Handling Your OCD: Attack of the Brain Monster
By Peggy McMahon, PhD & Kim Rockwell-Evans, PhD, Tim Chupka ~ The first ever comic book about OCD for kids and adolescents. The graphic novel is about Conner, Emily and their peers at a special camp to learn how to live with OCD. At camp, they learn about cognitive-behavioral therapy tools to help them get on with life and go in the direction they care about even though their OCD could hold them back.
NOMINATED by Don Mangus, IOCDF individual member:For those of us with OCD, these “brain monsters” are especially malicious, because while you can run (for a while) — you can’t hide — anxiety and fear lurk inside your mind, “squirming like a toad,” poised to spring at any instant. You can learn all about this baffling brain disorder – all thanks to the greatest, most electrifying, and fun teaching format of our era — the good ol’ comic book. As a cartoonist and certified funny book freak, I’ve owned, studied, and yes, even drawn, all types of “graphic narratives”. In my day job I’ve personally handled over $45,000,000 of original art over the last ten years — comics are a very big deal. Look no further than the dedicated, compassionate, talented, and creative professionals behind this important Graphic Novel – they have created what is sure to be hailed as the “Classics Illustrated” of OCD literature. Readers will learn how to tame their own OCD beasts — and turn those nightmares into mere “nattering nabobs of negativity.” – Don Mangus, Comic and Illustration Art Expert and person with OCD AVAILABLE at: handlingyourocd.com