Try a Mentor to Help Beat OCD

Try a Mentor to Help Beat OCD

If you’ve never heard it, we’ll happily say it again: beating OCD is possible! And at OCD North, we have a few ways to help you with that. Of course, one of biggest ways to start taking your power back from OCD is Exposure and Response Prevention therapy, the gold-standard treatment for OCD. We’ve got fantastic team of ERP therapists who are OCD experts, so we’ve got you covered there. 

ERP is our best tool for overcoming OCD. But, many people mention that while they make strides in ERP, they struggle with feeling misunderstood, ashamed of their experience, and like no one gets it the same way they do.  

Enter the Mentorship Support Program (MSP) – a peer support program developed by OCD North that pairs a mentor (someone who has experience beating OCD) with a mentee (someone new to the recovery journey) so that they can support each other and beat OCD together! Our community has seen a lot of success with this program. We wanted to share what some of our mentors have had to say about the experience!

 Look no further if you’ve been on the fence about whether to participate in the MSP. We’ll let the mentors speak for themselves…

 

How has your experience been as a mentor?

“My experience as a mentor has been very rewarding. When I first signed up, I was freshly discharged from NOCD, so I looked at it as something to pride myself on. I had just learned the tools to beat OCD and I could help someone else too. It gave me purpose, and to this day, it still does!”

 

What do you enjoy most about being a mentor?

“I love the peer connection I’ve developed. We have now reached this point where there is trust in being open about struggles, and that there is enough space for both my mentee and I to speak and not feel judged. My mentee expresses her feelings safely, and she enjoys keeping me up to date with therapy and her journey. And that to me is the best part! I get to be a cheerleader!”

 

Why do you think peer relationships are important? 

 “They are so important because at the end of the day there is someone on the other end of a phone call/ text or e-mail that knows what you are going through and with them you can feel comfortable with letting them see your worst days. There’s so much reassurance when it comes to understanding you’re not the only one, and that hey, my mentor has had some thoughts that scared her too! And guess what? She’s a-okay!  And even when it’s the opposite, the persistence to keep pushing, to show your peer that no matter what, at the end of the day, OCD has nothing over you. It takes a lot, and it takes a lot of acceptance. But I think that is why peer relationships are important – we’re all on this crazy journey together!”

Awesome, right? If you’re ready to face fear head-on and take your life back from OCD, email us today about the MSP, or book a FREE-15-minute consultation with one of our expert clinicians. Here’s to beating OCD!

Please Note: The Mentorship Support Program has gotten a refresh! It is now the Peer Support Program. We’re still pairing individuals together who share the OCD experience so they can gain support from each other. But, we’ve removed the idea of a mentor and a mentee – now, this program is all about support, without any pressure or feelings of a power dynamic. Same support, upgraded program to serve you better! 🙌

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