While only about 5% of Americans suffer from Hoarding Disorder (DSM-5, 2013), everyone has spaces in their home that become disorganized or overrun by various objects and over 84% of people feel they have a problem with organization.
In its milder form, disorganization can lead to anxiety and feelings of guilt or low self-esteem. As the clutter escalates into a chronic problem, it is frequently coupled with depression, anxiety, alcoholism, isolation, family distress, and poor health/hygiene.
Dr. Vanessa Brown, licensed psychologist, will review the difference between hoarding and other problematic clutter behaviors. She will present information on when to seek treatment from a licensed mental health practitioner.
She will also provide an introduction to tools that be used to decluttering your home. Ranging from small junk drawers to entire rooms filled with clutter, this workshop will help you to take the first steps towards reclaiming your space.
Date: Sunday, April 17th
Time: 2:30—4:30 p.m.
Location: Nardin Park UMC
29887 W. Eleven Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Presenter: Dr. Vanessa Brown, Psy.D., LP
Cost: $15.00 if your church does not hold a subscription