Monday, June 6, 2011

Hoarding problem emerges from the shadows


Sally Fronsman-Cecil was always inclined to have a cluttered home, but she went into the “downward spiral” life of a hoarder after her husband died in 1998.

Clothes, food, cardboard boxes, magazines, plastic bins and other items pile up in her house. Her living room is impassible; her kitchen counters heaped with dishes and food.

Fronsman-Cecil kept her problem a secret until the 2005 National Alliance on Mental Health convention in Texas.

“I had been a member of the alliance for a long time and felt comfortable about finally coming out,” said Fronsman-Cecil, 63..." "More

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