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Manel Atserias Luque

About Manel

«I am no longer afraid of you [referred to OCD]. I want you to know that I am stronger than you can imagine. It is true that you have tortured me without any reason for a long time, and I do not have any problem to disclose it. Five years ago, you were about to defeat me, but in the end, God and the doctors were able to stop it. You deprived me of my freedom since I was six years old, and no one will be able to reimburse me all the hurt you caused…Your threats are continuous, but things have changed. After fighting a lot, I can already stand up to you. I know that it will not be easy, but I will recover that which you snatched from me: my freedom.» (21 September 2016)

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My name is Manel Atserias Luque. I was born on 25 August 1990 in Barcelona, and I am currently living in this beautiful city. I studied Law at Pompeu Fabra University, and I am a basketball coach.

At the end of 2010, while I was studying my third year of college, I was diagnosed with an Obsessive-Compulsive  Disorder (OCD) with a high level of severity. I had to cancel the call for many exams, as well as giving up training my basketball team because I needed to focus on my recovery through the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and medication.

After fighting many years to recover my life, I decided to create the «Instituto de Salud Mental de la Abogacía – Mental Health Institute of Legal Professions (ISMA-MHILP)». This non-profit organisation works for European legal professionals’ and law students’ good mental health and wellbeing to guarantee and strengthen the Rule of Law and protect European citizens’ fundamental rights.



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