Alyse Shacter: Obsessive Propulsion Di

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After watching Alyse Shacter speak about obsessive compulsion disorder (OCD), there were a few things that did surprise me. To begin with, I was surprised that her classmates were extremely helpful with her OCD and offering to carry her to class so she wouldn’t miss class. Even though her parents were the ones that spoke to the class about Alyse’s OCD, Alyse still showed bravery and courage to allow her parents to speak to her class about her problems. This story reduces the stigma of mental illness because even though Alyse suffered from severe OCD, as her classmates became aware they decided to help Alyse. They even offered to carry her from class to class so she wouldn’t step on the tiles, which was one of her OCDs. By being open with
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