OCD Is More Common Than You Think

Melody Morin

OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, mental health, mental illness, counselling, therapy, self-care, anxiety, depression

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is often a private struggle. Kids, youths, and adults alike may not feel comfortable sharing their intrusive thoughts and compulsions. I can speak to this experience firsthand; my child was diagnosed with OCD at 4 years old. My first role is as a mom, and my second is as a psychologist. What I have learned through my … Read More

How to Support Children With Social Anxiety

Melody Morin

social anxiety, socially anxious youth, mental health, counseling, therapy, self-care

COVID-19 has forced many of us to change our behaviours – for children and youth in crucial developmental stages, the pandemic has also had a devasting impact on their social development. In light of the health crisis and keeping people safe, many of us who work on the frontlines of the mental health field are starting to see the effects … Read More