"OCD was the worst thing to happen to me." Feat. 3x TEDx speaker, Shaun Flores
WARNING: This episode discusses several triggering themes such as rape and suicide. Shaun Flores is a former high fashion model whose world changed when he began experiencing repetitive unwanted thoughts, alongside months of depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation. That period led to a surprising diagnosis of OCD. Now Shaun Flores is a 3x TEDx speaker, a mental health and OCD advocate with the International OCD Foundation. Today we talk about OCD and mental health matters co-existing with grief, and the intricacies of treatments like psychodynamic versus cognitive-behavioral therapy for OCD. This is the perfect conversation to wedge between Mental Health Awareness month and shifting our attention to black men; black fathers and sons.
While he says that OCD was the worse thing that ever happened to him, now Shaun is determined to be "the worst thing to happen to OCD".
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