What happens when Youth Living in the Hoard cannot escape the chaos for an extended period of time?
It wears on their mental health and for many it can be hard to find ways to engage in meaningful ways with their friends where they won’t be judged for their surroundings.
Finding a place to do homework in a chaotic, hoarded home is also problematic and increases anxiety for them!
Please check out the original post found here regarding the struggles that #YLITH face and some suggestions to support you!
Keep in mind that frequently you may be able to control whether or not you are seen on camera. Even if your environment is pristine, you still choose to engage in an online event, but keep your camera off.
In the event you do have a space you can reserve for school or work, keep only the things you need for those activities in that area.
It’s also important to remain connected and find ways to engage with the people you care about.
Tammi Moses is the founder and Chief Encouragement Officer of Homes Are For Living, LLC dba The Hoarding Solution which is a Veteran Woman Owned & Operated business located in Oak Harbor, WA.
Tammi provides virtual consultations, on-site assessments and workshops on the issue of hoarding. She believes in inspiring others to take their adversity and use it for the greater good. She is the voice of #AKOPTH-Adult Kids of Parents That Hoard. She is also a voice & advocate for #YLITH – Youth Living in The Hoard. You can connect with Tammi at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Facebook & Instagram @TheHoardingSolution.