When I was just seven years old, I didn’t know WHAT was going on with me … and I wouldn’t find out until FIFTEEN years later. Add another five years onto that before I got appropriate treatment. Think about giving to this fund today. I did in honor of my friend Madeline, 11-years-old and kicking OCD’s butt!
OCD begins in childhood. Despite this, it takes an average of 14–17 years between onset of symptoms and access to effective treatment due to stigma around mental health issues, and lack of awareness about available treatment options.
We are working to change this, and you can help.
You have no doubt heard the terms, “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday,” referring to the Friday and Monday following Thanksgiving, the two largest shopping days of the year and the official start of the holiday shopping season. Last year, a group of community organizers (including the United Nations Foundation) wanted to create a new day that celebrate giving instead of shopping — this day was meant to honor giving back to the community by donating to a charity or volunteering to help others. They named this day #GivingTuesday.
Today, December 3, 2013, is the second annual #GivingTuesday, and we need your help.
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