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How Culture Impacts The OCD Experience

March 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

A special edition of Community Conversations with guest host and IOCDF Advocate Alexandra Reynolds


We often view our experience of OCD as a personal matter, but have you ever considered how social and cultural norms can impact our OCD journey? Culture can influence our symptoms, stigma, treatment trajectory, the type of support we receive, and many other aspects of our experience. Join IOCDF Advocate Alexandra Reynolds as she draws on her lived experience as a first-generation Latinx to create an open dialogue about how our intersecting identities and culture shape our experiences with OCD. All are welcome to take part in what promises to be an engaging and insightful conversation. Be sure to bring your questions!

Alexandra is currently a stay-at-home mom to a beautiful son. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and turned her passion for mental health and advocacy into a challenging and rewarding career as a Domestic Violence Victim Advocate serving the Latinx and immigrant populations. As a first-generation Puerto Rican, Alexandra has been living with OCD since the age of six but was unable to access appropriate diagnosis and treatment until the age of 35. She lives with the additional diagnoses of major depression and complex PTSD. Alexandra is passionate about breaking the stigma around mental illness and using her lived experience to help others. She believes culture and community are important intersections in mental health and is dedicated to advocating from a place of inclusivity, compassion, and learning.


March 15, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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