benefits of kids with OCD hanging out with other kids with OCD (24:00)
Why only kids will be in the film (32:30)
OCD in school (34:30)
Advice for parenting a kid with OCD (36:40)
The one piece of advice for the parent and the one piece of advice for the kid struggling with OCD (44:10)
What Chris and Kelly would write on their billboard (46:30)
Find out more about Chris and Kelly:
The film website and trailer: OCDKidsMovie.com
OCD Kids Movie Facebook
Mount Sinai hospital OCD treatment
To your success,
Stuart and The OCD Stories team
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