'OCD'-- slam poetry and mental health awareness | Neil Hilborn | TEDxTeachersCollege
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Can a poem change the way we talk about mental health? Neil Hilborn shares his experience with OCD and what happened after his poem of the same name went viral.
Neil Hilborn's personal experience with OCD has fueled his creative talent and made him into a most unique mental health advocate. Hilborn's reading of his poem "OCD" at the 2013 Rustbelt poetry slam has received nearly eight million views on YouTube. Neil has honed his craft as a poet with the 2011 & 2012 Macalester Poetry Slam teams as a poet and a coach respectively. Hilborn has published work in Borderline Magazine and Orange Quarterly; he also founded Thistle the Macalester College literary magazine.
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