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Overcome by Taboo Intrusive Thoughts: A Personal Story of Triumph by Zach Westerbeck
When society thinks of OCD they often think of hand washing, cleaning and checking locks or light switches. However, for those of us living with OCD, we know it is so much more. Unwanted intrusive thoughts, especially harm and sexual OCD, are often hidden and unspoken due to fear, guilt or shame. Join us for a live webinar as Zach Westerbeck shares his personal struggles battling with taboo intrusive thoughts, depression, and suicidal ideation. Zach, now a mental health advocate will share his inspirational story of recovery, motivation, and finding his sense of purpose.

7:00pm-7:05pm – Introduction, Welcome Message
7:05pm-7:45pm – “Overcome by Taboo Intrusive Thoughts: A Personal Story of Triumph” by Zach Westerbeck
7:45pm-8pm –Live Q&A

This is a free event. If you have questions for the speaker, you can submit those during registration. To learn more about intrusive thoughts, you can visit

Mar 19, 2019 7:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Zach Westerbeck
Mental Health Advocate
Zach Westerbeck is a mental health public speaker with a PASSION for helping college students and organizations understand the complexities of depression and anxiety in today’s modern world. In 2016, he experienced crippling depression and anxiety for the first time in his life. During this time period, he had thoughts of suicide, felt alone, scared and unsure of what his future had in store for him. He suffered in silence for over a year before finally seeking help. This is why it is his mission to erase the stigma and normalize mental health issues by educating and sharing his story with as many students as possible. His goal is to make the uncomfortable conversation around mental health comfortable in hopes that it will save a life. Through his personal experiences and extensive research, he is able to relate and clearly articulate why now more than ever it is critical to understand how to manage your mental health.