Post by CourageouslyLion SeeksSerenity on Aug 17, 2011 19:08:51 GMT -5
You are correct that the website won't let people in USA watch it.
However I did find this out by googling ... There is a BBC presenter who produced/wrote/narrated the show. Her name is Jasmine Harman. The show is about her attempts to unhoard her own mother's home, so that her 12-year-old brother can return home to live.
Back to the writer/producer/narrator of the show who is the daughter of the hoarder on the show ... Her name is Jasmine Harman and she has now just started a website with resources for hoarders ... www.helpforhoarders.co.uk She says she's keeping it "simple, uncluttered, and unclinical".
So therefore, it's lacking a lot of the information.
She has some links to a few resources ... ... including Children of Hoarders ... but not to www.ocfoundation.org/hoarding/ which I think would be helpful.
Her website also has a forum which is just a few days old. (if you go to her main website at www.helpforhoarders.co.uk and look at menu on top, and click on "share your experience", you'll be sent to the forum).
From the posts on this brandnew forum, it would appear that the posters found her site after googling her ... after they'd seen the show.
I watched the show and felt that the mom was not really allowed to express how she felt about the clear out, the adult children were able to tell of their frustration with their moms hoarding but her distress was not really explored.
Whilst I agree that she needed help, I wondered why the daughter wanted to do this so publicly .
There is an interest in hoarding in the U.K at the moment , many state that bringing this disorder into the public eye will enable people to seek help. I fear that it is a device to make reality shows that will chew vulnerable persons up and spit them out the other side. I for one would love some help but will not be anyones poster girl.