An #OCDvocate Thanksgiving Message

Thanksgiving. It’s a day to be grateful. To give thanks for what you have, the people in your life that make a difference, and the freedoms we all share. But when your mental illness has a tight hold of you, it’s so hard to see what you should be grateful for. It’s easier to see… Read more »

IOCDF office closed today

Our office is closed today, Wednesday, October 26, due to a temporary power outage affecting our building in Boston. As such, our phone system is also currently down. We anticipate our offices re-opening on Thursday, October 27th. You can still reach us by email at anytime at info@iocdf.org. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

OCD Awareness Week is here! How can you get involved?

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Today is World Mental Health Day, and it’s also the beginning of OCD Awareness Week. All week long we’ll have events going on around the country dedicated to raising awareness and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. While knowledge about OCD in the general public has grown exponentially in the last decade,… Read more »

Guest Post: Join Me in Celebrating 30 Years of Hope, Inspiration, & Community

On today’s blog, we feature a guest post from IOCDF board member JoAnn Winston. JoAnn shares what the Foundation means to her and her family, and why she is so excited about celebrating the IOCDF’s 30th birthday next month at the Then & Now Anniversary Party in Boston.  When OCD entered our family back in 2008, I was… Read more »

IOCDF and MGH Announce New Training Opportunities for Mental Health Professionals

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As part of our goal to expand training opportunities for all clinicians in the OCD community, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Psychiatry Academy to offer online courses for professionals interested in learning more about treating OCD. “While OCD is a very treatable disorder, there continues to be… Read more »

Save the Date for the IOCDF’s 30th Anniversary Party in Boston

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In 1986, a small group of individuals with OCD in Connecticut got together with the idea that they could help others who may be experiencing the same problems, and formed the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. They invited Dr. Wayne Goodman to be their first Scientific Advisory Board chair, thus making sure that best practices and evidence-based… Read more »

Join us in the Windy City! Chicago Attractions Not to Miss

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Attendees at the 23rd Annual OCD Conference won’t have to go far to enjoy all Chicago has to offer this summer. With this year’s Conference hotel situated right on Michigan Avenue in the heart of the city, the struggle won’t be finding things to do, but how to fit everything in around a busy Conference… Read more »

Then & Now: How has the IOCDF changed your life?

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Did you know that this year is the IOCDF’s 30th anniversary? In November 1986, a small group of advocates gathered together to start a non-profit to help all of those affected by OCD and related disorders. This year, we celebrate 30 years and we have all of you to thank for your continued support! In… Read more »