In the heart of Barrie, Merrisa Little laid the foundation for OCD North, a mental health haven dedicated to addressing the unique challenges posed by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Fueled by a passion for making mental health services accessible, Merrisa established OCD North to bridge critical gaps in the Barrie community.

A Crucial Mission

OCD affects a significant portion of the population, with 1-3% grappling with its challenges. However, the scarcity of mental health professionals specializing in OCD in Canada creates a daunting scenario for those seeking support. OCD North emerged with a vital mission: to fill this void and ensure that individuals dealing with OCD receive the specialized care they deserve.

Community Engagement: A Cornerstone Value

At the core of OCD North’s philosophy is a commitment to community engagement. Recognizing that a resilient community is built on understanding and support, OCD North actively engages with Barrie residents. By fostering awareness about OCD and mental health, OCD North contributes to the creation of an inclusive and compassionate community.

Specialized Services Tailored for Barrie Residents

OCD North stands as a comprehensive resource for Barrie residents dealing with OCD. The services offered cater to the unique needs of the community, including Exposure & Response Prevention, Paediatric OCD Therapy, and Individual OCD Therapy. These services ensure that individuals of all ages receive personalized, evidence-based care.

Free Peer Mentorship: A Guiding Light

In a remarkable gesture of community support, OCD North provides free peer mentorship—a service that extends a guiding light to those navigating the challenges of OCD. This initiative reflects the organization’s commitment to making mental health resources accessible to everyone in Barrie.

Empowering Parents and Caregivers

Recognizing the vital role played by parents and caregivers, OCD North extends its support through a free group dedicated to them. This forum provides a space for sharing experiences, gaining insights, and fostering a supportive network.

OCD North: Shaping a Resilient Barrie

As OCD North continues to shape a resilient Barrie, its values echo through the community. The organization’s dedication to filling gaps in mental health care, fostering community engagement, and providing specialized services makes it a transformative force in Barrie’s mental health landscape. Discover the profound impact of OCD North, where compassion meets expertise, creating a stronger and more resilient community for all.

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