In this episode of the TiLT Parenting Podcast, I’m bringing you a conversation with writer and filmmaker Chris Baier, whose experience as the parent of a teen with with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder inspired him to produce the film UNSTUCK: an OCD kids movie

UNSTUCK is a short film that lets kids and teens speak truthfully about OCD and explain how they learned to face their fears and regain control of their lives. In our conversation, Chris shares his personal why behind making this film, talks about his family’s experience supporting their teen daughter, and describes how this film is helping to bring awareness of OCD and its common misconceptions. OCD is a topic new to this podcast, and I learned so much from this conversation and was inspired by the heart and passion that Chris brings to his work on behalf of kids living with OCD.

 

About Chris: Chris Baier is a parent of a teenager with OCD. Over the past 5 years, he has used his affiliation with producing UNSTUCK: An OCD Kids Movie to advocate for those with OCD around the world. He is an “OCD Ambassador” for the International OCD Foundation, created OCDeconstruct, a global digital OCD Conference, and hosted “OCD Kids Speak Out” a monthly live stream show.  

 

THINGS YOU’LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE:

  • Chris’s experience with his daughter’s OCD and how it affected their family
  • What made Chris decide to create a film about kids overcoming their obsessions and compulsions
  • What is OCD and how it is commonly misunderstood
  • The process of finding a therapist and treatment plan for his daughter
  • What is ERP, the most-common form of therapy for OCD
  • The experiences of making the film and what Chris learned from the kids and teens with OCD he interviewed
  • Chris’s suggestions and tips for parents of children with OCD

 

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