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Shannon's story will be a major help to those who suffer from this potentially devastating illness as well as those who treat them. --Michael Jenike, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard University; Medical Director, OCD Institute, McLean Hospital

Shannon provides his readers not only with practical advice about how
to manage OCD, but more importantly, shows us the meaning of courage
in the face your worst possible fears.  --Diane Davey, RN, MBA, Program Director, OCD Institute, McLean Hospital

"It'll be Okay" is a must-read for anyone whose life has been touched by OCD. --Jeff Bell, Author, When in Doubt, Make Belief: An OCD-Inspired Approach to Living with Uncertainty

About the Author

Shannon Shy was the Keynote Speaker at the 2010 annual conference of the International OCD Foundation. He is a civilian attorney with the Department of the Navy. He and his wife Debbie have three children—Alex, Andrew, and Samantha—and live in Dale City, Virginia, just south of Washington DC. After graduating from Southwest Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, he went on active duty with the Marine Corps. In 1999, after eleven years of active duty, Shannon accepted a civil service position in Washington D.C. with the Department of the Navy Office of General Counsel and a Marine Corps Reserve commission. In 2007, he retired from the Marine Corps Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel and was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal. In 2009, the Secretary of the Navy awarded him the Distinguished Civilian Service Award, which is the highest honorary award the Secretary can confer upon a civilian. In a volunteer capacity, Shannon has coached youth football, baseball, and soccer. In 2003, he co-founded the Northern Virginia Youth Athletic Association (NVYAA), a non-profit youth football and cheerleading organization dedicated to excellence in athletics, scholastics, and community service. Serving over two hundred children between ages 5 and 15, NVYAA teams won four American Youth Football (AYF) national championships from 2005 to 2007. From 2007 to 2009, Shannon serves part time as AYF’s National Membership Director. A “ham” behind the mike, Shannon volunteers as stadium announcer for C.D. Hylton High School’s football program and for the AYF national championships and national all-star game.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (March 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1438957319
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438957319
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #599,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am by no means a book reviewer. This is something I feel the need to do. I came across this book, not looking for one, but thank God that he lead me to it. Shannon's story has given me great hope that it is possible to win the battle with OCD. I needed so much to hear a sucess story. Anyone suffering with OCD can understand. That is exactly what Shannon's story is. It is so easy to read. From the moment I picked it up, it moved me. I didn't put it down until I finished. I had to know how this man was able to overcome this. I'm just beginning to implement his tools, knowing there is still a journey ahead of me. But, I believe I have found a simple practical way to live a life fulfilled. The groundrules and checkpoints he uses make so much sense and seem so simple to apply. I want to encourage anyone with OCD to read this book, it has given me the courage to know I can fight this and win. I thank God for answering my prayer of help through Shannon's struggles and triumph. My prayers are with you all and hope this review is helpful in your decision to read this book.
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As someone who has had to deal with OCD for 25 years, this personal story, with its detailed explanation of how he overcame OCD, by Shannon Shy, speaks to both my heart and my mind. It is proof that OCD can be overcome through conscious and persistent steps in learning how to view your OCD and how to manage it effectively.
People usually don't want to hear about how to "manage" a disease or condition; they want a complete cure. But the truth is that even people who do not have a disease or condition experience the same problems and challenges, perhaps to a lesser degree. My point is that everybody has stress and anxiety, times of deep sadness (depression), anger, etc. The trick is to learn how to manage the accompanying thoughts and feelings so that they don't steamroll your life. Shannon Shy shows how he has effectively done just that, and although his method of overcoming OCD may not be exactly right for all OCD sufferers, it can be tweaked and personalized and also spark new ideas on how OCD can be effectively managed.
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I bought this book for my 16-year-old son with OCD. His OCD differs from Mr. Shy's, but Mr. Shy's story and the methods for continuing to keep his symptoms in check are a great help and encouragement. I think this is the best book I've read (and I've read tons) in terms of a successful personal experience as an example for an older teen or adult.
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I strongly recommend this book to anyone whose life is touched by someone with OCD or OCD tendacies. It's a story of endurance, acceptance, and hope. Once you pick up the book , you can't put it down. As in all good books, you'll experience a range of emotions when reading it, laughter and tears. But most importanly, you glean a better understanding of the struggles of OCD, and have more courage to face all obstacles of this life.
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Anyone that suffers with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) will find this book to be an important missing link in their road to recovery. It is easy-to-read and understand.
I know you will enjoy reading this book as much as I have!
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I just want to say thanks to the author for writing this book. I just downloaded the e-book version a bit earlier tonight and finished it now. It was a very good read. My first thought when starting this book was holy cow this guy has one heck of a resume. But, I actually took a lot of comfort in that. So often, I have been sucked into believing that just regular Joe Blows like me have OCD - not the people who have fancy resumes. Well, now I know that's not true. It makes me wonder who else around me has OCD and is just successfully hiding it (while being tormented by it all alone in their mind) like I am.

I found it helpful that the author got very graphic with his fears. I was interested to find out that I share many of the same fears that he did - particularly when it comes to the fear of hurting/harming other people/things. Many of the ways that he shared that OCD trips up a person I could also relate to. OCD is as old as, well who knows, but it seems to trip people up over and over in all that various ways and schemes in which it works.

I like a happy ending - especially in real life. I'm still hoping for my own happy ending. I appreciated the practical advice the author gave in the book and I'll definitely put it to use in the real world. I see this year as being the year that I take a stand against my OCD and gain MUCH ground on it (for a change). OCD has steadily been robbing more and more of my life and up until now I've been on the same path as the author said he once was - a downward spiral. My joy in living has been taken away from me and I'm sick of feeling 'defective' and 'abnormal'. Over the last few months I have providentially come into some great material and met some good people who have fought OCD and won.
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I purchased this book for my niece who suffers with OCD. She said this book was fantastic. Many of the OCD books out there don't focus on the types of symptoms she has. She said the author of this book had the exact obsessions as she has. I think it gave her a lot of hope!
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