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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: August 9, 2018 09:26 AM
From: Representative Stephen Kinsey
To: All House members
Subject: Recognizing “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania
In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution recognizing the week of October 7 through 13, 2018, as “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania.

Currently, over 3.5 million United States citizens suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), half a million of which are children. This mental illness affects individuals of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds and involves a repetitive, uncontrollable cycle of obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. While researchers believe genetic predisposition and neurological miscommunication contribute to the disorder, a definitive cause remains unknown.

Increasing awareness of OCD and acknowledging the importance of access to effective treatment is imperative. As such, I ask that you join me in co-sponsoring this resolution.

Introduced as HR1033