Janet Singer is an advocate for OCD awareness, with the goal of spreading the word that obsessive-compulsive disorder, no matter how severe, is treatable. In 2008, her son Dan suffered from OCD so debilitating he could not even eat.
Janet is the author of Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery (Rowman & Littlefield, January 2015) which recounts her family’s story. She writes regularly for PsychCentral and was a long-time contributor to Mentalhelp.net.
She has also been the keynote speaker at OCD and NAMI conferences. She started her own blog, ocdtalk, in 2010, and it currently reaches readers in 176 countries. She uses a pseudonym to protect her son’s privacy.