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Ottawa pilot project to tackle hoarding disorder

April 21, 2016 by

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Ottawa pilot project to tackle hoarding disorder

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Hoarders: Prime Targets for Manipulators

March 22, 2016 by

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Andrea Estes reported in the March 19, 2016 issue of the Boston Globe about the sad case of Morris Stern, a lonely bachelor who died in 2012. His family and friends were shocked to find out that Morris had allegedly sold several properties valued at approximately $4.5 million to Brian ...

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Questions abound after dead hoarder found buried in debris

February 9, 2016 by

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As reported by a CBC online article last week, investigators are trying to determine how a man wound up dead and buried under several feet of hoarded debris inside his downtown Vancouver home.  This case represents a sad ending to a life when the person suffers from unresolved Hoarding Disorder. ...

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Why Can’t I Get Started?

October 14, 2015 by

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I planned to write this blog article on Friday, but now it is Monday, and I am finally getting to it. Why is it that sometimes we are unable to accomplish a task that seems so simple? Whether it is finishing a project for school or work, accomplishing some job ...

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I’m not like those People on TV—I’m a Collector, Not a Hoarder

September 23, 2015 by

Hoarding is just a word. Actually I would say that some of the loveliest people I have ever met hoard.

Here is the working criteria I offer to clients to decide where they are on the path to hoarding. If you meet the criteria, either you are living with hoarding, or ...

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Elaine Birchall Finalist for Business Woman of the Year

April 1, 2014 by

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Elaine Birchall has been announced as one of three finalists for Business Woman of the Year (Professional category), from the Women’s Business Network (WBN).

The WBN is Ottawa’s leading network of women in business. For 33 years, the organization has provided a forum for women to exchange ideas and grow ...

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Hoarding Support Group Comes to the Ottawa Area

April 4, 2013 by

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A new Hoarding Support Group is being offered in the Ottawa area between May 9th and June 27th on Thursday evenings. 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

The location will be on Carling Avenue near Maitland.

The group will demystify and destigmatize Hoarding as a disorder.

Each session with have an learning ...

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Hoarding Support Services for Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville and Surrounding Areas

April 4, 2013 by

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Do you Hoard?

Do you care about someone who Hoards?

Elaine Birchall, founder and coordinator of the Canadian National Hoarding Coalition, is offering counseling and de-cluttering services for hoarding behaviour in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville and surrounding areas.

As a Registered Social Worker with 12 years experience as a hoarding specialist, Elaine’s ...

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