Category Archives: 2016 Walk


Planet Earth has circled the sun again, and we find ourselves on the eve of the end-of-year holidays. Thanksgiving, the first celebration, is so universal in nature. It invites everyone to pause and be grateful, and what better way to … Continue reading

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Then & Now — October 2016

Happy 30th Birthday, Nathaniel! Happy 30th Anniversary, IOCDF! 1986 was a banner year, the year both our son, Nathaniel, and the International OCD Foundation came into existence. Unfortunately, Nathaniel died of one of the OCD-related disorders this organization fights so … Continue reading

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Guest Alison Dotson interviews Denis

Alison: I couldn’t be happier to kick off the New Year with this post from Denis Asselin, an amazing advocate who’s been working tirelessly and with compassion to spread awareness about body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) since his son, Nathaniel, committed suicide after … Continue reading

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On The Move for BDD Awareness

Our recent pilgrimage in Italy from Rome to Assisi differed from Denis’s earlier walks to share our son Nathaniel’s struggle with BDD and to expand awareness about brain disorders and inspire research; it was shorter (a mere 150 miles!), was … Continue reading

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