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Finders Keepers- reporting on hoarding disorder

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Freelance journalist Erin O'Dwyer wrote a insightful and sensitive account of psychologist Meredith Fuller's life growing up in her mother Judith's "hoarded house" for Sunday Life magazine.

'Finders Keepers' offers a comphrensive range of facts about hoarding disorder and focuses not only on Judith's mental illness but on her life as a whole.

O'Dwyer tells SANE she spoke to a number of people off the record about the disorder to gain a better understanding before writing the article.

This detailed and balanced reporting is an example of how responsible journalism can inform about and also encourage understanding of mental illness.

Help SANE to highlight other excellent examples by sending a Good News Report to StigmaWatch.

Last updated: 31 January, 2017